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Gegard Mousasi vs Mike Kyle possible for Strikeforce event on Sept. 10

Photo by <a href="" target="new">Esther Lin</a> via <a href="" target="new">Strikeforce</a>
Photo by Esther Lin via Strikeforce

Take two.

Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle, which was originally supposed to happen back on April 9, is likely for Strikeforce's upcoming Sept. 10 event, according to

These two were initially set to square off for the right to determine the number one contender to the light heavyweight throne; however, Kyle broke his hand and was forced out of action.

Mousasi went on to a date with UFC veteran Keith Jardine. Had he won, he may have been in line for a shot at the 205-pound strap. Instead, they fought to a draw and the division is just as cloudy as ever.

Look no further than the champion of said division, Dan Henderson, accepting a heavyweight fight against Fedor Emelianenko for evidence of this fact.

That said, if everyone can make it to September healthy, Strikeforce might finally find a legitimate challenger to "Hendo's" title.

Before Kyle suffered his unfortunate injury, he was the very definition of active. "Mak" fought six times in 2010, compiling a record of 4-1 (1) during that time.

The lone loss was in his last bout, a short notice heavyweight showdown against surging "Bigfoot" Antonio Silva.

The circumstances surrounding that contest, which Kyle nearly won after performing exceptionally in the early going, have clearly had no effect on his standing in the light heavyweight division.

Mousasi vs. Kyle with a title shot on the line? Sounds like a plan.

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 fight currently in talks for the show is a lightweight tilt pitting Josh Thomson vs. Maximo Blanco.

Keep it locked to for more on this still-developing fight card.