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11/5/09 11:36 PM
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http://mmajunkie.com/news/16743/jacare-vs-lindland-king-mo-part-of-dec-19-strikeforce-evolution-event-in-san-jose.mma


A recently rumored Strikeforce event expected to take place on Dec. 19 has been added to the organization's promotional calendar.

Scott Coker today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) during a press conference for Saturday's "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers" event.

Coker said the main event is "still being negotiated," but he confirmed Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (10-2) takes makes his promotional debut against fellow middleweight newcomer Matt Lindland, and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (5-0) makes his promotional debut against an opponent to be named.

The event, which airs on Showtime, takes place at Strikeforce's longtime home, the HP Pavilion.

Coker also confirmed that Strikeforce 145-pound women's champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (8-1), who was forced off this weekend's card with a shoulder injury, will not be part of the Dec. 19 card and instead is tentatively slotted for a January 2010 return.

"We're calling the card 'Evolution,'" Coker said. "It's a big card for us as we feature some of the new fighters signed with some of the established, proven stars. Fans will get to see the new and old."

Souza hasn't fought since DREAM.9 in May, when he followed a September 2008 loss to Gegard Mousasi with a no-contest in a fight with Jason "Mayhem" Miller for DREAM's vacant middleweight belt. However, Miller opened a gash on Souza's head with an illegal kick, and the bout was halted without a winner.

Prior to the loss and no-contest, the 29-year-old Brazilian posted 10 consecutive victories, nine of which came via submission.

Lindland, meanwhile, returns to the cage for the first time since a brutal 37-second knockout loss to Vitor Belfort in January at "Affliction: Day of Reckoning." The 39-year-old Olympic gold medalist (Greco-Roman wrestling) formerly competed in the UFC and emerged as one of the world's top 185-pounders. However, he's fought just three times in the past two and a half years with losses to Vitor Belfort and Fedor Emelianenko and a decision win over Fabio Nascimento.

Lindland, who won the Republican Oregon House of Representatives District 52 primaries (but lost in the general election), signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce earlier this year.

Lawal, who's competed as both a light heavyweight and heavyweight, also makes his Strikeforce debut following a newly signed contract. The former NCAA Division I All-American and Big 12 champion (Oklahoma State) turned pro just 13 months ago and has already posted wins over the likes of Mark Kerr, Ryo Kawamura and Travis Wiuff while fighting for World Victory Road and M-1 Global. The Wiuff win, which came in Lawal's pro debut, snapped the YAMMA Pit Fighting tournament winner's nine-fight win streak and was just his second loss in 13 fights.
11/6/09 12:00 AM
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 So is Diaz officially done or what? What the hell is he doing?
11/6/09 12:04 AM
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he's not being a bitch...somewhere. I wish he would fight soon. nate can't rep the 209 on his own
11/6/09 12:12 AM
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 if diaz isn't the main event for this card... i wouldn't be suprised if cesar asks for his release.. 


of course he still has to pass his DT
11/6/09 12:55 AM
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 diaz is comming to the ufc..

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