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Tournament reserve bouts announced for eight-man WSOF 25 bracket

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A pair of tournament reserve bouts have been finalized for World Series of Fighting 25, as LaRue Burley will take on Joe Condon and Benny Madrid will meet Ramil Mustapaev on Nov. 20 for a chance to sneak into WSOF’s eight-man, one-night lightweight tournament as an injury replacement. WSOF announced the fights on Tuesday.

Similar to Bellator’s recent one-night tourney, if a winning fighter is ruled medically unfit to advance into the next round of the WSOF bracket, the loser of his bout will advance instead. If neither fighters are able to be medically cleared, then one of the tournament reserve fighters would take their place.

“Our tournament lineup is officially complete with the addition of these match-ups,” WSOF president Ray Sefo said in a statement. “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.”

A 31-year-old prospect fighting out of Arizona, Burley (6-1) is most remembered for shocking NCAA champion wrestler Bubba Jenkins en route to a third-round TKO win at Bellator 100. Burley suffered the first loss of his career in his WSOF ….View original article

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