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Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante Challenges Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal

According to reports, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal will make his first Strikeforce light heavyweight title defense against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante on August 21st.

Company brass confirmed King Mo’s participation in the Houston, Texas event during their “Strikeforce: Los Angeles” show, however reported Thursday that Feijao will be granted first dibs at Lawal’s newly minted crown.

In steps Cavalcante, who rebounded nicely from an upset TKO loss to Mike Pyle in his Strikeforce debut. The talented Brazilian has since gone on to put down Aaron Rosa and more recently Antwain Britt at “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” in May.

Lawal was last seen showcasing his superior ground game against former champion Gegard Mousasi at “Strikeforce: Nashville” en route to jacking the 205-pound belt.