“King Mo” Lawal returns to action on Saturday, August 21, to defend his light heavyweight title against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at Strikeforce “Houston.” A new middleweight champion will also be crowned when Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza meets Tim Kennedy for the vacant middleweight title.
Strikeforce will then return to the HP Pavilion on Oct. 9 with another major event. Their long talked about middleweight tournament will kick off that night in San Jose which will either be a four-man one-night tourney or eight-man two-night tourney. While it’s possible Strikeforce could return to CBS later this year, this show will air on Showtime. No word yet who will headline, but Dan Henderson vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral has been rumored.