A Strikeforce women’s welterweight title bout between champ Marloes Coenen and Miesha Tate and a light heavyweight matchup between “King” Mo Lawal and Roger Gracie have been added to the “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” fight card on July 30 near Chicago.
Coenen (19-4) claimed the title from Sarah Kaufman in October and defended the 135-pound belt in March over Liz Carmouche, a late-replacement for Tate (11-2), who topped Hitomi Akano in August for her fifth-straight win to earn a title shot.
Lawal (7-1) looks to rebound after dropping the Strikeforce light heavyweight title to Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in August in his first career loss, while Gracie (4-0) remained unbeaten with a first-round submission of Trevor Prangley in January.
The Showtime-televised event is headlined by a non-title matchup between Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson and Fedor Emelianenko.
Pictured: Marloes Coenen