News of Gracie's imminent Strikeforce debut from GracieMag:
Roger fights August 15
Gracie to make Strikeforce debut
Not having stepped in the ring since last May, when he submitted Yuki Kondo at Sengoku and brought his record to two wins in two appearances, in MMA, Roger Gracie will be one of the attractions August 15 at Strikeforce. The bout should be officially announced by the organizers next week. For the time being no opponent has been named for the black belt's debut on American soil.
Until then Roger is training while basking in the glory of having won his second absolute black belt title at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship, which you can find complete coverage of in GRACIEMAG 148, which will start to be shipped next week. Click here to pre-order your issue.
The August 15 installment of Strikeforce will feature the female bout of Cris Cyborg against Gina Carano as a main event.
Shields said on the MMA Fix show that he was probably fighting at middleweight on the card, and one site says his opponent will be Matt Lindland:
ATO has learned that Jake Shields is in talks to face Matt Lindland on August 15th at the next Strikeforce show. It has been rumored that Shields would take his next fight at 185 after fighting Robbie Lawler at 182.
The latest card looks like this:
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg on SHOWTIME
August 15th, HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
Women's 145lbs Championship Fight: Gina Carano vs. Cris "Cyborg" Santos
Men's 155lbs Championship Fight: Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez
Men's 265lbs Championship Fight: Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers
Men's 185lbs Fight: Jake Shields vs. Matt Lindland
Men's 265lbs Fight: Roger Gracie vs. TBA
Women's 145lbs Fight: Erin Toughill vs. TBA