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The newly crowned Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will be putting his championship crown on the line for the first time against dangerous Brazilian striker Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in August.
FiveOuncesofPain.com recently learned of the anticipated match-up through sources close to the promotion.
The title clash is expected to take place on August 21 from Houston, Texas, while no venue for the event has been announced as of this writing.
Undefeated and widely considered to be among the best light heavyweights in the business, Lawal (7-0) stripped the Strikeforce championship from the waist of Gegard Mousasi during “Strikeforce: Nashville” with a convincing one-sided unanimous decision victory on April 17 of this year. While respected as one of the most dangerous wrestler’s in MMA, Lawal has established a reputation as a knockout artist during his less than two years spent in the sport, finishing 5 of his 7 victories via KO or TKO.
Standing across from Mo in his quest to successfully defend his title for the first time will be another 205 lb. fighter with a nasty reputation in the business as a knockout specialist.
More commonly known by his nickname “Feijao”, Cavalcante (9-2-1) has finished 8 of his 9 victims via KO or TKO. Feijao trains out of the highly respected Black House Gym that includes UFC notables such as Anderson Silva and The Nogueira Brothers. He is currently riding a two-fight win streak that includes stoppages of Antwain Britt and Aaron Rosa after being knocked senseless at the hands of Mike Kyle during “Strkeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” in June of 2009.
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I really think that this is a bad fight for Mo. I'm taking Rafael Feijao here.
 

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Mo will take him down and gas on top of him for 5 rounds.

UD to MO
 

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Interesting match up, King Mo has some good hands and great wrestling so he should control where this fight goes.

Also I think Mo was affiliated with blackhouse in some way?? im eager to see how that plays out for Feijao and his preparation.
 

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Does Feijao even have a guard?
He got started in MMA by being a BJJ training partner for the Nogs. And they're heavyweights.


On a side note. I remember Rafael Feijao talking about his training with Anderson Silva. He says that even when he finishes fights in the first or second he spars in the back for the remainder of what would be left for five rounds. He trains for five rounds all the time.

I think Feijao is either going to finish Mo early or Mo is going to gas and Rafael finishes him. You don't want to be in a cage gassed out and dropping your hands the way he was against Mousasi when you're in front of Feijao.

Wrestling him gassed out is dangerous as well. He's a black belt through the Nogs. He trains with Anderson and JDS with his striking.

To be honest I see him pulling off an upset. This is a much worse stylistic matchup than Mo could have ever had with Babalu.
 

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Little Nog isn't a heavyweight!

Lil Nog weighs in at LHW but walks around bigger. And that still doesn't take merit from the point I was making.
 

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