WSOF 25 gets 1 night 8 man Tourney

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  1. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

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    WSOF 25 will get a 1 night 8 man LW tournament.

    Competitors include: Mike Ricci,Jorge patino, winner of LaRue Burley/Brain foster, Rich Patishnock, and Brian Cobb

    Also on the card Jason High vs Caros Fodor
     
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  2. chunglii

    chunglii No Me Duele Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Bellator and WSOF are doing one night tournaments, it's 1994 all over again!
     
  3. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

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    Kind of lame copying Bellator but tourneys are fun. Solid group of LWs. Anything can happen. Tourneys favor finishers
     
  4. PIT FIGHTER

    PIT FIGHTER YAMMA Pit Fighter

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    Yeah.

    They shouldn't be swagger jacking Bellator, who we all know created the concept of the one-night tournament.

    The nerve....
     
  5. MMALOPEZ

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    Copying?? 8man gp!!!! Bellator 4man gp!! Different weight divisions!!

    I really like the idea!! We'll see how they will match this guys up
     
  6. Thread

    Thread Im Da Best Mayne

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    They all biting... Shine Fights. Bang the drums
     
  7. Bet Me

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    I love this idea. I will be watching for sure.
     
  8. VIP1349

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    I dislike it cause of head trauma. But as a fan it's fun to watch for sure. Gives them a legit contender for JG. Pretty solid group of guys in the tourney. Should be fun.
     
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    This is going to be fun!!!
     
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    "The winner will fight three times, and it's going to crown a tournament champion," Abdel-Aziz said. "It's going back to the gladiator days. One gladiator fights and he keeps going and going until he achieves his ultimate goal."

    The field of eight includes Dagestani prospect Islam Mamedov (12-1), UFC veteran Mike Ricci (10-4), Joao Zeferino (18-6), Rich Patishnock (6-2), Jorge Patino (37-15-2), Brian Cobb (20-8), plus the likely winner of WSOF 23's LaRue Burley (6-0) vs. Brian Foster (22-7) main card fight and another unnamed competitor.

    The bracket will be seeded in general tournament style, with the No. 1 seed taking on the No. 8 seed in the opening round, No. 2 taking on No. 7, and so on.

    Seeding is not yet finalized, though Mamedov (No. 1), Zeferino (No. 2), Cobb (No. 4), Burley/Foster winner (No. 5), Patishnock (No. 7), Patino (No. 8) are the tentative rankings.

    "I think fans should be excited about it, because there's so much MMA out there. People are getting kind of tired, a little bit. There's so many shows. It's true," Abdel-Aziz said.

    "That's good for the hardcore fan, but when you have an eight-man tournament, you want to sit in front of the TV and watch which gladiator is going to win the tournament -- which one is going to wrap his knee and go back into the second round, then is going to ice his eye from swelling and go back and fight this other gladiator and be a champion."

    WSOF 25 is slated to take place in Seattle, WA, with the blessing of the Washington State Department of Licensing. The main card will air on NBC Sports Network.

    Several reserve bouts will populate the undercard in the event that one of the tournament competitors is unable to move on due to injury or exhaustion.

    Newly signed UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jason High (18-5) will also debut on the night's main card against ONE FC standout Caros Fodor (10-4).

    "We just wanted to do something different," Adbel-Aziz said. "World Series of Fighting for the next three months will be kicking ass. We'll be putting on these great fight cards and we'll be bringing some big names back and we're building talent."
     
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    KhabibTheBeagle Papi de la Sherdog

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    I like tournies. Does anyone know if the WSOF is broadcast on UK TV/SKY?
     
  12. ThatBJJGuy

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    :icon_chee
     
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    Love it! I don't really watch WSOF. Definitely tuning in for this!
     
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    just do a WSOF vs Bellator Royal rumble wrestlemania summerslam shit
     
  15. JacJeanFinger

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    Glove makes a hell of difference. There will be a lot more brain damage.

    bigger fists = more frequent ko
     
  16. Dixon0023

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    Jorge Patino is 42 and has 56 documented fights. If he could win this, that would be amazing!
     
  17. Kinger85

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    Fuck yes. The world needs more one night tournaments.
     
  18. Paradigm

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    damn...3 fights in a night. sounds crazy in 2015 lol. looking forward to this.
     
  19. Legendary

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    So 3 fights one night? This is gonna be reservation card no doubt. I dont think a regular commission would allow, but I am excited for it. You dont see this everyday
     
  20. Francis Rossi

    Francis Rossi Here's a song for ya

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    Strikeforce held one under CSAC.

    Anywho, I wants to see a one-man, eight-night tourney.
     

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