ALL FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT
FOR “WSOF 25: 8-MAN LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT”
TOMORROW, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
LIVE ON NBCSN
JOE CONDON REPLACES BRIAN COBB IN
TOURNAMENT ACTION AGAINST MIKE RICCI
LARUE BURLEY REPLACES BENNY MADRID
IN RESERVE FIGHT AGAINST RAMIL MUSTAPAYEV
Phoenix, Ariz. (November 19, 2015) – All eight lightweight (155 pounds) athletes competing in the inaugural World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) one-night, eight-man tournament made weight one day before the historic affair at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Friday, Nov. 20, live on NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.
Additionally, all eight other fighters on the “WSOF 25: 8-Man Lightweight Tournament” card, including co-main event opponents Jason “The Kansas City Bandit” High and Estevan “El Terrible” Payan, made weight. High tipped the scales at 155.7 pounds, while Payan clocked in at 155.2 pounds.
Brian Cobb and Benny Madrid, who had been slated for action in the tournament and a tournament reserve fight, respectively, were both rendered unable to compete in their scheduled commitments earlier today after becoming ill.
Originally slated to face LaRue Burley (6-1) in reserve fight action, Joe Condon (12-8) will replace Cobb in the tournament and square off with Cobb’s scheduled opponent, Mike Ricci (10-4), in the quarterfinal stage of the event.
Burley, meanwhile, will battle Ramil Mustapayev (3-1), who was originally slated to fight Madrid, in what will be the sole reserve bout of the night.
The winner of the tournament, who will have fought three times tomorrow, will be named the new number one contender in the World Series of Fighting lightweight division, and will challenge undefeated, reigning champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (14-0) for his title.
The four-fight, live NBCSN telecast will include the two semifinal stage tournament bouts, the co-main event and the tournament’s championship round showdown.
The live telecast will be preceded by a seven-bout live stream on an embeddable video player on WSOF.com, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The stream will include all four quarterfinal stage tournament matchups as well as the tournament reserve bout and two non-tournament preliminary card bouts.
Priced from $29.99, tickets for “WSOF 25: 8-Man Lightweight Tournament” are on sale at the Comerica Theatre box office as well as online at Ticketmaster.com and WSOF.com.
Doors at Comerica Theatre open at 5 p.m. MT and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m.
COMPLETE “WSOF 25: 8-MAN LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT” WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Live NBCSN Televised Bouts:
Lightweight Tournament Championship Bout:
Semifinal Bout Winner # 1 vs. Semifinal Bout Winner # 2
Lightweight Co-Main Event:
Jason High (155.7 lbs.) vs. Estevan Payan (155.2 lbs.)
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal Stage Bout # 2:
Quarterfinal Bout Winner # 3 vs. Quarterfinal Bout Winner # 4
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal Stage Bout # 1:
Quarterfinal Bout Winner # 1 vs. Quarterfinal Bout Winner # 2
Preliminary Card and Quarterfinal Stage Tournament Bouts (Streaming live on WSOF.com):
Bantamweight (135 pounds) Bout:
Joseph Barajas (135.7 lbs.) vs. Erik Villalobos (136 lbs.)
Catchweight (165 pounds) Bout:
Jimmy Scully (165.4 lbs.) vs. Roberto Yong (161.7 lbs.)
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Stage Bout # 4:
Luis Palomino (155.7 lbs.) vs. Rich Patishnock (155.7 lbs.)
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Stage Bout # 3:
Brian Foster (155.8 lbs.) vs. Joao Zeferino (156 lbs.)
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Stage Bout # 2:
Joe Condon (155.8 lbs.) vs. Mike Ricci (155.9 lbs.)
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Stage Bout # 1:
Islam Mamedov (155.6 lbs.) vs. Jorge Patino (154.9 lbs.)
Lightweight Tournament Reserve Bout:
LaRue Burley (155.5 lbs.) vs. Ramil Mustapayev (155.3 lbs.)
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