Phoenix, Arizona: Mike Ricci landed a devastating kick to the head of Joe Condon, finishing his quarterfinal bout early in the first round. The official time and method of the victory was 2:41 via TKO.
WSOF 25 took place Friday, November 20th at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The events main draw was an 8-man lightweight elimination tournament. This quarterfinal bout was originally slated to be Mike Ricci vs. Brian Cobb, however Cobb withdrew from the tournament and has subsequently been cut from the organization. Joe Condon is now the replacement for this quarterfinal tournament feature.
Condon threatens with the takedown and cage clinch early into the first round. Ricci is trying to defend but one minute in and the fight is still at a stalemate. As the fight resumes in the middle of the cage, Ricci lands a hard right kick to the head of Condon. Ricci and Condon continue to trade strikes with Condon still pressuring for a takedown. With little set-up, Ricci throws another hard kick and sends his opponent flying to the canvas.
With the TKO victory, Ricci is now 11-4 as a professional as Condon drops to 12-9.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Jimi Manuwa, Andreas Georgiou & Nate Zielinski.