WSOF 20 weigh-in results: Dave Branch (204), Jesse McElligott (203) set for new main event
The weigh-ins are in the books for Friday’s WSOF 20 event, and the newly booked main event is official.
The WSOF 20 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET)
Dave Branch (204) vs. Jesse McElligott (203) – light heavyweight tournament semifinal
Joe Condon (156) vs. Nick Newell (155)
Ben Fodor (174) vs. Emmanuel Walo (176)
Juliano Coutinho (264) vs. Steve Mocco (246)
Ozzy Dugulubgov (155) vs. Lucas Montoya (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)
Leon Davis (155) vs. Islam Mamedov (155)
Saul Almeida (146) vs. Chris Foster (144)
Chip Moraza-Pollard (170) vs. Matt Secor (170)
Johnny Campbell (130.4) vs. Darren Mima (126.4)
Ronny Markes out of WSOF 20 main event, David Branch gets new opponent
World Series of Fighting 20 has lost yet another competitor during fight week.
Three days after Melvin Guillard was pulled from the card, headliner Ronny Markes dropped out of the main event Thursday, the day of weigh-ins, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Markes is in the hospital, Abdel Aziz said. It was immediately unclear what was ailing him.
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Arizona issues 'safety recommendation' for one fighter to retire after brutal WSOF 19 loss
Twelve fighters received extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of World Series of Fighting 19, including lightweight headliners Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission.
Gaethje and Palomino both sported a myriad of injuries from their ‘Fight of the Year' candidate brawl, which Gaethje won by third-round TKO to retain his WSOF lightweight belt. Palomino will now be forced to receive clearance on his left knee, ankle, thigh, and right hand before returning to competition, while Gaethje will be forced to do the same for his right brow and right foot.
The most curious note from the event's medical suspension report came from the undercard though. , a 31-year-old regular of the Arizona fight scene, was given an indefinite suspension by the ABMC along with a "safety recommendation to stop competing."
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‘Minowoman’ vs. Oli Thompson Headlines All-Heavyweight Inoki Genome Fight 3 In Tokyo
Hundred-fight veteran Ikuhisa Minowa will square off against onetime UFC competitor Oli Thompson in the main event of Inoki Genome Fight 3.
Inoki Genome Federation this week revealed the final lineup and bout order for the Japanese organization’s latest MMA-centric event. The all-heavyweight show takes place April 11 at Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo hall in Tokyo, bolstered by an undercard of four pro-wrestling matches.
WSOF 19 salaries: Fight purses range from $60,000 to $750
Justin Gaethje was the leading earner from this past Saturday's World Series of Fighting 19 card, pocketing $60,000 for his electric main event win over Luis Palomino, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission.
Gaethje, an undefeated 26-year-old and WSOF's reigning lightweight champion, defended his belt with a wild third-round TKO finish after a back and forth brawl with fellow free-swinger Luis Palomino in front of his hometown fans in Phoenix, AZ. Palomino earned $11,000 in the losing effort.