It was close, too close. With two hours to go until show time, World Series of Fighting officials hastily received a new cage mat from Las Vegas and a local promoter’s cage from somewhere in New Jersey to save the show. Apparently, the cage and mat they brought to Atlantic City was having issues and the cage wasn’t stable enough to be fit for fighting, so the athletic commission said “no go” until a new cage was found and put together.
Most people won’t ever realize how close the show was to being canceled. Had the mat flown from Vegas not fit the cage that was found after a bunch of stressed phone calls – everyone would’ve been screwed- but it’s over now. WSOF 2 is going down right now with a preliminary card on Sherdog.com and a main card that should be pretty awesome on the NBC Sports Network.
Here’s the full card if you don’t remember from the TV Guide:
Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson
Marlon Moraes vs. Tyson Nam
Josh Burkman vs. Aaron Simpson
Paulo Filho vs. David Branch
Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Gaethje
Kris McCray vs. Danillo Villefort
Igor Gracie vs. Richard Patishnock
Waylon Lowe vs. Cameron Dollar
Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Chris Wade
Alexandre Pimentel vs. Rick Glenn
Brenson Hansen vs. Tom Marcellino
Bill Algeo vs. Frank Buenafuente