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Justin Gaethje gets new opponent for WSOF title match

The injury bug did not wait long to strike in 2014 as it has forced World Series of Fighting to change the main event for WSOF 8, which takes place Jan. 18.

Lewis Gonzalez was originally scheduled to face the undefeated Justin Gaethje for the WSOF Lightweight championship, but has now been scrapped from the bout. Takin his place will be prospect Richard Patishnock, who is 2-0 in the promotion.

This was first reported by, who was informed of the fight change by the promotion’s executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz.

Patishnock was set to face Luis Palomino at the event. WSOF officials are looking for a replacement opponent for Palomino.


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WSOF 8…the road so far

WSOF Lightweight championship match
Justin Gaethje vs. Richard Patishnock

Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle

WSOF Womeen’s Strawweight championship match
Jessica Aguilar vs. Alida Gray

Cody Bollinger vs. Tyson Nam

Valdir Araujo vs. Tyler Stinson

Scott Barrett vs. Derrick Mehmen

Sidemar Honorio vs. Alexis Vila

Freddy Assuncao vs. Brenson Hansen

Tags: Justin Gaethje MMA Richard Patishnock WSOF

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