World Series of Fighting 8 - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Event on January 18, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida USA

Undefeated lightweights Justin Gaethje and Lewis Gonzalez headline World Series of Fighting 8 on Jan. 18 for inaugural lightweight belt LAS VEGAS (Dec. 2013) - Justin Gaethje (10-0) will face a dangerous Lewis Gonzalez (9-0) for the World Series of Fighting's inaugural lightweight title in the Jan. 18 event titled "World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Gonzalez," which takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The co-main event features hard-hitting light-heavyweights Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (15-4) and Mike "MAK" Kyle (20-10-1) will meet in a bout that has been postponed twice due to injuries. The highly anticipated fight, now almost a year in the making,is sure to produce an absolute explosion in the decagon. "This past year has been incredible for World Series of Fighting, and I'm proud to be able to carry that success over in the start of 2014 with this incredible lightweight title fight," World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said. "I know that both of these guys have great wrestling backgrounds, but their striking is so impressive. I can't wait for this one." The 25-year-old Gaethje is a member of Colorado's Grudge Training Center and has already earned World Series of Fighting wins over Dan Lauzon, Brian Cobb and Cavalcante. Fighting professionally since 2011, Gaethje is undefeated in his first 10 career fights, and nine of those have ended via stoppage, including eight by knockout. "I think some of my toughest fights have been against wrestlers, and I know that's where my opponent is strong," Gaethje said of his new adversary. "He also has a ton of heart. I see this fight being action-packed from the second the cage door shuts until one of us gets the finish. "I don't think there is any way this one goes five rounds. I see a lot of opportunities for some big kicks and knees, and I give my word to the World Series of Fighting fans that Lewis and I will give them one hell of a show." Turlock, California's "Lethal" Lewis Gonzalez is a top prospect in the sport training with the MMAGOLD Fight Team. Gonzalez was impressive in his World Series of Fighting debut this past August, when he beat established fight veteran Antonio McKee. Gonzalez has won seven of his nine fights by stoppage and saw three of his five submission victims tap due to strikes. "I'm honored by the opportunity to get in there and bang for the lightweight title," Gonzalez said. "Justin is a tough competitor and a great wrestler. You can expect both of us to be coming forward the whole time and meet somewhere in the middle." With the addition to the card, World Series of Fighting 8 now includes: Justin Gaethje vs. Lewis Gonzalez for inaugural lightweight title Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle Cody Bollinger vs. Tyson Nam Tickets for "World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Gonzalez," start at just $29, and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. The bout tops a five-fight card that airs live on NBCSN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. A four-fight undercard, which will stream live at www.WSOF.com, will be announced shortly. About "World Series of Fighting" (WSOF) "World Series of Fighting" (WSOF) is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible match-ups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow "World Series of Fighting" on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and "World Series of Fighting" President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.


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Event Information


Justin Gaethje
WINNER 
Richard Patishnock
21-2-0
Record
8-5-0
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 9″
155 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
TKO/RSC
in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5)
Anthony Johnson
WINNER
Mike Kyle
VS
Mike Kyle
MAK
22-6-0
Record
21-19-1
6′ 2″
Height
6′ 3″
205 lbs.
Weight
220 lbs.
KO
in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Jessica Aguilar
WINNER 
Alida Yvette Gray
20-8-0
Record
4-3-0
5′ 3″
Height
5′ 3″
120 lbs.
Weight
125 lbs.
Submission
(Arm Triangle Choke) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5)
Tyson Nam
Cody Bollinger
WINNER
18-10-1
Record
18-7-0
5′ 7″
Height
5′ 10″
145 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
Decision
(Unanimous Decision) in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Valdir Araujo
Tyler Stinson
WINNER
Valdir Araujo
BBmonstro
VS
Tyler Stinson
The Evolution
18-9-0
Record
29-10-0
5′ 10″
Height
6′ 3″
188 lbs.
Weight
180 lbs.
KO
in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Derrick Mehmen
WINNER
Scott Barrett
19-10-0
Record
13-5-0
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 0″
210 lbs.
Weight
265 lbs.
Decision
(Unanimous Decision) in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Luis Palomino
WINNER
Jorge Patino
26-16-0
Record
30-19-2
5′ 9″
Height
5′ 8″
155 lbs.
Weight
169 lbs.
KO
in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Alexis Vila
WINNER
Sedico Honorio
15-7-0
Record
11-6-0
5′ 4″
Height
5′ 7″
125 lbs.
Weight
135 lbs.
Decision
(Unanimous Decision) in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Brenson Hansen
Freddy Assuncao
WINNER
6-3-0
Record
7-1-0
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 7″
160 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
Decision
(Split Decision) in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Jose Caceres
Anderson Melo
WINNER
14-9-0
Record
7-7-0
6′ 2″
Height
6′ 2″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
Submission
(Heel Hook) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)