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, beginning 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 (155 pounds) 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 winner of the quarterfinal stage bout between Palomino and Patishnock will meet the winner of the fight between Foster and Zeferino in the semifinal stage of the single-elimination affair, and the winner of the matchup between Cobb and Ricci will face the winner of the bout between Mamedov and Patino in the semifinal stage of the tournament.
Leading off the preliminary bout card will be the first of two tournament reserve bouts –Benny Madrid (8-3) of Phoenix vs. Ramil Mustapayev (3-1) of Albuquerque, N.M. via Ossetia, Russia, which will be followed by the second tournament reserve fight – LaRue Burley (6-1) of Phoenix vs. Joe Condon (12-8) of Victorville, Calif.
The preliminary bout card will conclude with a 165-pound catchweight tilt between Jimmy Scully (3-3) of Phoenix and Roberto Yong (2-3) of Glendale, Ariz. and a bantamweight (135 pounds) battle between Joseph Barajas (11-1) of Vista, Calif. and Erik Villalobos (3-0) of Glendale.
You can follow the live results throughout the night with MMA Mad below as soon as the WSOF card kicks off.
Main Card (NBC Sports Network)
Joao Zeferino vs. Brian Foster (rematch) Lightweight Tournament Championship Bout:
Brian Foster def. Joao Zeferino via ground and pound (KO) 4:51 RND 2
Lightweight Co-Main Event:
Jason High def. Estevan Payan via headkick & punches (KO) 0:47 RND 2
Luis Palomino vs. Brian Foster Semifinal Stage Bout # 2:
Brian Foster def. Luis Palomino via ground and pound (TKO) 4:19 RND 2
Joao Zeferino vs. Jorge Patino Semifinal Stage Bout # 1:
Joao Zeferino def. Jorge Patino via heelhook (submission) 1:24 RND 1
Preliminary Card (MMAMad.com)
Joseph Barajas def. Erik Villalobos via ground and pound (TKO) 4:06 RND 3
Catchweight (165 pounds) Bout:
Roberto Yong def. Jimmy Scully via punches (TKO) 1:11 RND 1
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Stage Bout # 4:
Luis Palomino def. Rich Patishnock via punches (TKO) 4:55 RND 1
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Stage Bout # 3:
Joao Zeferino def. Brian Foster via heelhook (submission) 1:46 RND 1
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Stage Bout # 2:
Mike Ricci def. Joe Condon via head-kick (TKO) 2:41 RND 1
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Stage Bout # 1:
Islam Mamedov def. Jorge Patino via decision (no scores announced)
Lightweight Tournament Reserve Bout # 1:
Ramil Mustapayev def. LaRue Burley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)