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Ronaldo Souza-Derek Brunson, Tarec Saffiedine-Roger Bowling Official For August

Strikeforce officials have confirmed a pair of bouts for the August Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman event. The card takes place August 18 from San Diego and will air on Showtime.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will face Derek Brunson at middleweight, while Tarec Saffiedine takes on Roger Bowling. The main event boasts Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman for Rousey’s Strikeforce title.

Souza (15-3) is an ex-Strikeforce middleweight champion. He toppled Bristol Marunde earlier this year after Brunson (9-1) was unable to get cleared to fight.

Brunson has since had eye surgery to correct his vision issue. He lost to Kendall Grove outside of Strikeforce recently.

Saffiedine (12-3) has won three of his four Strikeforce bouts, while Bowling (11-2) is 4-2 inside the Strikeforce cage. The two are both looking to get in the mix for the currently vacant title, which will be filled next month when Nate Marquardt meets Tyron Woodley.