Tyson Griffin UFC 103UFC veteran Tyson Griffin will make his promotional debut at World Series of Fighting 4, when he squares off with Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante.

WSOF president Ray Sefo and executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com. It was first reported by Brazilian website Tatame.com.

A 1-4 skid saw him ushered out of the Octagon in late 2011, but Griffin (16-6) has undergone a lot of changes in the past couple years.

He rejuvenated his training with a move from Xtreme Couture to American Kickboxing Academy. Griffin then defeated The Ultimate Fighter 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero at RFA 4 late last year before signing with the World Series of Fighting.

Cavalcante (17-7-1) was consistently regarded one of the Top 10 lightweights in the world in the early to mid 2000s, but has had a rough time gaining any momentum over the past few years, losing more often than winning.

He is 1-1 fighting for WSOF, having competed on their first two fight cards.

WSOF 4 is slated for Aug. 10 in Ontario, Calif., the promotion’s second trip outside of its home base of Las Vegas.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Chinzo Machida Makes Promotional Debut at Bellator 160

  • 17 days ago
  • 200 views

Chinzo Machida, brother of former UFC champion Lyoto Machida, will make his promotional debut at “Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull.” read news >>

Danny Martinez Ready to Show Some New Wrinkles at Combate Americas

  • 17 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC veteran Danny Martinez got a late-notice call for Thursday's Combate Americas, but he's got a re-vamped game that he's ready to show off. read news >>

CES Fighter Devin Carrier Killed in Car Crash

  • 16 days ago
  • 11 views

CES MMA veteran Devin Carrier was killed in a single-car crash on Saturday in Plymouth County, Mass. read news >>

Hire Heroes USA to Ring Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

Hire Heroes USA, the preeminent, national nonprofit organization providing veteran employment services, will ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday, August 12 2016. read news >>

Shai Lindsey Plans to Bounce from Disappointing Debut with a Big Win at RFA 42

  • 8 days ago
  • 6 views

Despite a disappointing loss in his promotional debut, Shai Lindsey plans to rebound with a big win at RFA 42 on Friday. read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Video: Anthony Pettis — Warrior Code

  • 9 hours ago
  • 6 views

Go one-on-one with Anthony Pettis to find out what makes him a UFC warrior. Don't miss Pettis take on Charles Oliveira in the UFC on FOX 21 co-main event. read news >>

Quick Return Only Helps Phil Hawes in Quest for WSOF Title

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

Phil Hawes just fought in June, but returns at WSOF 32 on Saturday night, which he believes only helps in his quest for a championship. read news >>

UFC 201 Video: Rose Namajunas – Warrior Code

  • 29 days ago
  • 24 views

Find out what makes strawweight fighter Rose Namajunas the ultimate warrior heading into her UFC 201 co-main event fight with Karolina Kowalciewicz. read news >>

Hakeem Dawodu Has a Fire Under His Ass Heading into WSOF 32 Rematch

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Following a majority draw in December, Hakeem Dawodu has a fire under his ass heading into his WSOF 32 rematch with Marat Magomedov. read news >>

Watch the WSOF Global 3 Live and Free, Saturday at 6 a.m. ET, on MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 16 views

Watch WSOF Global 3, live from Manilla on Saturday, July 30. Due to the time difference, the stream starts live at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT on MMAWeekly.com. read news >>