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Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle Planned for Sept. 10 Strikeforce Event

Gegard MousasiA matchup between former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi and fellow contender Mike Kyle is in the works for a rumored Strikeforce event on September 10, according to MMAjunkie.

The fight was originally scheduled for April with the winner potentially earning a shot at title-holder Dan Henderson, but Kyle was sidelined by a broken hand and Mousasi instead fought UFC veteran Keith Jardine to a draw.

Kyle (18-8-1) suffered a second-round TKO to heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in December following four-straight wins, while Mousasi (30-3-2) will first defend his DREAM title against Hiroshi Izumi on July 16.

The Sept. 10 Strikeforce fight card is also expected to feature middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Luke Rockhold and Josh Thomson vs. Maximo Blanco.

Meanwhile, Strikeforce has booked UFC vet Jorge Gurgel against The Ultimate Fighter 8’s Joe Duarte for the main event of Strikeforce Challengers 18 on August 12 in Las Vegas.

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