The fight card for the Strikeforce: Grand Prix Final event continues to fill up, as officials announced another bout late Wednesday involving lightweights Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (16-4) and Issac Vallie-Flagg (12-3).
The May 19 event featuring both the final of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix between Josh Barnett-Daniel Cormier and Gilbert Melendez defending his lightweight title against Josh Thomson will be televised live on Showtime. The prelims are scheduled for Showtime Extreme.
The 28-year old Cavalcante was once at the top of the division before running into some injury issues, going just 2-3 with two No Contests in his last seven fights. In his latest outing Cavalcante defeated Bobby Green via decision. Comparably, Vallie-Flagg was lsast seen winning his Strikeforce debut over Brian Melancon last year after dropping down from the welterweight ranks.
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