Strikeforce MMA event hitting Toyota Center in August

HOUSTON Strikeforce will present a World Championship doubleheader from the Toyota Center on Saturday, Aug. 21, when Strikeforce World Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Champion "King Mo" Lawal makes the first defense of his belt against devastating striker Rafael "Feijao'' Cavalcante in the main event on the live Showtime telecast (9pm CT).

The co-main event will feature Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Tim Kennedy in a battle for the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight (185 pounds) Title.

In a featured, televised bout, undefeated heavyweight rising star Bobby Lashley will return to the cage against an opponent to be announced. Also on the televised portion of the card, former world champ KJ Noons will face Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt Jorge Gurgel in a lightweight (155 pounds) featured bout.

A special pre-sale ticket purchase opportunity for the Strikeforce event is available for "Strikeforce Insider" e-newsletter subscribers until 10pm CT on Thursday, July 15. Strikeforce Insiders receive a special e-newsletter with the pre-sale code.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 16 at 10am CT at, by phone at 1-866-4-HOU-TIX, at select Houston area Randalls locations, and at Tickets will be available at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 19, at the Toyota Center Box Office.

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