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Gesias JZ Calvancanti out up to four months with torn ACL knee injury

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"The American Top Team lightweight will undergo surgery as early as Friday in the United States and expects a three- to four-month layoff. Calvancante anticipates a return to Dream -- the collaborative promotional effort between Fight Entertainment Group and Pride's former staff -- by year's end. His downtime could be put to good use as a scouting period."

One of the top lightweight mixed martial arts fighters on the planet -- Gesias "JZ" Calvancanti -- will undergo knee surgery to repair a torn ACL knee injury, which will keep the 24-year-old star on the sidelines for up to four months. "JZ' just dropped a unanimous decision to Shinya Aoki during the 2008 Dream Lightweight Grand Prix quarterfinals; however, the report indicates that he is interested in challenging "the last lightweight standing" upon his eventual return toward the tail end of 2008.

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