After Renato Babalu Sobral was forced to withdraw from his upcoming Strikeforce bout against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante on June 6th, the promotion had to find a replacement on short notice. It seems they have done so in ProElite veteran Jared Hamman, as reported by Loretta Hunt. It is expected that the bouts victor will face off with Sobral in August for the Strikeforce light heavyweight title.
Cavalcante last fought in July for EliteXC gaining a TKO victory over Travis Galbraith. The Brazilian brings a 7-1 record into the cage in June, with his only loss being a disqualification against Marcio Cruz. All of his victories have ended due to strikes, six by TKO or KO, and one by submission.
Hamman was last in action in August on a ShoXC card avenging his only loss to Poai Suganuma with a first round TKO. The American, who trains under Vladimir Matyushenko comes into the fight with a 10-1 record including eight victories via TKO or KO and two via submission.
For more information on the June 6th fight card, visit our Strikeforce – Lawler vs. Shields Rumors page.