Ranking the Strikeforce Middleweight Division: Matchmaking Future Fights

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Ranking the Strikeforce Middleweight Division: Matchmaking Future Fights

Last night, Strikeforce served up two middleweight fights worth tweeting about.

Cung Le may have proved that he is the best pure kicker in the sport of mixed martial arts, but it was not enough to finish off the unflappable Scott Smith.

Le’s loss leaves us all to speculate whether or not he will ever compete in an MMA fight again.

In the evening's other middleweight affair, Rolando “Jacare” Souza made his Strikeforce debut an impressive one, having his way with veteran and former Olympian Matt Lindland. Souza’s time spent training with fellow Brazilian Anderson Silva appears to have paid dividends.

Souza stated in his post fight comments that he expects nothing less than a title shot in 2010. The question is, who will he have to submit his way through?

With last night's shakeup in the division, let's take a look at the current Strikeforce middleweight standings.

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