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Anthony Johnson signs with World Series of Fighting

Anthony Johnson will fight D.J. Linderman in Las Vegas on Nov. 3.

Anthony Johnson has signed on to face D.J. Linderman in the World Series of Fighting for the NBC Sports Network, reported Tuesday.

Johnson is an 11-time UFC veteran fighting for the third time as a light heavyweight. Nicknamed "Rumble," Johnson competed mostly as a welterweight during his time in the octagon but has since elected to compete at 205 pounds, where he's been successful with a pair of knockout wins over Jake Rosholt and Esteves Jones in regional shows.

Johnson 5-1 in his past six contests.

Linderman fought as a heavyweight in recent outings but will drop back down to 205 pounds for this contest. Linderman is 5-1 in his past six contests, and has never lost a bout by way of stoppage since beginning his professional career in 2008. Linderman is currently the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship's heavyweight champion.

The event is schedule for Nov. 3 at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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