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Strikeforce: “King Mo,” Middleweight Tourney Possible for August 21; Kaufman vs. Modaferri Likely for July 23

Muhammed "King Mo" LawalAhead of it’s upcoming “Strikeforce: Los Angeles” and “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” events, Strikeforce has begun planning it’s July and August cards, as the promotion is expected to host Strikeforce Challengers 9 at the Comcast Arena in Everett, Washington on July 23 before Houston’s Toyota Center likely hosts a major event on August 21.

The events, which are both expected to air on Showtime, were recently reported by MMA Fighting and MMAjunkie.

A matchup between 135-pound women’s champ Sarah Kaufman and Roxanne Modaferri will likely headline Strikeforce Challenger 9, while newly-crowned light heavyweight champ Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is expected to return to action in August.

The Houston event could also host the opening round of an eight-man tournament to crown a new middleweight champion should the promotion fail to come to terms with free-agent title-holder Jake Shields, with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza targeted for the potential tourney.

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Pictured: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

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