With Derek Brunson failing his medicals yesterday due to not meeting the minimum eyesight requirements spelled out by the Ohio Athletic Commission, Strikeforce had to find a replacement to face Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza as soon as possible. And they've found one in IFL veteran and current SCC middleweight champion Bristol Marunde (15-6). Scott Coker confirmed it earlier, and Marunde tweeted about it a little while ago:
The 29-year-old Marunde is currently on a four-fight winning streak and holds wins over UFC veterans Rich Attonito and Jay Silva. He fights out of the Throwdown Training Center in Las Vegas. With just 12 days to prepare for a former Strikeforce middleweight champion and ADCC winner, he'll have his work cut out for him in Columbus.