twitter google

Rafael Cavalcante To Appeal His One-Year Suspension

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante has begun the process of appealing his year-long suspension for a failed drug test.

According to, Cavalcante’s camp will bring in a drug expert to testify on August 8. He will appear in front of the California Athletic Commission.

Cavalcante was suspended when the steroid stanozolol appeared in his system. He is eligible to fight again in May of next year.

Strikeforce appeared to be moving closer to matching “Feijao” up with Gegard Mousasi in a bout to crown a new light heavyweight champion. The belt has been vacant since Dan Henderson returned to the UFC.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD