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WSOF 7: Gaethje Awarded “Rattle the Cage” for Oct.

Justin Gaethje

WSOF lightweight title challenger Justin Gaethje earned the Boost Mobile “Rattle the Cage” award for his efforts at WSOF 6. The rising lightweight star was awarded $5,500 last night at WSOF 7 after winning the social media-based contest.

Gaethje earned the aware by chopping down Dan Lauzon this past October at WSOF 6. The former college wrestler used kicks to slow down the younger Lauzon brother before finishing him with a brutal second round uppercut. Gaethje’s performance was enough to merit a strong voting presence that allowed him to top several top performers on the main card.

The rising prospect will now set his sights on the inaugural lightweight title when he faces Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante for the belt this January at WSOF 8. The promotion will name their WSOF 7 “Rattle the Cage” winner at the January event, with fans being able to vote using the hashtag #rattlethecage for who they believe was the top performer on last night’s NBC Sports Network fight card.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida

Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell

Event Date: November 3, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Event Date: November 4, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore

Event Date: November 10, 2017
Broadcast: Spike