Kennedy-Smith added to January Strikeforce card

Strikeforce's January return continues to take shape with a new pair of bouts, plus confirmation of two others.

Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) will meet Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (16-3 MMA, 6-1 SF) in a middleweight bout, and Tim Kennedy (14-4 MMA, 5-2 SF) takes on Trevor Smith (10-2 MMA, 2-1 SF), also at 185 pounds. Promotion officials on Thursday announced the fights for "Strikeforce: Champions."

In addition, Strikeforce officials confirmed the previously reported fights between Pat Healy-Jorge Masvidal and Roger Gracie-Anthony Smith.

"Strikeforce: Champions" takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on Showtime Extreme.