WSOF adds two reserve bouts to one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament


World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to Phoenix on November 20 where eight of the best lightweight fighters in the world will compete in a one-night tournament, where the winner must fight and win three times, for a chance to take on WSOF lightweight champion and Phoenix’s own; Justin Gaethje.

WSOF adds two reserve bouts to one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament

Announced Tuesday via press release were two tournament reserve bouts that will take place on the undercard of the lightweight tournament. LaRue Burley looks to rebound against Joe Condon, and Benny Madrid takes on Ramil Mustapaev.

Burley (6-1) is looking to rebound from the first loss of his career at WSOF 23, where he was knocked out by Brian Foster, who is in the lightweight tournament. Condon (12-8) will attempt to rebound from his decision loss to ‘Notorious’ Nick Newell at WSOF 20.

Madrid (8-3) will look to make it two wins in a row after submitting Jeff Fletcher at WSOF 23. Mustapaev (3-1) will hope to make it four wins in a row when he makes his WSOF debut against Madrid.

Also confirmed by the promotion was how the reserve bouts would work;

“Should any of the tournament’s quarterfinal stage fight winners be unable to re-enter the cage for his semifinal stage commitment due to an injury sustained en-route to victory, the loser of the bout will advance to the following round in place of the hurt fighter.” 

“If neither the winner nor loser are healthy enough to re-enter the cage, however, one of the reserve fight winners will serve as a replacement in the tournament field.” 

WSOF 25 (WSOF: Lightweights) will take place at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on November 20. The televised broadcast will feature the entire lightweight tournament. Also featured on the card is Jason High vs. Estevan Payan.


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