Ronaldo Souza vs. Lorenz Larkin set for Strikeforce ‘Champions” on Jan. 12 in Oklahoma City

Esther Lin for Strikeforce

Lorenz Larkin and Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza will fulfill their final fight for Strikeforce as the two middleweights have been booked to swing leather against one another in Oklahoma City on Jan. 12, 2013.

No Luke Rockhold? No problem.

Lorenz Larkin has found himself a partner to tango with in Oklahoma City, Okla., after the Strikeforce middleweight champion withdrew (again) from his title fight against "The Monsoon," which was set to go down on the promotion's final card on Jan. 12, 2013.

A bout Rockhold felt would be "easy money."

No fret, the undefeated (13-0-1) Larkin will now face off against former 185-pound kingpin, Ronaldo Souza, with the promotion (via MMA Fighting) making the announcement earlier today (Nov. 29, 2012).

"Jacare" was last seen knocking out Derek Brunson in 41 seconds at Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman," marking his second consecutive win since losing his title to the aforementioned Rockhold. Though it's not the title fight or opponent Larkin wanted, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace, Souza, will be more than a challenge for the young fighter.

How about it Maniacs, which middleweight will pull out the "W" in "OKC" and likely earn themselves a spot on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster, heading into the Octagon with some momentum?

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