Strikeforce officials have confirmed the company will hold an event on August 18 from San Diego, announcing Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman would headline the show as expected.
MMAWeekly confirmed verbal agreements are in place for the two to tangle in August with the fight clearly having a big impact on the middleweight title picture.
Souza defeated Bristol Marunde this past March. He was expected to face Brunson, but the Ohio Athletic Commission would not allow Brunson (9-1) to compete because of an issue with his vision. Since that time, Brunson has had surgery to fix his eyesight, and suffered a short-notice loss to Kendall Grove in a very close decision that many felt belonged to Brunson.
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