Melvin Guillard vs. JZ Cavalcante Officially Confirmed for WSOF 11

May 3, 2014
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Melvin GuillardAlthough a WSOF 11 bout between Melvin Guillard and JZ Cavalcante has been speculated for several days, promotion officials late Friday made it official.

The two will meet in one of the feature bouts for what is shaping up to be a very strong fight card for the World Series of Fighting.

WSOF 11 is already topped by a main event that sees lightweight champion Justin Gaethje putting his belt on the line against Nick Newell, and a co-main event that pits Jon Fitch against Jake Shields.

The event takes place on July 5, but a venue has yet to be announced.

Guillard (31-13-2, 2 NC) is making his promotional debut at WSOF 11 following a rough past couple of years fighting under the UFC banner. While Guillard had found some success in the Octagon, he’s gone 2-5 with 1 no contest over his last eight bouts.

He’ll be looking to get out to a strong start, but faces easy task in Cavalcante.

The Brazilian fighter was once considered a perennial top ten lightweight in the world, but has also slipped over the past few years and now holds a professional record of 18-7-1 with 2 no contests.

Unlike Guillard, who is coming off of a loss to Michael Johnson in his last bout, Cavalcante most recently defeated Tyson Griffin at WSOF 4 last August.

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  • Alex

    Meh.
    When Young Assassin was really young, he would’ve beat the ass of a totally overrated JZ.
    Now? Who cares they’re both irrelevant LOL

    • el che

      lol, if both were in their prime, Melvin’s only chance would have been an early ko – which could have happened, but against a young JZ, very unlikely. imo, JZ would’ve outclassed Melvin.

      nowadays, however, JZ is prone to getting hurt more easily – probably, Melvin via late rd 1 tko, but still rooting for JZ to weather the early storm.

      • Alex

        Hahaha, based on JZ glorious wins in Japan over poor Japanese featherweights and bantamweights?
        Guillard would’ve owned each and every one of them as well, no big deal.

        Don’t be dumb and watch more MMA instead of looking at stats boy.