According to multiple reports, Brazilian lightweight Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante’s tango with the injury bug continues as the American Top Team-trained fighter will be forced out of his Dream.11 scrap against Daisuke Nakamura on October 6th.
According to the WrestlingObserver, the talented slugger suffered a fracture in his right knee while training last week. No official announcement has been released from the Japanese-based organization as of yet, however you can count JZ out of the card for sure.
Cavalacante was seeking his first W since earning two victories on the same night in September 2007. The 26-year-old has posted a bagel in the win column since that night, a stretch that includes two decision losses and a no contest.
With Cavalcante’s removal, here’s how the updated fight card looks:
When: October 6, 2009
Where: Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. TBD
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. TBD
Daisuke Nakamura vs. TBD
Jason Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Open Dream Middleweight Title)
Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen (Dream Lightweight Champion)
Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinals and Finals:
Bibiano Fernanders vs. Joe Warren
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Hideo Tokoro
Semifinals of Super Hulk Tournament:
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Bob Sapp
Hong Man Choi vs. Ikuhisa Minowa