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 34: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

  • 18 days ago
  • 24 views

World Series of Fighting will get in on the New Year's MMA action with a special event from Madison Square Garden. The event features four title fights. Justin Gaethje headlines by defending his titl read news >>

WSOF 34 results: Gaethje retains after doctor stoppage in late 'Fight of the Year' candidate

  • 17 days ago
  • 36 views

In one of the wildest fights of the year – and yet somehow just typical Justin Gaethje – the WSOF lightweight champ retained his belt with a doctor’s stoppage of an incredibly game Luiz Firmino.Filed read news >>

WSOF 34 Results: Justin Gaethje Retains Belt; Jon Fitch Wins, but May Retire | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 30 views

Justin Gaethje retained his lightweight title at WSOF 34 on Saturday in New York City, when the main event fight was stopped in between rounds. read news >>

WSOF 34 highlights: Justin Gaethje mangles Luiz Firmino's eye, Jon Fitch hints at retirement

  • 17 days ago
  • 164 views

WSOF closed out 2016 with its Big Apple debut and a fight slate that included four title bouts. Check out the highlights.Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF read news >>

Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson Agree: Ronda Rousey Should Return to the UFC

  • 16 days ago
  • 22 views

Much like when Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in 2015, there was a fair bit of schadenfreude on display following her UFC 207 defeat at the hands of Amanda Nunes. People ranging from anon read news >>

Champ Blagoy Ivanov vs. Shawn Jordan slated for WSOF 35 on Feb. 25

  • 16 days ago
  • 19 views

The heavyweight title will be on the line next month at WSOF 35.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

Watch Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley Agree to Throw Down in 2017 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 49 views

Can we possibly have a champion-versus-champion booking already in 2017? Let's hope so. read news >>

Watch BJ Penn Tap Out Kenny Florian (UFC Phoenix Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 92 views

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn and Kenny Florian meet in the main event of UFC 101. BJ Penn returns against Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night Phoenix. read news >>

Free agent WSOF champ Marlon Moraes 'motivated' by Garbrandt vs. Cruz: 'I saw that I'm at that level'

  • 14 days ago
  • 14 views

Waiting on offers following the end of his WSOF contract, bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes has a simple desire as far his immediate future goes: “My idea is to fight the best and be valued for that.” read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings, Jan. 3: Meet the new No. 1 at 135 pounds

  • 14 days ago
  • 8 views

With his impressive win following a truly remarkable 2016 campaign, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is the new No. 1 at 135 pounds.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, U read news >>