Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Lawal announced via his Twitter that he will return to action in Strikeforce on June 18 in Dallas. Although not officially announced by the organization, the event is expected to take place at American Airlines Center in Dallas with the second part of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix's opening round. No opponent has been set for Lawal. Lawal returns to the cage for the first time since knee surgery put the former titleholder on the sidelines. The procedure came a few months after the former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler lost his title to Rafael Cavalcante (Feijao) in August.