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Rafael Cavalcante

Rafael Cavalcante | “Feijao”
Ht: 6’2 – Wt: 205 – Age: 31
Born: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fights out of: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Team: Team Nogueira
Overall Record: 11-3
Promotion: Strikeforce

2012 Forecast:
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante is one of the most underrated fighters in the world today. Feijao has headlined a few Strikeforce cards, but if he were fighting in the UFC, he would likely find himself right at the top of the division amongst household names like Shogun Rua and Rampage Jackson. It is only a matter of time until Feijao makes his over to the UFC. For now, he continues to rack up knockouts in Strikeforce. Cavalcante has gone 5-2 in Strikeforce, all of his fights ending via knockout or TKO. Feijao’s fighting style puts him at risk of being knocked out himself as evidenced in his losses to Mike Kyle and Dan Henderson. Feijao looks to be coming into his own though over his last few fights. He is better conditioned and now trains out of Team Nogueira. What is scary to think about is Feijao’s supposedly as talented on the ground as he is with his striking. The Strikeforce light heavyweight division looks to be Feijao’s to own now that Dan Henderson has re-signed with the UFC. Potential fights with Lawal and Gegard Mousasi look to be the only possible challenges left for Cavalcante at this point. Should Feijao sign with the UFC he would be an immediate title contender, capable of scoring finish victories over high-level competition.

Rafael Cavalcante Fight Record

Overall Record: 11-3
2008-2011 Record: 7-2

2011 Record: 1-1
Win | Yoel Romero | KO | Rd 2 | Sforce | 09/10/2011
Loss | Dan Henderson | Tko | Rd 3 | Sforce| 03/05/2011

2010 Record: 2-0
Win | Muhammed Lawal | Tko | Rd 3 | Sforce | 08/21/2010
Win | Antwain Britt | KO | Rd 1 | Sforce | 05/15/2010

2009 Record: 1-1
Win | Aaron Rosa | Tko | Rd 2 | Sforce | 11/20/2009
Loss | Mike Kyle | Tko | Rd 2 | Sforce | 06/06/2009

2008 Record: 3-0
Win | Travis Galbraith | Tko | Rd 1 |EliteXC| 07/26/2008
Win | Wayne Cole | Tko | Rd 1 |EliteXC| 06/14/2008
Win | John Doyle | KO | Rd 1 |EliteXC| 02/16/2008

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