- Strikeforce’s December 19th is beginning to shape up, fighters already rumored for the event include Robbie Lawler, and Scott Smith. Now joining them is a proposed middleweight match up between Matt Lindland and Ronald “Jacare” Souza, and the promotional debut of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal against an as yet unknown opponent. [Fanhouse]
- Jeff Curran’s Strikeforce debut on November 7 will not be against Sam Thao but will instead be against 17-13-1 fighter Dustin Neace, after the Illinois Athletic Commission did not approve the Curran vs. Tao fight. That is not the only lineup change for the CBS televised event, another undercard fight, which could be for number one contendership in the women’s division, has undergone a change. Roxanne Modafferi will replace Erin Toughill, who had to pull out of the contest due to an undisclosed medical condition against Marloes Coenen.
- Undefeated lightweight prosect Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm has signed a multi-year deal with Strikeforce. The deal is a two year deal, that gives Strikeforce an option on a third year, and is non-exclusive.
- Strikeforce Challengers 5: Woodley vs. Bears, which is set for November 20, has undergone some recent lineup changes. 4-1 Brian Davidson and 11-3 Lee Gibson have both been added to the card, though no opponent has been named for either man. Additionally, an anticipated female match up pitting Sarah Kaufman against Takayo Hashi has been pulled from the card though no reason has been given, and the fight is now likely to happen in January of 2010.
Pictured: Matt Lindland