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Preliminary Bouts Confrimed For “Strikeforce: Houston”

With just 5 days until the curtain is drawn on “Strikeforce: Houston,” the San Jose, California based promotion has released the finalized roster for this Saturday’s event inside the Toyota Center in Texas.

The card will feature two championship bouts. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will battle Tim Kennedy for the vacant middleweight crown, courtesy of Jake Shields’ exit stage-left. Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal will make his first Strikeforce light heavyweight title defense against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in the card’s featured attraction.

Here are the fighters scheduled to participate in the Showtime broadcast:

Preliminary Bouts:

Chad Cook vs. Arteneus Young
Chad Robichaux vs. Humberto Deleon
Jose Santibanez vs. Reynaldo Trujillo
Adam Schindler vs. Kier Gooch
Vinicius Magalhaes vs. Rocky Long
Andre Galvao vs. Nate Moore
Daniel Cormier vs. Jason Riley

Main Bouts:

Bobby Lashley vs. Chad Griggs
Jorge Gurgel vs. K.J. Noons
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Tim Kennedy (Vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship Bout)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal (Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship)