LaRue Burley will try to bounce back from his first loss. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
World Series of Fighting officials on Tuesday announced the addition of two reserve bouts for its eight-man, one-night tournament on Nov. 20.
WSOF 25, which takes place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, will include lightweight reserve bouts featuring LaRue Burley against Joe Condon, and Benny Madrid versus Ramil Mustapayev.
In the event that a winner from the opening round is unable to continue to due injury, the loser of that fight will advance to the semifinals. However, if neither combatant is healthy enough to fight on, then one of the reserve bout winners will take his spot.
“Our tournament lineup is officially complete with the addition of these matchups,” stated WSOF President Ray Sefo. “We are looking forward to having the four talented fighters selected for these two important fights, compete on this historic card and be prepared to enter the single-elimination contest if necessary.”
One side of the 155-pound bracket will feature a match between Luis Palomino and Rich Patishnock as well as a bout pitting Joao Zeferino against Brian Foster. On the opposite of the bracket, Brian Cobb will take on Mike Ricci while Islam Mamedov will lock horns with Jorge Patino.
WSOF 25 is slated to be headlined by a lightweight showdown between UFC and Dream veteran Jason High and Estevan Payan, who has fought under the Bellator and UFC banners in the past.