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Melvin Guillard vs. JZ Cavalcante Officially Confirmed for WSOF 11

Posted on by Ken Pishna

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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