Kevin Randleman (17-14 MMA, 0-1 SF) is the leading candidate to face the grappling ace at the as-yet-unannounced show, which is likely to be hosted by the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., and air live on Showtime.
Randleman, however, is not confirmed as an opponent, and PRIDE and UFC veteran Rameau Thierry Sokodjou (7-6 MMA, 0-1 SF) is also under consideration should the original matchup fizzle.
Finally. Gracie(2-0) announced he had signed with Strikeforce back in December, but has yet to compete for the promotion. Gracie, a submission specialist and ADCC champion, should fare well against either Randleman or Sokoudjou as both fighters are submission prone. Gracie adds some depth to the division, but at 32 years of age and only 2 MMA fights on his resume, just how much mileage will Strikeforce get out of him?