WSOF 8 weigh-in results: Richard Patishnock misses mark for lightweight title fight
Official fighter weigh-ins for World Series of Fighting 8 took place today, but the main-event lightweight title fight is not yet official.
Richard Patishnock missed weight for the five-round 155-pound championship bout, coming in at 155.4 pounds on his first attempt. His opponent, Justin Gaethje, was on the mark at 154.6.
Patishnock was given two hours to cut the additional 0.4 pounds. In title fights, there is no one-pound allowance given to competitors.
Two other fighters missed weight on their first attempts, as well, though not by large amounts. Tyson Nam was 136.2 pounds for his bantamweight bout against Cody Bollinger, who was 135.6. (Ironically, it is Bollinger whose MMA claim to fame, or infamy, those far is being kicked off Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter” for weight issues on the show.)
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 9 p.m. ET)
•Justin Gaethje (154.6) vs. Richard Patishnock (155.4)* – for inaugural lightweight title
•Anthony Johnson (204.8) vs. Mike Kyle (205.6)
•Jessica Aguilar (114.8) vs. Alida Gray (114.4) – for inaugural women’s strawweight title
•Cody Bollinger (135.6) vs. Tyson Nam (136.2)**
•Luis Palomino (155.6) vs. Jorge Patino (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 6:30 p.m. ET)
•Valdir Araujo (170.8) vs. Tyler Stinson (170.4)
•Scott Barrett (261.6) vs. Derrick Mehmen (246.2)
•Sidemar Honorio (126) vs. Alexis Vila (126.6)***
•Freddy Assuncao (145.4) vs. Brenson Hansen (144.4)
•Jose Caceres (170.4) vs. Anderson Melo (171)
* Richard Patishnock was given two hours to cut to the lightweight title limit of 155 pounds.
** Tyson Nam was given two hours to cut to the bantamweight limit of 136 pounds.
*** Alexis Vila was given two hours to cut to the flyweight limit of 126 pounds.