Light heavyweight Rafael Cavalcante‘s UFC debut didn’t go exactly as expected, as the Brazilian finisher suffered a strike-based stoppage in the first-fame of a June fight against Thiago Silva. Though the stumble was certainly a setback for the former Strikeforce champion, “Feijao” isn’t dwelling on the defeat and wants to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible in order to prove he’s a contender in the one of the organization’s deepest divisions.
According to Cavalcante, he’s under the impression he’ll see action again before winter rolls around even though he isn’t sure who or where he’ll be fighting.
“Probably, I will fight in October. But they have not set my opponent,” said Cavalcante in an interview with TATAME. “I do not want to stay inactive for long. My wish is to fight soon. I’ve already started my training, already thinking about my next appointment.
Cavalcante is 11-4 in his career. All of his wins have featured a finish with ten of the triumphs coming via TKO.