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Igor Gracie to Compete at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva

Igor Gracie, the brother of one-time UFC competitor Rolles Gracie Jr. and cousin of MMA pioneer Renzo Gracie, will make his return to MMA on the undercard of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva on Feb. 12 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford N.J.

Gracie (2-2) last competed in December 2009, submitting Chris Vorano with a first-round rear-naked choke. Gracie will meet John Salgado (3-4-1), a Ring of Combat veteran coming off a loss in November to one-time UFC fighter Chris Liguori. The matchup was first reported by MMAWeekly.

Also, while not yet officially announced by Strikeforce, can also confirm with sources close to the fights Kevin Roddy vs. Jay Maclean, Sam Oropeza vs. Don Carlo-Clauss, Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish and Josh LaBerge vs. Anthony Leone as preliminary bouts slated for the Strikeforce event.

The current Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva lineup is below.

Main Card

Quarterfinals: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva
Quarterfinals: Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson
Chad Griggs vs. Gian Villante
Valentijn Overeem vs. Ray Sefo

Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado
Kevin Roddy vs. Jay Maclean
Sam Oropeza vs. Don Carlo-Clauss
Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish
Josh LaBerge vs. Anthony Leone

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