WSOF 25: Lightweight Tournament live results, updates, video highlights

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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 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), then moving to the NBC Sports Network televised main card at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).

WSOF 25 quick results:

Finals

  • Lightweight: Brian Foster def. Joao Zeferino via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:51

NOTES.1: This fight was SICK! Foster got rocked more than once and each time came back harder. He was able to sprawl on several takedown attempts from Zeferino and keep it standing for periods of time. Definite fight of the year candidate. Brian Foster deserves a ton of credit for making adjustments between his first fight with Zeferino earlier in the night. When it did go to the ground in the finals, Foster was able to defend the heel hook and other submission attempts, and he himself went for submissions.

NOTES.0: This lightweight tournament final is an interesting matchup because the two already fought in the quarterfinals and Zeferino submitted Foster in the first round with a heel hook. Zeferino also submitted his semifinal opponent with a heel hook in the first round. Mike Ricci was supposed to face Luis Palomino in the semifinals, but an injury took him out and Foster was brought back in, he won and now moves on to face Zeferino once again, this time in the finals. Lookout for that heel hook!

Non-Tournament Bout

  • Lightweight: Jason High def. Estevan Payan via knockout (strikes) – Round 1

Semi-finals

  • Lightweight: Brian Foster def. Luis Palomino via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:19
  • Lightweight: Joao Zeferino def. Jorge Patino via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:24

Quarter-finals

  • Lightweight: Luis Palomino def. Rich Patishnock via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:55
  • Lightweight: Joáo Zeferino def. Brian Foster via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:46 
  • Lightweight: Mike Ricci def. Brian Cobb via TKO (head kick) – Round 1, 2:41 – Ricci will not advance to semifinals due to injury. Foster will fill the spot.
  • Lightweight: Islam Mamedov def. Jorge Patino via unanimous decision – Mamedov will not advance to semifinals due to an injured knee. Patino will fill the spot.

Reserve Bout

  • Lightweight: Ramil Mustapayev def. LaRue Burley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 

Non-Tournament Bouts

  • Bantamweight: Joseph Barajas def. Erik Villalobos via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:06
  • Catchweight (165 lbs): Roberto Yong def. Jimmy Scully via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:11

Video Highlights:

Joao Zeferino submits Jorge Patino with a heel hook

https://twitter.com/ZProphet_MMA/status/667919191782109184

Mike Ricci’s head kick KO of Brian Cobb

https://twitter.com/GrabakaHitman/status/667886097825964032

Jason High’s KO of Estevan Payan

https://twitter.com/ZProphet_MMA/status/667934907910520832

Brian Foster’s finish of Joao Zeferino in the finals

https://twitter.com/ZProphet_MMA/status/667943884945817600

This about sums up Brian Foster’s performance

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