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9/10 Strikeforce: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero

9/10 Strikeforce: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero

July 21, 2011

A light-heavyweight bout between former champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (10-3 MMA, 3-2 SF) and newcomer and Olympian Yoel Romero (4-0 MMA, 0-0 SF) will be part of September’s “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals” event.

Sources close to the negotiations told ( verbal agreements are in place for the right.

It’s not clear if it’ll be part of the Showtime-televised main card of the Sept. 10 event.

Source: MMAJunkie

As reported earlier today, the show¬†takes place at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. It features the semifinal round of the organization’s eight-man heavyweight grand prix.

Cavalcante fights for the first time since losing his light-heavyweight title via TKO to Dan Henderson in March. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak for the Black House fighter, who won the title from Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in August 2010.

Romero heads to Strikeforce with a perfect 4-0 record on the German fight circuit. Prior to launching his MMA career, which has included four dominating knockout victories (two via his opponents quitting), Romero won a silver medal in wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics.