Strikeforce has just announced that up-and-coming light heavyweight Antwain Britt will be facing the talented Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” on May 15th.
Britt mentioned his possible showdown with Cavalcante in a recent interview with 5thRound.com, however wasn’t certain if Aaron Rosa or “Feijao” would be his next foe.
Now that Cavalcante has been assigned the honors, Britt can focus his attention on finding the best way to exploit the Brazilian’s game and ensure that he improves upon his impressive 11-3 professional record.
Although the Hybrid Academy of Martial Arts-trained fighter comes with a decorated wrestling background, nine of his wins have ended in some form of spectacular knockout, so his overall MMA game is clearly evolving nicely.
However, Cavalcante is no slouch, as he’s notched a respectable 8-2 mark and has finished in all of his wins. “Feijao” was last seen taking a TKO win over the aforementioned Rosa at Strikeforce’s Challenger Series show in November.
This will clearly be the biggest stage Britt has ever appeared on, however “The Juggernaut” told us he’s fully prepared to showcase his skills and leave a lasting imprint in the light heavyweight division.
“Nine knockouts count and that’s what’s coming up in the very near future for Strikeforce,” Britt emphatically told us. “I’m going to inject myself into this division and eat if from the inside-out.”
Britt’s scrap with Cavalcante will appear on the televised portion of the Showtime broadcast.
Here are the other fighters slated/rumored to participate inside the Scottrade Center in St Louis, Missouri:
Darryl Cobb vs. Booker DeRousse
Tom Aaron vs. Matt Ricehouse
Pat Benson vs. Erik Steenberg
Mike Chandler vs. Sal Woods
Lee Brousseau vs. Fransisco “Kiko” France
Justin DeMoney vs. Jesse Finney
Lyle Beerbohm vs. Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
Antwain Britt vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante
Roger Gracie vs. Kevin Randleman
“Jacare” Souza vs. Joey Villasenor
Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva
Brett Rogers vs. Alistair Overeem (Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion)