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Tyson Griffin vs. JZ Cavalcante scheduled for WSOF 4

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC fighter Tyson Griffin will make his World Series of Fighting debut in August.

Griffin will meet veteran JZ Cavalcante in a lightweight bout at WSOF 4 on Aug. 10 in Ontario, Calif., WSOF president Ray Sefo and executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed with first reported the news on Thursday.

Griffin (16-6) is 1-0 since leaving the UFC in 2011. He defeated Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision at RFA 4 in Nov. 2012.

Cavalcante (17-7-1, 2 NC) is 1-1 in WSOF. He most recently lost to Justin Gaethje via TKO (doctor stoppage) at WSOF 2 in March.

The promotion's fourth event will be held at Citizens Bank Arena, and the main card will air live on NBC Sports Network.

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