Wrestling or jiu-jitsu?
Pick your poison for this match-up, as former Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Lawal has been re-booked to hit the mat with grappling sensation Roger Gracie at the upcoming Sept. 10 Strikeforce event.
The bout was originally supposed to pop off as part of the "Fedor vs. Henderson" fight card but was postponed due to injury. MMAWeekly.com brought word of the change in dates.
To add injury to insult, "King Mo" blew out his knee in the process that forced him out of action for an extended period of time.
But he's back now and ready to bring a hype train to a halt.After injuries and a myriad of other problems kept Roger Gracie from competing, the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Superfight Champion finally made his Strikeforce debut at the "Heavy Artillery" Showtime event last May 2010, strangling Kevin Randleman to notch his third win in as many tries.
The victory was Gracie's first on U.S. soil since throwing his hat into the sport way back in December 2006.
He followed that up with yet another submission victory, a first round choke out of well-traveled veteran Trevor Prangley.
Lawal is a big step up for the budding mixed martial artist; can he handle it?
Strikeforce is rumored to hold an event on Sept. 10 of this year, although a location and venue is unknown at this time. The main event is a reported middleweight title fight pitting champion Ronaldo Souza against challenger Luke Rockhold.
The only other fights currently in talks for the show are a lightweight tilt pitting Josh Thomson vs. Maximo Blanco
Keep it locked, as usual, to MMAmania.com for further updates to this still-developing fight card.