By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
This will be the second straight Art of War Cage Fighting event in Philadelphia. They also held an event on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at the facility. The event was called Art of War Cage Fighting 4: Legends & Rising Stars.
The 2300 Arena is the second venue to host two events. Lanco Fieldhouse in East Petersburg, Pennsylvania has also held two Art of War Cage Fighting events. They will host their third event on Saturday, March 10th.
Several fighters from the last Art of War Cage Fighting event will also fight on this card. Ricky Nuno, Andre Petroski, and Joseph Pyfer are the three advertised at this time with the card subject to change.
Nuno is scheduled to face Allen Otto in a 155-pound bout. Nuno, 3-5, had three fights in 2017, while Otto is making a comeback to the Octagon with his first fight since May 9th, 2015 when he lost via a unanimous decision to Steven Barnett at Cage Fury Fighting Championship 48.
Otto will also be making his Art of War Cage Fighting debut.
Petroski is 6-1 and has won four straight fights. He is scheduled to fight Avery Sanchis in the 170-pound title bout.
Pyfer is scheduled to fight Sheldon Neighoff in a 185-pound title fight. Pyfer is 2-1 in his career — and will be making his third appearance in Art of War Cage Fighting.
Neighoff is 3-3 and will be making his Art of War Cage Fighting debut on this card. He last fought on September 9th, 2017 when he lost via a rear-naked choke submission to A.T. McCowin at Stellar Fights 35.
Petroski is the 170-pound champion, while Pyfer is the 185-pound champion.
In their last event, Jesus Martinez defeated Tony Parker with a TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes). Will Martinez Jr. defeated Jeremy Pender with a rear-naked choke submission in the second-round.
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