World Series of Fighting light heavyweight Tyrone Spong (69-6-1 kickboxing, 1-0 MMA) will not be fighting at WSOF 3 due to visa issues. Reports indicated earlier this week that the talented fighter would have to bow out of his scheduled WSOF 3 co-main event bout with Angel DeAnda and WSOF officials confirmed the move with MMAFrenzy earlier today. A new co-main event will be announced shortly.
The Surinamese fighter was forced to bow out after visa issues kept him from returning to his training camp with Blackzilians. Spong is still expected compete at GLORY 9, where the promotion will make their stateside debut when they head to NYC for a star-studded kickboxing show on June 22.
WSOF president Ray Sefo had this to say about the change:
“Losing Tyrone from this card is unfortunate, but our fighters need to prepare sufficiently to compete at this level, and we are certainly not going to take any shortcuts or try to rush a matchup if one or both fighters are not ready to compete. We will move forward and look forward to seeing Tyrone back in the World Series of Fighting cage very soon.”
WSOF 3 will see Jon Fitch face off with Josh Burkman in the June 14 fight card’s main event. WSOF 3 will take place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
WSOF 3 Fight Card:
- Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman
- Rolles Gracie vs. Dave Huckaba
- Justin Gaethjevs. Brian Cobb
- Dan Lauzon vs. John Gunderson
- Krasimir Mladenov vs. Kendrick Miree
- Jacob Volkmann vs. Lyle Beerbohm
Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for full coverage of WSOF 3.
Photo via Tyrone Spong