'King Mo' vs. Roger Gracie & Coenen vs. Tate official for Strikeforce 7/30 in Chicago

source: mmafighting.com

Undefeated ADCC and BJJ world champion Roger Gracie will face former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at Strikeforce: Fedor vs, Henderson on July 30 in Chicago.

Lawal will return for the first time in nearly a year, since losing his light heavyweight title in his first defense against Rafael 'Jacare' Cavalcante, the first loss of his career.Gracie is coming off a submission win over former UFC champion Kevin Randleman.

Women's welterweight champion Marloes Coenen will defend her title against Miesha Tate at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson.  Coenen fights for the first time since a come from behind defeat of Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce's March event in Columbus, Ohio.

Strikeforce on July 30 will also feature a a mega match-up pitting legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko against on Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson. Bout will be at a catchweight.

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dogfb site profile image  

6/6/11 6:20 PM by dogfb

 I'll be interested in seeing any fight Roger is in. The guy is THE best grappler in the world. Mo would be stupid to take him down.

CRBMoney14 site profile image  

6/6/11 6:10 PM by CRBMoney14

Love this fight.Will be interesting to see Rogers takedowns and guard pulls

Domingo site profile image  

6/6/11 2:11 PM by Domingo

Mo has shown that he doesn't go for takedowns for no apparent reason. He only does them if he's getting hit standing up, which is pretty smart, IMO.In the case of Roger, he has to know that the fight is more dangerous on the ground, so he'll likely keep the fight standing. Maybe he'll shoot if tagged really hard or to score points at the end of the round, but do you REALLY think he'll just take Roger down and try to win like that? Really? C'mon.That doesn't mean Roger can't pull guard, knock him down, or even manage to get a trip if Mo overextends...but don't think Mo's just going to come out and shoot on him round after round.

diggity site profile image  

6/6/11 1:58 PM by diggity

doubt very much it goes down like that man. greatest ground fighter in history is going to make just about anyone second guess their strikes.

Bry Bry site profile image  

6/6/11 1:48 PM by Bry Bry

this fight wont hit the ground unless mo wants it to..Roger is too green in mma..Mo will win by TKO or ref stoppage strikes standing..

Musashi site profile image  

6/6/11 1:35 PM by Musashi

The old timer in me would REEEEALLY like to see Roger become the next force at heavyweight. That shit would be so fucking dope I don't have the words for it. :)

sly fox site profile image  

6/6/11 1:17 PM by sly fox

 Gracies standup improved greatly between his last fight and the one before, i read that he got a new muay thai coach at that time who hes still working with... prior to the prangley fight Id have said Roger didnt have a chance, but seeing how fast he improved his standup skills I definitely dont think you can rule Roger out

gsx_r site profile image  

6/6/11 1:10 PM by gsx_r

This could be the best card of the year. Roger wins via submission from mount.

diggity site profile image  

6/6/11 1:04 PM by diggity

saw roger work some stand up today.... frightening. dude is fucking motivated and looking good. i feel bad for Mo.

jiujitsu100 site profile image  

6/6/11 12:36 PM by jiujitsu100

Very intriguing fight. Big test for Roger. One interesting thing, before Prangley Roger wasn't that focused on MMA and didn't enjoy it that much. Now he wants to be champ, and anyone who can become the "best" at one craft can be a threat at MMA. And when we talk about Roger being the best, it's not like oh he was a division one wrestler, or K-1 kick boxer, ex pro boxer, it is he is the best ground fighter to ever grace this planet.Can't wait for this fight. Big test for Roger.