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Gurgel, 35, has gone 2-3 in Strikeforce since receiving his UFC release back in 2008. The hard-swinging Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has yet to compete in 2012 but posted a 1-1 record last year, kicking off 2011 with a 44-second submission victory over Billy Vaughan before dropping a unanimous decision to Joe Duarte more than one year ago at Challengers 18.
Hirota, meanwhile, approaches his second Strikeforce appearance following a hard-fought unanimous decision defeat to Healy on July 14. The reigning Deep lightweight champion, Hirota had won back-to-back bouts prior that Strikeforce setback, besting Katsunori Kikuno to win the title last year and then defending it successfully against Seichi Ikemoto this past Februaryview original article >>
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