That’s right, JZ. Dress for the job you want to have.
The second leg of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix (June 18th-Dallas, TX) will also feature the return of Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante, who will be climbing into the cage for the first time since his October fight against Josh Thomson, a loss that everyone but the judges thought was close as hell. His opponent will be AKA’s Justin Wilcox, who bludgeoned Rodgrigo Damm in a first round stoppage at Strikeforce Challengers 15 last April.
Jason High has embraced Dana’s new social media policy, going on Twitter to announce his upcoming fight against Quinn Mulhern, who’s been putting in work over at KOTC for the past few years. High has fought once previously under the Zuffa banner, losing to Charlie Brenneman at UFC Fight Night 21. Both men are riding win streaks–High 4, Mulhern 7– into their June 24th bout at Strikeforce Challengers: Fodor vs Terry.
In Dream news, Sherdog.com has cut the list of possible opponents for Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki down to one. Both Antonio McKee and Jamie Varner were being discussed as challengers to Aoki’s belt, but “Mandingo” has reportedly signed on the dotted line and is currently in the process of securing a travel visa to Japan. The outspoken McKee has an interesting take on racial issues, particularly as they apply to the fight game. Fortunately, Japanese promotions err on the side of caution in these matters.