“Jacare” Souza Stepping in to Fight Lorenz Larkin at Jan.12th Strikeforce
Promotion Confirms Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins
By FCF Staff
Although Lorenz Larkin will not fight for a title on January 12th, Strikeforce has announced that the undefeated middleweight will take on former champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at the upcoming event in Oklahoma City.
Larkin has been scheduled to fight Luke Rockhold, but a lingering wrist injury will prevent the middleweight champion from competing at the event.
Larkin (13-0) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Robbie Lawler in July, while Souza (16-3) knocked out Derek Brunson in last outing at a Strikeforce event in August.
The promotion has also confirmed that lightweight vet Jorge Gurgel (14-8) will take on Adriano Martins (23-6) at the upcoming card, which is titled “Champions”.
The January 12th card will be hosted by the Chesapeake Energy Arena and will feature welterweight champion Nate Marquardt taking on Tarec Saffiedine.
The event will be broadcast on Showtime.