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Roger Gracie Pulls Out of Strikeforce Bout with Muhammed Lawal

A lingering stress fracture has forced Gracie Jiu Jitsu specialist Roger Gracie out of his July 30 fight with Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.

MMAJunkie reports this is the same injury that forced Gracie out of the IBJJF World Championships earlier this month. A tournament that Gracie has been champion of multiple times, including the last seven years.

The fight was supposed to mark the return of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Lawal has undergone a lengthy layoff due to an extensive knee surgery to repair injuries sustained early in his fight with Rafael Cavalcante. No word on whether a replacement will be found or if Lawal will be moved to another card.

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson takes place July 30 at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

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Pictured: Roger Gracie and Kevin Randleman courtesy of


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