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Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman Shaping Up

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Image via Showtime Sports
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After not hosting a card for a couple of months, Strikeforce returns with two events a month apart. The first takes place on July 14th in Portland, the second will go down in San Diego on August 18th. The main event of the August show will see one of Strikeforce's most popular fighters, women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, defend her title for the first time against former champion Sarah Kaufman. Kaufman was originally slated to face Miesha Tate for the titleearlier this year, but Rousey pushed her way into the picture and earned the title shot (and the title in the process). Kaufman will attempt to be the first to take out the undefeated Judo Olympian.

Only three other bouts have been announced thus far. The biggest of which sees former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza take on Derek Brunson. The bout was scheduled for earlier this year, but Brunson was forced out due to contact lense issues. He was lent out to ShoFC last month and lost his undefeated record to Kendall Grove. Here's how the card looks right now.

Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman [BW title]
Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson
Roger Bowling vs. Tarec Saffiedine
T.J. Cook vs. Ovince St. Preux

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman