Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Rafael Cavalcante reveals his desire to face TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader in his UFC debut.
The Team Nogueira light-heavyweight is currently serving a 12-month suspension handed down by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) after his post-fight urine analyses for Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier came back positive for banned substances.
According to the CSAC, Cavalcante's sample contain stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.
In his last outing, at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier, the former champion faced off against Mike Kyle, who previously defeated Cavalcante via knockout in his Strikeforce debut. However, in the rematch, Cavalcante badly rocked Kyle right off the bat, and was able to lock in guillotine choke which forced the tap 33-seconds into the bout.
The CSAC later changed the outcome of the bout to a no contest due to Cavalcante's positive drug test.
Cavalcante's 12-month suspension ends on May 19. Bader is coming off of a 50-second submission victory over UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC on FOX 6.
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