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Lewis Gonzalez Steps Up to Face Justin Gaethje for WSOF Lightweight Title

Posted on by Erik Fontanez

wsof-logo2Lewis 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.

(Ken Pishna contributed to this report.)

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