Feijao says Anderson is kicking “F%$#ing hard”!

MMAFighting spoke with Anderson Silva’s teammate and well known MMA fighter Rafael Cavalcante, ahead of Silva’s anticipated fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Jan 31. Feijão said Silva is not holding back. “I just returned from an injury, and I’m getting beat up in training,” said Cavalcante. “He’s training hard, I’m really impressed. … Read more

Strikeforce: Houston weigh-in results, photos

The fighters competing at tonight’s “Strikeforce: Houston” event weighed in Friday at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston, Texas. Lightweight competitor K.J. Noons was a ¼ lb. over the 156 lb. non-title fight limit.

ProMMAnow.com “Strikeforce: Houston” Staff Picks

It’s time again for ProMMAnow.com’s Staff Picks. “Strikeforce: Houston” takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Saturday night and features “King Mo” Lawal vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in the main event.

Six questions with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker

SAN JOSE, Calif., (May 19, 2010) – Just days after another successful STRIKEFORCE event in St. Louis, Mo., CEO Scott Coker took time out to answer six questions. STRIKEFORCE moves to Portland, Ore., this Friday night for a Challengers Series event, which will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the … Read more

“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” weigh-in results & photos

PRO MMA (promma.info) has the results as all fighters made weight Friday at Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon in St. Louis, Missouri for the “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” event which takes place Saturday, June 6th.

Robbie Lawler weighed in at 182.75 lbs. and Jake Shields was at 181.75 lbs. as they qualified for their 182-pound catch-weight headliner. Brett Rogers tipped the scales at 262 lbs., out-weighing his 244-pound opponent, Andrei Arlovski, by 18 pounds. Stay tuned to PRO MMA (promma.info) as we bring you live coverage of the event from the Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Strikeforce Weigh-in Results:
Robbie Lawler (182.75) vs. Jake Shields (181.75)
Nick Diaz (179) vs. Scott Smith (179.5)
Andrei Arlovski (244) vs. Brett Rogers (262)
Kevin Randleman (204) vs. Mike Whitehead (206)
Phil Baroni (168.75) vs. Joe Riggs (170)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (205.5) vs. Mike Kyle (202.5)
Jesse Finney (175.75) vs. Josh Baumgartner (173.5)
Tyron Woodley (170.5) vs. Sal Woods (169.75)
Scott Ventimiglia (185) vs. Lucas Lopes (186)
Pat Benson (155.75) vs. Dave Lehr Cochran (153)
Booker DeRousse (204.25) vs. James Wade (205.25)

More weigh-in photos after the jump…

Read more

Renato “Babalu” Sobral set to defend Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title June 6th

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified Thursday Renato “Babalu” Sobral (32-7) will finally return to the STRIKEFORCE cage on June 6th in St. Louis, Missouri, to defend his light heavyweight title for the first time. His opponent will be fellow Brazilian, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (7-1).

“Babalu” won the STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight Title in November 2008 after landing an elbow strike that opened a deep cut around the eye of Bobby Southworth in the first round. Southworth finished the round but was not allowed to continue by the ringside physician.

“Babalu” is one of the very few fighters in UFC history released from the company due to a victory!  He actually defeated David Heath at UFC 74 with an anaconada choke but held the choke even after Heath tapped, causing him to go unconscious.

Read more