The World Series of Fighting 8 returns tomorrow night with two championship bouts to crown both a lightweight and women’s strawweight championship.
In the lightweight bout, undefeated Justin Gaethje (10-0) will take on Rich Patishnock (6-1) in the main event. Patishnock replaced Lewis Gonzalez who was injured earlier this month while Gonzalez had been the original replacement for JZ Cavalcante who also suffered an injury.
The women’s strawweight bout features Jessica Aguilar (16-4) as she battles Alida Gray (4-0) to not only become the first ever women’s champion in the promotion but they will also be the first women’s fight for the promotion as well.
Also on the main card, a light heavyweight bout between Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson (15-4) and Mike ‘MAK’ Kyle (20-10-1, 2 NC).
WSOF 8 takes place January 18th from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. The main card will air on NBCSportsNetwork at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT while the preliminary card will take place on WSOF.com at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Initially, Rich Patishnock came in just .4 pounds overweight but since this is a title fight, a fighter must hit the mark on or below the maximum amount. He was able to make weight two hours later, making the title fight official.
Justin Gaethje 154.6 lbs. vs. Rich Patishnock 155 lbs.
Anthony Johnson 204.8 lbs. vs. Mike Kyle 205.6 lbs
Jessica Aguilar 114.8 lbs. vs. Alida Gray 114.4 lbs.
Tyson Nam 136 lbs. vs. Cody Bollinger 135.6 lbs.
Luis Palomino 155.6 lbs. vs. Jorge Patino 155 lbs.
Valdir Araujo 170.8 lbs. vs. Tyler Stinson 170.4 lbs.
Derrick Mehmen 246.2 lbs. vs. Scott Barrett 261.6 lbs.
Alexis Vila 125.4 lbs. vs. Sidemar Honorio 126 lbs.
Brenson Hansen 144.4 lbs. vs. Freddy Assuncao 145.4 lbs.
Jose Caceres 170.4 lbs. vs. Anderson Melo 171 lbs.
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