Tyson Griffin and Gesias Cavalcante have verbally agreed to meet at World Series of Fighting 4 on Aug. 10.

WSOF officials confirmed the pairing with Sherdog.com on Monday, although signed bout agreements have not yet been received by the promotion. The matchup was initially reported by Brazilian outlet Tatame.com. WSOF 4 takes place at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. The event’s main card will be televised on NBC Sports Network.

After competing at featherweight in his final two UFC appearances, Griffin returned to 155 pounds in November, taking a unanimous verdict over Efrain Escudero at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4. Griffin won seven of his first nine fights in the Octagon, but came up short in four of his last five outings with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

A former K-1 Hero’s middleweight tournament champion, Cavalcante has not recorded back-to-back victories since 2007. “JZ” has split a pair of bouts in the WSOF, submitting T.J. O’Brien in the promotion’s November debut before suffering a first-round technical knockout loss to Justin Gaethje at WSOF 2 in March.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

WSOF 30 Video Highlights: Jon Fitch Defeats Joao Zeferino to Capture Welterweight Title

  • 27 days ago
  • 62 views

Jon Fitch captured the World Series of Fighting welterweight championship on Saturday by defeating Joao Zeferino in the WSOF 30 co-main event in Las Vegas. read news >>

WSOF 30 Video Highlights: David Branch vs. Clifford Starks

  • 27 days ago
  • 55 views

World Series of Fighting light heavyweight and middleweight champion David Branch defended his 185-pound title on Saturday, defeating Clifford Starks in a one-sided decision. read news >>

WSOF 30 Results: David Branch Retains Middleweight Title, Jon Fitch Wins Welterweight Belt

  • 28 days ago
  • 28 views

David Branch defended his World Series of Fighting middleweight title on Saturday at WSOF 30 in Las Vegas, and Jon Fitch captured the welterweight crown. read news >>

Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray slated for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale

  • 5 days ago
  • 5 views

Two surging lightweights will meet at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale in July.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Former WSOF Champ Steve Carl Looking for Another Belt at Saturday’s Titan FC 38

  • 4 days ago
  • 5 views

Former WSOF champion Steve Carl is looking to secure the Titan FC title and earning a shot in the UFC. read news >>

WSOF 30 highlights: Abu Azaitar gets by Danny Davis Jr. in back-and-forth bout

  • 27 days ago
  • 40 views

To open Saturday’s WSOF 30 card, welterweights Abu Azaitar and Danny Davis Jr. went toe to toe for 15 minutes. Check out highlights of their fight inside. Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF read news >>

WSOF 30 highlights: At long last, Jon Fitch gets his first major MMA title

  • 27 days ago
  • 96 views

Jon Fitch said going into his fight for the vacant WSOF welterweight title that it might be his last shot at a major MMA belt. He got it with ease. Check out the highlights inside. Filed under: News, read news >>

WSOF 30 highlights: Vinny Magalhaes holds off Jake Heun's late rally to take decision

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

Jake Heun had some highlight-reel worthy moments against Vinny Magalhaes on Saturday, but he was left hoping a late rally was enough. Check out the highlights from their light heavyweight bout inside read news >>

WSOF 30 highlights: David Branch retains middleweight title in rout of Clifford Starks

  • 27 days ago
  • 25 views

David Branch only had a couple real problems against Clifford Starks on Saturday night, and one was an illegal knee of his own doing. Check out the highlights of his dominant title win inside. Filed read news >>

Ray Sefo on Jon Fitch's first WSOF title defense: 'Jake Shields is next for sure'

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

LAS VEGAS – Jon Fitch is only about a half-day removed from winning WSOF’s welterweight title, and already a plan seems to be in place for his first title defense.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>