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SF Signs Gesias Cavalcante

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Strikeforce now seems to have the Cavalcante market cornered with it's latest signing-former top Lightweight Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante has signed a 1-year, 4 fight deal with the promotion. Cavalcante, who turns 27 today, is 14-3-1 in his career but has struggled with knee injuries thorughout his career, but word is he's now completely healthy. He's hoping to make his SF debut on August 21.

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Post #1   6/7/10 4:37:23PM   

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If he's truly healthy now this is a good place to work towards revitalizing his career. If he can win his first couple fights I could see him getting Melendez or whoever the champ is by his 3rd fight.

Post #2   6/7/10 4:42:38PM   

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Sweet! I can't wait to see him in action again! I really like the SF and Dream fighters mixing it up...not so happy with the M1 guys but whatever...they got in bed with them so they will have to suffer.

Post #3   6/7/10 5:43:43PM   

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Awesome! Strikeforce is just the organization to give Gesias the right type of tune-up fights to shake off the ring rust.

Cavalcante is a beast when hes in good shape, great pickup.

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Post #4   6/7/10 6:03:03PM   

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Unfortunately, I give Strikeforce 8-10 months for him to get a fight in.

1 year, 4 fight deal? Strikeforce already have problems giving not only fighters fights, but prospects and solid fighters like Beerbohm, Ribero, Babalu, etc al... Im thinking he only gets 1 fight in 1 year IMO.

Im glad he has signed somewhere, but hopefully he signed for a bit cheaper so he can be much more active under the Strikeforce banner, if he gets paid what I think he would/should be worth in relation to other fighters at his level, I think he only gets 1 fight in with Strikeforce.

Here's hoping JZ can get some fights in.

Post #5   6/7/10 6:12:37PM   

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excellent. i hope he is back to his devastating best. he should be able to add another dimension the sf lw division if he is fully fit.

Post #6   6/7/10 8:33:24PM   

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Good pickup I can see him fighting melendez for the title next year
I do see melendez fighting kj noons next or fancy pants

Post #7   6/7/10 11:23:15PM