Brian Foster just wanted to get in, get a tournament win, and get out. He ended up getting the victory he sought, but it wasn’t anywhere near as smooth as he would have liked.
World Series of Fighting 25 took place on Friday night at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, with the focus being a one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament that underwent several twists and turns before Foster emerged victorious in the end.
Foster lost his quarterfinal bout to Joao Zeferino, who submitted him via heel hook in the opening two minutes of their bout, and then went on a tear that most expected would result in him winning the tournament.
After defeating Foster, Zeferino again used a heel hook, this time submitting Jorge Patino in just one-minute-24-seconds to earn a birth in the finals.
Meanwhile, an injured Mike Ricci had to pull out of his semifinal bout with Luis Palomino, so WSOF officials inserted Foster back into the competition. He finished Palomino at the 4:19 mark of the second round, setting up a rematch with Zeferino in the tournament final.
This time, Foster was able to defend Zeferino’s leg ….View original article