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Roger Gracie To Make Middleweight Debut Vs. Keith Jardine At Strikeforce Event

After suffering his first loss to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Roger Gracie will drop down to middleweight and face Keith Jardine at a yet-to-be-announced Strikeforce event in July. Gracie is 4-1 in his career. confirmed both the fight and the event with two sources. The official date is unknown, but it seems set to take place in Portland, Oregon.

Jardine (17-10-2) lost to Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold earlier this year. Jardine is a former UFC competitor.

Rockhold and Tim Kennedy are expected to be the main event for the card, with Rockhold’s title on the line.