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Strikeforce: Gesias 'JZ' Cavalcante vs Justin Wilcox fight possible for June 18 in Dallas

Photo by Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Photo by Esther Lin for Strikeforce

Look who finally has a fight.

Gesias Cavalcante, after being rumored for every event this year, has finally found his way onto a Strikeforce promoted card, the upcoming June 18 show to be held at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.

His opponent will be up-and-coming lightweight contender Justin Wilcox, according to

If this match-up comes to be, it will end months of turmoil for Cavalcante (15-4-1), who hasn't seen the inside of a cage since an October 2010 loss to former champion Josh Thomson.

"JZ," once one of the most promising 155-pound fighters in the world, has registered just one win over the last three years. He'll look to start his 2011 fight campaign with a bang, though, and possibly earn himself a title shot in the process.

Justin Wilcox (11-3), who hasn't lost a fight since Sept. 2008 and won his last six in a row, is heavily rumored to be on the short list of candidates for the next challenger to Gilbert Melendez's title.

Obviously, with this fight booking, that goes out the window.

However, a victory -- especially an impressive one -- could very well set him up for a title shot later this year, potentially before the year is out.

Anyone think it happens? Care to see it if it does?

Strikeforce: "Overeem vs. Werdum" will feature the second leg of the heavyweight grand prix tournament with match-ups pitting Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers.

Gina Carano will make her highly anticipated return to action when she takes on Sarah D'Alelio.

Stay tuned to for any updates to this still developing fight card.

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