Strikeforce News: Kevin Randleman Turns Down Fight With Rafael Feijao

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Less then a week after Renato “Babalu” Sobral bowed out of his title fight with Rafael Feijao on June 6th’s Strikeforce “Lawler vs Diaz” card, news comes that Kevin Randleman has also turned down the fight with Anderson Silva training partner.

FanHouse has learned that the newest member of Strikeforce’s light heavyweight division, Kevin Randleman (17-12), was offered to replace Sobral against Cavalcante, but the former UFC heavyweight champion turned down the fight. No specific reason was given. [AOL Fanhouse]

This news in contradicts what Kevin Randleman was saying at the Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Diaz” post-fight press conference, last week:

“Now that I’m here, understand this — it comes from the heart …. I’ll fight anybody, anywhere. When Scott (Coker) says it’s time to get down and dirty, understand this: I’m not coming to lose, and I’m not coming to back up.”

Not surprising, Fiejao is a beast at 205 and will certainly give anyone in the world a run for their money.

EliteXC “A Night Of Champions” Nov. 8 From Reno, NV

EliteXC has announced it’s next card dubbed “A Night Of Champions” on Nov. 8 from Reno, Nevada. The main card will be televised on Showtime.

While this card lacks star power, it features one of the better main cards EliteXC has ever put on. Bringing in tough fighters like Alvarez, Lombard and Kaufman, EliteXC looks to build to its current stable of fighters.

Main Card

Robbie Lawler (16-4) vs. Joey Villasenor (26-6) [T]
Nick Diaz (18-7) vs. Eddie Alvarez (15-1) [T]
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (7-1) vs. TBA
Scott Smith (13-5) vs. Hector Lombard (17-2-1)
Kaitlin Young (4-2) vs. Sarah Kaufman (7-0)

EliteXC Unfinished Business Fighter Payouts

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Robbie Lawler: $90,000 (which included a $45,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Smith: $14,000

Nick Diaz: $60,000 (no win bonus)
def. Thomas Denny: $8,500

Jake Shields: $45,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Thompson: $25,000

Cristiane Cyborg: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Shayna Baszler: $8,000

Antonio Silva: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Eilers: $20,000

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Galbraith: $5,000

Wilson Reis: $5,000 ($2,500 win bonus)
def. Bryan Caraway: $2,000

Anthony Ruiz: $5,001 ($3,00O win bonus)
def. Jeremy Freitag: $2,5000

David Douglas: $4,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
def. Marlon Matias: $2,500

Carl Seumanutafa: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Cook: $2000

Drew Montgomery: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
def. Brandon Tarn: $2,000


Total Payout: $533,501

All reported payouts don’t include deductions for insurance, licenses, gym dues, management commissions, and taxes. They also don’t reflect fighter sponsorships, signing bonuses and sometimes PPV percentages.