FiveOuncesOfPain.com was the first to report several weeks ago that light heavyweight Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante was slated to fight at EliteXC’s “Unfinished Business” on July 26 in Stockton, Calif. At the time, an opponent had not been secured for him, but Sherdog.com reported today that Feijao is now scheduled to face King of the Cage Canada champion Travis Galbraith.
The bout is one of three that is slated to air on SHOWTIME at 8 p.m. ET, an hour before CBS’ portion of the card goes live at 9 p.m. ET. The other SHOWTIME bouts include a featherweight clash between Wilson Reis and Brian Caraway along with Antonio Silva and Justin Eilers competing for the vacant EliteXC heavyweight title.
Feijao, a former heavyweight in the IFL, is 2-0 since joining EliteXC. He recorded a first round TKO over John Doyle in his debut for the promotion, which came this past February in Miami at “Street Certified.” He returned to the cage in June in Hawaii at “Return of the King,” where he recorded another first round TKO, this time over Wayne Cole.
In addition to competing for King of the Cage, Galbraith fought once for PRIDE, losing to Kazuhiro Nakamura via a TKO in the second round at PRIDE 32 in October of 2006. He’s currently on a two fight win steak and last competed on June 20 for the Raw Combat promotion, where he submitted Martin Desilets with a triangle choke at 4:14 of round 1.