The next major Strikeforce card will be headed to the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., on July 14, and two more fights have been confirmed for the show.

In addition the main event pitting Luke Rockhold against Tim Kennedy with the Strikeforce middleweight title on the line, two more middleweight bouts will also don the card.

First up, heavy hitter Robbie Lawler will get back in action as he faces former light heavyweight contender Lorenz Larkin.

Lawler returns to action coming off a spectacular knockout over Adlan Amagov in his last fight in January. Lawler KO’d the young prospect with a flying knee followed up by punches, which put the former UFC competitor back in the win column after two losses in a row.

Larkin will fight Lawler on July 14 in his first fight in the middleweight division after starting his Strikeforce career at light heavyweight.

Larkin last fought in January on the same card as Lawler, and lost by TKO to former champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, but the decision was overturned to a no-contest after Lawal tested positive for a banned substance.

Now Larkin looks to make his impact felt at 185 pounds and starts with a true veteran of the sport as his first test.

The other fight confirmed for the July 14 card is a middleweight showdown between Keith Jardine and Roger Gracie. MMAWeekly.com previously reported the fight, and now the bout is official for the upcoming Strikeforce show in Oregon.

More fights are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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