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WSOF 2 Results: Cut Propels Gaethje to First WSOF Victory | MMA News

Justin Gaethje’s first fight for the World Series of Fighting did not take long.

Gaethje, a former NCAA All-American wrestler, let his striking do all the work in a first-round stoppage of JZ Cavalcante in the opening bout of the main card at WSOF 2 on Saturday.

Gaethje (8-0, 6 KOs) used an array of punches, uppercuts, and elbows to open a large cut on the head of Calvalcante. Doctors examined the gash and called an end to the lightweight fight at 2:27.

Fighting out of Denver, Colo., Gaethje said he believes in taking the offensive.

“That always the plan — the bell rings you move forward,” he said. “Don’t take a step backwards.”

Cavalcante, fighting out of Deerfield Beach, Florida, fell to 16-7 with the loss.

“It’s always good to bring new blood into the game, but if we can do it again, it’s going to be my pleasure,” he said.

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