JZ Cavalcante Returns Against Lyle Beerbohm at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson

JZ Cavalcante

JZ Cavalcante

It’s matchmaking day at the UFC and Strikeforce.

The latest announcement is a lightweight match-up between Gesias ‘JZ’ Cavalcante and Lyle Beerbohm who meet on the July 30 Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card.

Strikeforce officials announced the new bout on Wednesday.

Cavalcante (15-4-1) has run into bad luck like nobody’s business since coming razor close to being the No. 1 lightweight in the world just a few years back.

Injuries plagued the Brazilian for a while then after getting signed by Strikeforce he came up short in his fight against former champion Josh Thomson last October. Most scored Cavalcante winning the fight, but the judges went the other way, giving Thomson the win.

Returning in June, Cavalcante faced Justin Wilcox in a pivotal lightweight match-up, but an accidental eye poke forced the fight to be stopped.

Now he hopes to return and erase all of the bad memories from his past few fights and start fresh with his fight against Lyle Beerbohm.

Beerbohm (15-2) started out his career with fifteen straight victories, but has since lost his last two fights in a row.

The Washington fighter came up short by decision to Pat Healy and then suffered a submission loss to jiu-jitsu ace and top five ranked lightweight Shinya Aoki.

Beerbohm will hope to bounce back and escape losing three in a row when he faces Cavalcante later this month.