WSOF 25 will take place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, November 20.
Headlined by the first one-night, eight-man tournament in World Series of Fighting history, the event will kick off with a preliminary bout card that will stream live on MMA Mad at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The live stream will be comprised of eight bouts, including all four quarterfinal stage matchups in the lightweight tournament that will crown its winner, who will have fought three times in one night, the new number one contender in the coveted weight division.
The four-fight, live NBCSN telecast will begin at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT with the two semifinal stage tournament bouts, and conclude with the tournament’s championship round showdown.
The non-tournament, lightweight co-main event contest between Jason “The Kansas City Bandit” High (18-5) of Kansas City, Mo. and rival star Estevan Payan (16-8) of Tempe, Ariz. will take place between the conclusion of the second semifinal stage tournament bout and the championship round fight.
In one tournament bracket, Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-11) of Miami, Fla., coming off another “Fight of the Month” performance at WSOF 23 in September, will square off with rising star Rich Patishnock (6-2) of East Stroudsberg, Pa., while Brian Foster (23-7) of Sallisaw, Okla., fresh off a thunderous, first round (:32) KO of previously unbeaten LaRue Burley at WSOF 23, will collide with streaking submission wizard Joao Zeferino (18-6) of Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
In the opposite bracket, wrestling and submission ace Brian “The Bandit” Cobb (20-8) of Bakersfield, Calif. will battle Firas Zahabi-trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Mike “The Martian” Ricci (10-4) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, while Islam Mamedov (12-1) of Jersey City, N.J. via Derbent, Dagestan, Russia will put his phenomenal, 11-fight winning streak on the line against five-time, one-night tournament winner and Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Jorge “Macaco” Patino (38-15-2, 1 NC) of Houston, Texas via Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The WSOF 25 weigh-in video can be found below along with the live results as they happen
Jason High (155.7 lbs) vs. Estevan Payan (155.2 lbs)
Joseph Barajas (135.7 lbs) vs. Erik Villalobos (136.1 lbs)
Jimmy Scully (165.4 lbs) vs. Roberto Yong (161.7 lbs)
Luis Palomino (155.7 lbs) vs. Rich Patishnock (155.7 lbs)
Brian Foster (155.8 lbs) vs. Joao Zeferino (156.2 lbs)
Joe Condon (157.4 lbs) vs. Mike Ricci (155.9 lbs)
Islam Mamedov (155.6 lbs) vs. Jorge Patino (154.9 lbs)
LaRue Burley (155.5 lbs) vs. Ramil Mustapayev(154.3 lbs)