All eight lightweight fighters competing in the inaugural World Series of Fighting one-night, eight-man tournament made weight ahead of the historic affair at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Friday, Nov. 20, live on NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.

Additionally, all eight other fighters on the “WSOF 25: 8-Man Lightweight Tournament” card, including co-main event opponents Jason “The Kansas City Bandit” High and Estevan “El Terrible” Payan, made weight. High tipped the scales at 155.7 pounds, while Payan clocked in at 155.2 pounds.

However Brian Cobb and Benny Madrid, who were scheduled to compete in the tournament and a tournament reserve fight, respectively, were both rendered unable to compete in their scheduled bouts after becoming ill prior to the weigh-ins.

Originally slated to face LaRue Burley (6-1) in reserve fight action, Joe Condon (12-8) will replace Cobb in the tournament and square off with Cobb’s scheduled opponent, Mike Ricci (10-4), in the quarterfinal stage of the event.

Burley, meanwhile, will battle Ramil Mustapayev (3-1), who was originally slated to fight Madrid, in what will be the sole reserve bout of the night.

The winner of the tournament, who will have fought three times tomorrow, will be named the new number one contender in the WSOF lightweight division, and will challenge undefeated, reigning champion Justin Gaethje (14-0) for his title.

The four-fight, live NBCSN telecast will include the two semifinal stage tournament bouts, the co-main event and the tournament’s championship round showdown.

The live telecast will be preceded by a seven-bout live stream on an embeddable video player on, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The stream will include all four quarterfinal stage tournament matchups as well as the tournament reserve bout and two non-tournament preliminary card bouts.

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