Roger to fight MMA in September but may miss ADCC

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Roger at ADCC 2007 / Photo by Luca Atalla

With four submission wins in MMA, the undefeated Roger Gracie was set to face Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at the July 30 Strikeforce show. However, the same injury that pulled him from this year’s Jiu-Jitsu World Championship caused the fight to be rescheduled.

Now Roger and King Mo are scheduled to go at it on September 10, as reported on the website MMAJunkie.

The MMA bout may or may not interfere with the Gracie’s plans in the ADCC, an event he was already confirmed to take part in. The grappling championship is scheduled to take place in England on the 24th and 25th of the very month.

Furthermore, the showdown between Ronaldo Jacaré and Luke Rockhold is scheduled for the same Strikeforce event, while Jacaré is scheduled to face Bráulio Estima in the ADCC superfight.

So both will have to put in a full fledged training marathon and keep their fingers crossed that no injuries should arise during their MMA commitments. Nothing can’t be done when it comes to the two monsters of Jiu-Jitsu!

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