World Series of Fighting presents WSOF 25 this evening from Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz., and featuring an eight-man one-night tournament. Eight lightweights will compete for the number one contender spot in the 155-pound division. We will have live results of all the action right here starting with preliminary card (watch on WSOF.com) at 8 … Read more
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.
With the first event of the year for World Series of Fighting right around the corner, the promotion held a conference call today that featured athletes from the upper half of the televised card. The WSOF 8 competitors on the line included Justin Gaethje, Rich Patishnock, Anthony Johnson, Mike Kyle, Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray, along with WSOF President Ray Sefo and Executive VP Ali Abdel-Aziz.
Justin Gaethje (10-0) will face one of MMA’s top prospects in Rich Patishnock (6-1) for the World Series of Fighting’s inaugural lightweight title in the Jan. 18 event titled “World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock,” which takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
World Series of Fighting has been honored with six nominations in the latest edition of the Fighters Only World MMA Awards. World Series of Fighting was one of five organizations nominated for “Best Promotion,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo was named in the “Leading Man” category, lightweight contender Nick Newell was nominated for “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” Josh Burkman’s choke-out of Jon Fitch was nominated for “Submission of the Year,” World Series of Fighting broadcaster Bas Rutten was named in the “Personality of the Year” category and Kat Kelley was named in the “Ringcard Girl of the Year”