Brunson vs. “Jacare”, Bowling vs. Saffiedine Official For Aug. 18th Strikeforce
By FCF Staff
As expected would be the case, Strikeforce has confirmed that middleweight prospect Derek Brunson will fight former champ “Jacare” Souza, and welterweight Roger Bowling will fight fellow contender Tarec Saffiedine at the promotion’s August 18th card.
The event, which will feature a women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and former champ Sarah Kaufman, will be hosted by the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
Brunson (9-1) is coming off a split decision loss to Kendall Grove at ShoFight 20, while Souza (15-3) tapped out Bristol Marunde at a Strikeforce event in March.
Bowling (11-2) scored a first round, stoppage win over Brandon Saling in his last outing that same month, while Saffiedine (12-3) worked his way to a split decision win over Tyler Stinson on January 7th.
The upcoming August 18th card will be broadcast on Showtime.