Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.
Rising EliteXC light heavyweight contender Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante will face the biggest test of his young career thus far when he takes on Canadian veteran Travis Galbraith at the organization’s upcoming “Unfinished Business” show in Stockton, California on July 26th.
The promotion officially announced the bout during a conference call with the media earlier today.
Cavalcante, who has gone 6-1 since starting his professional career just two years ago, most recently earned an impressive stoppage of Wayne Cole at EliteXC’s “Return of the King” event last month in Hawaii. His lone career loss came at the hands of skilled grappler Marcio Cruz at an IFL show last June.
Galbraith, a veteran of PRIDE Fighting Championships, is currently riding a two-fight winning streak. After avenging a prior loss to Nick Hinchliffe inside the confines of King of the Cage, Galbraith went on to submit Martin Desilets, a training partner of current UFC lightweight Jonathan Goulet, at Raw Combat’s most recent event three weeks ago.
The fight between the two will air on the Showtime portion of the card, a one-hour special which will precede the promotion’s return to network television on CBS later that night. The event features a total of three championship bouts. Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith will square off in a main event rematch for EliteXC’s middleweight title.
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