Lewis Gonzalez has replaced the injured Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante to face Justin Gaethje at WSOF 8, MMAWeekly.com learned on Friday. Company matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz and President Ray Sefo confirmed the bout. The two fighters will seek to become the first World Series of Fighting lightweight champion. Gonzalez (9-0) is fresh of a WSOF win over Antonio McKee at WSOF 4 back in August. The unanimous decision over McKee kept Gonzalez’s professional record perfect, and he will look to continue the trend on the Jan. 10 card. Gaethje (10-0) will also look to continue his undefeated trend. Eight of his 10 wins have come by knockout or TKO. WSOF 8 takes place in Hollywood, Fla. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Bleacher Report Number 1, Justin Gaethje Record: 10-0 Age: 25 Promotion: World Series of Fighting World Series of Fighting should feel lucky that it has Justin Gaethje under contract. The leg-kicking, face-bashing Arizonian has been perfect as a professional and has proved to be the best lightweight prospect in the sport right now. In all 10 of his outings, he has dominated, finishing nine of his opponents. With wins over Marcus Edwards, Drew Fickett, JZ Cavalcante, Brian Cobb and Dan Lauzon, there is no doubt Gaethje has the credibility as a future champion and star. He is likely in line for the WSOF lightweight strap, but as of right now, he doesn’t have his next opponent lined up.
Posted on October 24, 2013 by MMAWeekly.com Staff Undefeated Justin Gaethje is on the cusp of a World Series of Fighting lightweight title shot, but he knows no to look too far beyond the fight that is immediately in front of him. Gaethje spoke with MMAWeekly.com in the days leading up to his WSOF 6 fight with UFC veteran Dan Lauzon.
By Chris Morris and Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran Photos: Michael V. Ornelas/Rocky Mountain Boxing #1 rated Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) dethroned WBO jr welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs) with a ten round TKO on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 7,012 at the 1STBANK Center in Denver, Colorado. According to HBO’s scale, Alvarado rehydrated to 157 lbs, and Provodnikov entered the ring at 148. Provodnikov made his way to the ring and was booed heavily by the hometown crowd. Alvarado was sporting the Denver Broncos’ orange and blue from his Everlast gloves to his boxing boots. He was met at the ring by rabid fans chanting “3-0-3, 3-0-3.” Alvarado switched to southpaw almost immediately, showing that he was planning to box and move like he did in the Brandon Rios rematch. Provodnikov was forever coming forward applying pressure. Provodnikov landed an overhand right [...]
TYLER STINSON 26-9 VS CHINO MONTOYA 8-2 Round 1: They touch em’ up and we’re rolling. Both guys are playing the range-game and Montoya lands an unintentional kick to the groin. Tyler takes a few minutes and we’re back in action. Stinson is leaving his hands awfully low in these exchanges. Tyler is landing jabs to Chino’s thigh – interesting. Stinson is working that lead leg like mofo; I guess we’ll see how that plays out later in the fight. OH DAMN! Stinson lands a left hook that rock Montoya. OH! They go to ground and Tyler delivers some devastating follow-up punches! Chino is OUT! KO! Your winner by KO: Tyler Stinson! Damn son…that was vicious.
THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN NOT ACCOMPLISH.. CLARK WRIGHT AT AGE 54 DEBUTES IN FASHION AND MAKES HIS DREAM COME TRUE.. FOR THE COMISSIONS THAT WOULD NOT ALLOW HIM TO FIGHT BECAUSE OF HIS AGE?? AGE IS JUST A NUMBER AND HE PROVED THAT TONIGHT.. MAKING GRUDGE PROUD..
JASON LEE 5-3 VS VERN EARWOOD 0-3 Round 1: They touch and it’s on. Earwood using his leverage and wrestling background early to push Lee against the fence. Lee uses a Harai Goshi and lands in side control. Dang! Heavy hammer fists from Lee and Earwood is OUT! WOW! That was some impressive Judo by Lee. Your winner – Jason Lee via TKO in Round 1.
CHRIS MORGAN 2-0 VS KEVIN FENTY 2-1 Round 1: OMG…Morgan comes out SWINGING for the fences and drops Fenty with a lounging left hook. HOLY Schnikes!!! That was fast. WHEW!!!!