Today through press release, World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has announced the rules for their one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament that will take place at WSOF 25 in Phoenix next month.
In regards to extra judge cageside:
“Designed to maximize the performance of its athletes and ensure that a decisive winner emerges in each bout, the “WSOF 25: 8-Man Lightweight Tournament” rules include scoring by a fourth cageside judge in the event that the original three judges in place score any bout a draw.”
On elbows strikes:
“Additionally, elbow strikes will be permitted in the championship bout of the tournament when the standard, Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts take effect, but not in the quarterfinal or semifinal stages of the single-elimination affair. “
On number of rounds in quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals:
“Each of the four quarterfinal stage tournament bouts as well as both semifinal stage bouts will consist of two, five-minute rounds. The championship bout will be comprised of three, five-minute rounds.”
As well as the tournament, there will be a lightweight co-main event between Jason High and Estevan Payan, as well as two reserve bouts for the lightweight tournament between Burley/Condon, Madrid/Mustapayev. Check out the official WSOF 25: Lightweights bracket below.
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