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Strikeforce Places Jorge Gurgel-Mizuto Hirota On Prelims For September Card

A lightweight tilt between Jorge Gurgel and Mizuto Hirota has been added to the prelims for September’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy event. The card takes place September 29 from Sacramento.

Gurgel-Hirota will be part of the Showtime Extreme-televised prelim card. The main card, which airs on Showtime, features Gilbert Melendez defending his Strikeforce lightweight title against Pat Healy.

Gurgel (14-8) has gone 2-3 in his Strikeforce career, including a 2011 loss to Joe Durate. He has competed in the UFC, but is just 1-3 in his last four.

Hirota (14-5-1) dropped his Strikeforce debut to Healy last month.