Following in their parent-company’s footsteps, it appears Strikeforce may take their evolution into a Zuffa brand one step further in July with a PPV event. Though no date or location have been mentioned, nor is anything official, a fight between undefeated Roger Gracie and former Strikeforce 205-pound champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal would likely take place on the card if it were to occur.
News of the possibility was first reported by MMAWeekly where it was also confirmed either Lawal or Gracie had already verbally agreed to the match-up.
Though the pending promotion of a Strikeforce PPV is not necessarily a new concept, the notion has certainly picked up steam since the company was purchased by the UFC last month given the Octagon’s regular presence on paid airwaves.
If the event and attached match-up do in fact occur it will mark the first fight for Lawal in nearly a year after injuring his knee this past August against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in a title-losing performance while the 4-0 representative of the Gracie family submitted Trevor Prangley in his last outing at a Strikeforce event in January.