The Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier fight card is filling up fast. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced the line-up’s latest addition on Wednesday via Twitter: a lightweight bout pitting Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante against Isaac Vallie-Flagg.
Cavalcante (16-4-1) has gone 1-1 with one no contest in his three starts for Strikeforce. He’s hoping to build some momentum coming off of a win over Bobby Green at last summer’s Fedor vs. Hendo event.
Vallie-Flagg (12-3-1) has had just one start for Strikeforce, winning a split decision over Brian Melancon in his promotional debut. Vallie-Flagg, however, has won his last three fights, and surely hopes to keep that streak alive against Cavalcante, likely the toughest fight of his career.
The bout is part of the card that features Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix final in the main event, with a co-main event pitting Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez in a rubber match against Josh Thomson, on May 19 in San Jose, Calif.