WSOF 8 takes place this evening in Hollywood, Fla., and is headlined by Justin Gaethje vs. Rich Patishnock for the inaugural WSOF Lightweight Title. In the co-main event, Anthony Johnson takes on Mike Kyle in a highly-anticipated light heavyweight match that will likely end with someone unconscious. Also on the card is the world No. 1 ranked women’s strawweight, Jessica Aguilar, as she takes on Alida Gray for the inaugural WSOF Women’s Strawweight Title.
ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and play-by-play commentary of the WSOF 8 main card which will air live on NBC Sports Network beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will stream live on www.wsof.com starting at 7 p.m. ET.
WSOF 8 quick results:
Main Card (NBC Sports Network 9 p.m. ET)
- Justin Gaethje def. Rick Patishnock by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:09) – for lightweight title
- Anthony Johnson def. Mike Kyle by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (2:03)
- Jessica Aguilar def. Alida Gray by Submission (Side Choke) Rd 1 (2:45) – for women’s strawweight title
- Cody Bollinger def. Tyson Nam by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Luis Palomino def. Jorge Patino by KO (punches) Rd 2 (4:20)
Preliminary Card (WSOF.com 7 p.m. ET)
- Anderson Melo def. Jose Caceres by Submission (Heel Hook) Rd 1 (1:10)
- Freddy Assuncao def. Brenson Hansen by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Alexis Vila def. Sidemar Honorio by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Derrick Mehmen def. Scott Barrett by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Tyler Stinson def. Valdir Araujo by KO (Punches) Rd 3 (2:23)
WSOF 8 play-by-play:
115 lbs. Title Fight: Jessica Aguilar (16-4) vs. Alida Gray (4-0)
Round 1 – Leg kick Gray. Right from Aguilar, she shoots in, body lock and puts Gray down, tries to take her back but Gray is back up. Gray with some right hands as Aguilar fights for the takedown again. Elbows from Gray to the side of the head but Aguilar puts her back down. Aguilar on top in half guard. Body shots from Aguilar. Elbows from Aguilar, now she’s looking for a side choke. Gray taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jessica Aguilar def. Alida Gray by Submission (Side Choke) Rd 1 (2:45)
205 lbs: Anthony Johnson (15-5) vs. Mike Kyle (20-10)
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Front kick from Johnson, leg kick. Leg kick, again. Left hand. Kyle grabs a leg for a takedown, now has a body lock from the back. Knees to the thighs from Kyle. Kyle backs out with a combo. Johnson pursuing. Leg kick, left hand, Kyle swings back, but Johnson lands one big right hook and Kyle falls face first unconscious to the canvas.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Anthony Johnson def. Mike Kyle by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (2:03)
155 lbs. Title Fight: Justin Gaethje (10-0) vs. Rich Patishnock (6-1)
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Gaethje comes out with a flying knee. Patishnock fires back with punches but Gaethje hurts him and nearly finishes him. Patishnock looks recovered but Gaethje is teeing off big time with knees, uppercuts, elbows and punches. Patishnock offering no offense or defense though — even though he’s still standing. The referee steps in to save Patishnock from further damage and this fight is over. Very fast-paced slug-fest. Great to see these guys lay it all on the line like that in the main event.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Justin Gaethje def. Rick Patishnock by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:09)
Interesting that Gaethje confidently said he would knock Patishnock out in our interview with him.