World Series of Fighting 25: “The 8 Man Lightweight Tournament” airs live on NBC Sports tonight fromin .
Tonight’s card will feature an 8 man tournament to decide the next challenger for Justin Gaethje’s lightweight Championship. Looking to bounce back from two losses in a row against the champ Luis “Baboon” Palomino takes on WSOF title challenger Richard Patishnock. UFC Vet Brain foster takes on Joao Zeferino who is on a 5 fight win streak. Ultimate Fighter finalist Mike Ricci faces Joe Condon and 12 and 1 Islam Mamedov takes on Jorge Patino in what promises to be an exciting fight. The card also features Jason High in his WSOF debut as he takes on Estevan “El Terrible” Payan. This will be High’s first fight back since his knockout loss to now UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos.
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Finals: Brian Foster def. Joao Zeferino via TKO at 4:51 of Round 2
Jason High def. Estevan Payan via Knockout at :47 of Round 2
Semifinals: Brian Foster def. Luis Palomino via TKO at 4:19 of Round 2
Semifinals: Joao Zeferino def. Jorge Patino via Submission (heelhook) at 1:24 of Round 1
Joseph Barajas def. Erik Villalobos via TKO at 4:06 of Round 3
Roberto Yong def. Jimmy Scully via TKO at 1:11 of Round 1
Quarterfinals: Mike Ricci def. Joe Condon via TKO at 2:41 of Round 1
Quarterfinals: Luis Palomino def. Rich Patishnock via Knockout at 4:54 of Round 1
Quarterfinals: Joao Zeferino def. Brian Foster vs Submission (heelhook) at 1:46 of Round 1
Quarterfinals: Islam Mamedov def. Jorge Patino via Unanimous Decision
Reserve bout: Ramil Mustapayev def. LaRue Burley via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)