The World Series of Fighting has come and gone crowning two champions for the promotion and playing host to several memorable scraps that ended with heart-stopping finishes.
Among the fights, a lightweight opener between Luis Palomino and Jorge Patino set a pace to the event and gave something for fans to talk about early on.
The first of two title shots, was a women’s strawweight fight between Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray. Aguilar took control immediately and dragged Gray around on the ground before submitting her to win the first ever women’s championship in the promotion.
The co-main event was a light-heavyweight bout that lived up to expectations as Anthony Johnson and Mike Kyle didn’t pull any punches. Each punch thrown was met with a gasp with near-misses coming just inches away from shutting off the lights of the recipient. In the end it was Johnson who finished out his WSOF contract with a bang — and some leverage — flattening Kyle who fell face first in to the mat. Johnson’s WSOF recored went to 3-0 and if he resigns with the promotion, a title shot awaits him with his next visit to the cage.
The main event featured perhaps the most exciting lightweight prospect in several years. Justin Gaethje went in to his lightweight title fight against Rich Patishnock undefeated and left without adding a blemish to his record. He stormed Patishnock and never let him breathe on his way to a TKO win that further establishes him as perhaps the WSOF’s promising young fighter who could one day (sooner rather than later) become the face of the promotion.
Below, highlights from the full WSOF 8 main card, fight by fight:
Justing Gaethje vs. Rich Patishnock Highlights –
Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle Highlights –
Jessica Aguilar vs. Alida Gray Highlights –
Tyson Nam vs. Cody Bollinger Highlights –
Jorge Patino vs. Luis Palomino Highlights –
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