An intriguing lightweight match up is set for Strikeforce: "Diaz vs. Noons 2." Josh Thomson will welcome Geisas "JZ" Cavalcante to the promotion on October 9 from San Jose, California.
Strikeforce officials today confirmed to MMAmania.com that the fight has been green lit.
"The Punk" is coming off a last second submission win against Pat Healy at Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Werdum." The former Strikeforce lightweight champion had won 8 bouts in a row before losing his crown in a rematch against Gilbert Melendez last December.
The American Kickboxing Academy product was awarded his Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu black belt by Dave Camarillo following the win over Healy in which he suffered two broken ribs in the first round.
"JZ" carries a 15-1-1 record with 1 no contest coming against Shinya Aoki into his promotional debut. He's spent the last four years of his career in DREAM and K-1 HERO'S where he went 8-2 with the aforementioned NC against Aoki.
This will be the first bout of his four-fight contract with Strikeforce that he signed this past June.
The 27-year-old Brazilian holds notable wins over Caol Uno, Vitor Ribeiro and Rani Yahya.
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