Cavalcante (18-7-1, 1 N.C.) is fresh off a finish of UFC veteran Tyson Griffin at WSOF 4, getting the win by technical knockout in the third round. The fight with Gaethje will be a rematch of their original meeting at WSOF 2, a bout that saw Cavalcante sustaining a cut that forced a doctor’s stoppage in the first round.
Gaethje (10-0) has an unblemished record in mixed martial arts. Since beating Cavalcante in their first fight, the 155-pounder has won two more contests, finishing both Brian Cobb and Dan Lauzon. Nine of Gaethje’s 10 wins have come by way of knockout, TKO or submission.
In the co-main event for WSOF 8, Anthony Johnson and Mike Kyle will tangle in a fight that would have gone down at WSOF 7 had it not been for an injury to Kyle. Additionally, TUF 18’s Cody Bollinger will make his WSOF debut in a fight with Tyson Nam.