Undefeated prospect Derek Brunson will jump into the deep end of Strikeforce’s middleweight division on March 3 as he faces former champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey.

Brunson confirmed the fight via his Twitter account on Thursday, stating that he had just signed his bout agreement for the fight.

At 9-0, Derek Brunson is one of the brightest rising stars under the Strikeforce banner. A former collegiate wrestler from North Carolina, Brunson burst onto the scene in Strikeforce in mid-2011 and has gone 3-0 since that time.

Now Brunson will try to take a big step forward in the middleweight division, facing a former champion in Ohio.

Ronald ‘Jacare’ Souza returns to action for the first time since losing his Strikeforce middleweight strap to Luke Rockhold ironically enough also in Ohio last September.

The road back to a title shot will start again in the Buckeye state where he faces Brunson in a battle of middleweight contenders.

Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey takes place on March 3 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

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