The middleweight title is on the line in Strikeforce, as Luke Rockhold defends his crown against Lorenz Larkin in November.
Larkin, a former light heavyweight, earned his shot after one fight at middleweight. He earned a unanimous decision win over Robbie Lawler, which was impressive enough to warrant the shot.
Rockhold is coming off a big title win over Tim Kennedy. That was a huge win, but he needs to cement his title reign with another defense over a tough striker in Larkin.