Rafael “Feijo” Cavalcante exacted a matter of revenge on Mike Kyle, scoring a submission victory in just 33 seconds at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Saturday night.
Cavalcante was defeated by Kyle via knockout in the first round back in 2009, but is 5-1 since that time. His lone loss came to Dan Henderson last year.
“If Strikeforce gives me a chance, I want the belt,” Cavalcante said. “I have a lot of support here, all my friends came; they always keep me on track.”
It has been rumored that Cavalcante could be facing Gegard Mousasi for the vacant Strikeforce light heavyweight title once Mousasi returns from knee surgery. The belt has been left without an owner since Dan Henderson signed with the UFC.
Kyle is now 5-2 in his last seven fights, with the other defeat coming at heavyweight to Antonio Silva.