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'Fancy Pants' vs. 'Shaolin' Still On for May 15 Strikeforce Card

The Lyle "Fancy Pants" Beerbohm vs. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro lightweight bout will go on as scheduled on the undercard of the Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery event on May 15 in St. Louis, has learned.

The match had been in question after Beerbohm posted a strange message on late Thursday looking for a lawyer to help him get out of his contract with Strikeforce.

According to a source close to Beerbohm, the fighter was upset when he posted the message at the time and has since decided that he will put the frustrations behind him to concentrate on taking on Ribeiro.

Beerbohm (13-0) is most known for spending a year in jail for drug related crimes only to find an honest career in MMA in 2007. Beerbohm made his Strikeforce debut last June, submitting Duane "Bang" Ludwig with a first-round choke.

Ribeiro (20-3) is a former Shooto and Cage Rage champion who is coming over from DREAM for his Strikeforce debut. Ribeiro's last fight was decision loss to DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki.

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