PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned that Jorge Gurgel (12-5) will make his return to the MMA cage and Strikeforce debut on June 6th in St. Louis, Missouri. PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke with the UFC veteran this afternoon.
Gurgel had originally been slated to fight lightweight champion, Josh Thomson. However due to an elbow surgery and an extremely hectic schedule, Gurgel was forced to postpone the fight. Rather than wait for Gurgel, Strikeforce went ahead and lined Thomson up with Gilbert Melendez, whom he will fight on April 11 in San Jose.
When he was cut from the UFC back in November 2008, Gurgel had signed with the Strikeforce promotion literally within minutes. Since that time, he has had an elbow surgery and has been to Brazil where he got some much needed rest and relaxation that involved eating a lot of mangoes and surfing.