Continuing in its latest trend of breaking news before the media outlets can jump on the story, Zuffa announced last night that it had added a lightweight bout between Gesias ‘JZ’ Cavalcante and Lyle ‘Fancypants’ Beerbohm to its July 30 Fedor vs. Henderson card in Chicago.
Once thought to be one of the world’s best 155-pound fighters, Cavalcante’s stock has dipped the past few years thanks in part to a less than impressive 1-3 (2 NC) record in his past six fights. In his defense, each of those losses was a close-fought decision against top-tier opponents Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Josh Thomson. A win over Beerbohm could put him back on track.
Beerbohm is coming off of back-to-back losses against Shinya Aoki and Pat Healy and will be looking to right the ship or risk facing unemployment under the tough Zuffa regime.
Strikeforce Fedor vs Henderson will take place at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois just outside of Chicago and will also feature a womens welterweight championship bout between champion Marloes Coenen and challenger Meisha Tate as well as a much anticipated heavyweight tilt between former PRIDE champions Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson.
Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson
Women’s Welterweight Championship Bout
Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate
Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley
Lyle Beerbohm vs. Gesias Cavalcante
Alexis Davis vs. Julie Kedzie