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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Art of War Cage Fighting 5, presented by Bickings Promotions, will be held this Friday, February 16th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event will start at 7 pm EST.

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.

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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.

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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.

Sanchis is 3-1. Sanchis is returning to the Octagon for the first time since May 12th, 2017 when he lost a unanimous decision to Keala Tamsing at Rumble Inc. — Just Scrap.

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.

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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.

Nuno defeated Steve McCabe in the first round with a knockout. Kaheem Murray defeated Timothy Tyler with a TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the second round.

Petroski also defeated Andrew Johnson with a TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the first round. Pyfer defeated Adam Atiyeh in the first round with a KO.

John Brennan won a unanimous decision over Duane Shields. Jon Tuxford won a split decision over Derrick Bradley II after going three rounds.

Matthew Turnbull defeated Mariano Vidro-Rivera in the first round via a TKO (Referee Stoppage from Strikes). Eugene Aubrey defeated Mike Melso via a unanimous decision after going three rounds.

Severo Cardenas defeated Victor Georgi via a unanimous decision.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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