JZ Cavalcante vs. Justin Wilcox Targeted for Strikeforce Show June 18

May 13, 2011
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JZ Cavalcante

JZ Cavalcante

It’s been several months since Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante stepped foot in the cage, but it appears he’s finally set for a return to action.

Cavalcante is expected to meet wrestling standout Justin Wilcox in a lightweight bout on the upcoming Strikeforce card on June 18 in Texas.

Sources indicated to MMAWeekly.com on Friday that the fight was agreed to for the upcoming Strikeforce show.

Cavalcante (15-4-1) has been out of action since last October when he lost a controversial decision to former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson.

Since that time, the Brazilian has been waiting for the call to get him back in the cage, and the call finally came.

Facing Cavalcante in June will be American Kickboxing Academy fighter Justin Wilcox (11-3), making his return to the cage on a six-fight winning streak.

The wrestling powerhouse has reeled off the wins in impressive fashion lately, and most recently put on a dominant performance over Rodrigo Damm at Strikeforce Challengers in April.

The bout between Cavalcante and Wilcox will serve as part of the June 18 card headlined by the next round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, including the return of heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.


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