Jacare Meets Rockhold On September 10

Ronaldo Jacare Souza

Strikeforce champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza

Rockhold challenges “Jacare” in September

Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is set to defend his title against Luke Rockhold on September 10.

Rockhold announced his title shot via Twitter earlier today.

Souza last fought at “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley,” defeating Robbie Lawler via third round submission. The victory was his first title defense since defeating Tim Kennedy for the belt at “Strikeforce: Houston.”

Meanwhile, Rockhold has been perfect throughout his Strikeforce career, earning six victories. He last competed at “Strikeforce Challengers: Kaufman vs. Hashi,” winning via technical knockout. This contest will be his first fight in 2011.

The event, which also expected to feature former 155 lb. champion Josh Thomson against Maximo Blanco, does not have a set date or location as of yet. The main card will broadcast live on Showtime.

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