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6/5/11 2:24 PM
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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.



6/5/11 2:25 PM
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BrockbackMountain
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big step up for roger...
6/5/11 2:27 PM
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Mo is going to pummell him.
6/5/11 2:40 PM
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roger gracie by sub. his fight against prangley impressed me.
6/5/11 3:14 PM
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If King Mo goes into this with a solid gameplan he should take it, just keep it standing and dont go into Rogers guard...
6/5/11 3:36 PM
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taking down mo is going to be hard but roger is a judo black belt so it's not like he doesn't know how to do takedowns.
6/5/11 3:39 PM
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6/5/11 3:43 PM
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2 more great fights. I'm glad I bought tix.
6/5/11 3:45 PM
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Roger takes this.

Mo won't be able to sit on top of Roger for 25 like he did Mousassi.

6/5/11 4:08 PM
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That is a great card.
6/5/11 4:24 PM
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As long as Mo doesn't gas or get too wild, he should be able to take this. Roger's BJJ tends to focus on the top game. Unless Mo gets tagged or slips, Roger shouldn't ever be on top. Mo's striking has been better thus far, so I think he takes it. If shit hits the fan he can always go for a takedown and hang on to get his wits back, too. Phone Post
6/5/11 4:25 PM
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Mo takes Roger down. Roger subs Mo. Whats hard to understand? Phone Post
6/5/11 4:27 PM
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 lets hope Roger submits mo.
6/5/11 4:29 PM
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This fight will show that BJJ is still better the wrestling. Will King Mo go to the ground? No, becasue he knows BJJ is better than wrestling on the ground. He will attempt to keep is standing and he will be taken down and subbed before the third round.
6/5/11 5:16 PM
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Great addition!

Awesome wrestler vs BJJ matchup.

Too hard to pick a winner but I'll go Roger due to him being unrivalled in his specialist area.
6/5/11 5:18 PM
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 amazing style matchup
6/5/11 5:19 PM
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Why would Mo take him down? He is much more explosive and has KO power in his hands. Roger has a decent jab but no follow up behind it
6/5/11 5:20 PM
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I am going to this event, I cannot wait! Thanks for the update UG News!
6/5/11 5:47 PM
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Gokudamus stole my name - Why would Mo take him down? He is much more explosive and has KO power in his hands. Roger has a decent jab but no follow up behind it


This. I really hope Roger wins but why in god's name would Mo allow this fight to go to the ground? Wrestling works both ways.
6/5/11 7:37 PM
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Mo is going to take down Gracie and try to get a W with a brutal Ground and Pound.Gracie is going to try some Sub.Both fighters are not really good on stand up.
Interesting match'up .
The show on July 30th should be good.
6/6/11 12:36 PM
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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.
6/6/11 1:04 PM
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saw roger work some stand up today.... frightening. dude is fucking motivated and looking good. i feel bad for Mo.
6/6/11 1:10 PM
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This could be the best card of the year.

Roger wins via submission from mount.
6/6/11 1:17 PM
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Cherokee Diaz - King Mo wins by TKO

Hes been in Holland working with k1 fighters.

Hes joined AKA, so his overall game shouldve evolved abit

 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
6/6/11 1:48 PM
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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..

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