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Nick Diaz vs. Joe Riggs for the Strikeforce Welterweight Title!

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Well, the August 15th Strikeforce show on Showtime just got a little more awesome. is reporting that Nick Diaz (20-7) will face Joe "Diesel" Riggs (30-10) for the organization's welterweight championship. This will be a rematch of the February 2006 UFC fight which Riggs won by decision. The announced card thus far looks like this (championship fights noted by asterisk):

Gina Carano (7-0) vs. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (7-1)

*Josh "The Punk" Thomson (16-2) vs. Gilbert Melendez (15-2)

*Nick Diaz (21-7) vs. Joe "Diesel" Riggs (30-10)

*Allistair Overeem (29-11) vs. Fabricio Werdum (11-4-1)

This would be another strong Showtime event for Scott Coker's Strikeforce promotion. With multiple major televised MMA events in August by UFC, Affliction, WEC and Strikeforce, MMA fans will have plenty to keep their attention next month.