On Thursday, Strikeforce added a lightweight scrap between Ryan Couture and Joe Duarte to their July 14th lineup.
Couture, the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy, owns a 4-1 professional record. All of the 29-year-old’s bouts have come under Strikeforce’s banner.
Duarte will be riding a five-fight winning streak into their 155-pound affair. He was last seen posting a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Gurgel in August.
Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon hosts the extravaganza. A pair of championship affairs will headline the festivities.
Middleweight champ Luke Rockhold defends his crown against Tim Kennedy in the event’s featured attraction, while Nate Marquardt and Tyron Woodley battle for the vacant welterweight crown.
Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10PM ET/PT.
Here is the event’s revised roster:
(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)
Jason High vs. Nate Moore
Jordan Mein vs. Tyler Stinson
Ryan Couture vs. Joe Duarte
Pat Healy vs. Mizuto Hirota
(Showtime 10PM PET/PT)
Lorenz Larkin vs. Robbie Lawaler
Roger Gracie vs. Keith Jardine
Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley (For vacant Strikeforce welterweight title)