Description Strikeforce 27: Houston, was a mixed martial arts event held by Strikeforce on August 21, 2010 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States.
After Jake Shields vacated the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship, there was much speculation that there would be a tournament for the title. However, Strikeforce announced that Ronaldo Souza and Tim Kennedy would fight for the championship at this event. André Galvão was originally scheduled to face Nate Moore, however Jorge Patino stepped in on late notice for the injured Moore. The Cormier/Riley and Galvão/Patino preliminary bouts streamed live on Sherdog.com. This was the last Strikeforce event branded with their original logo. The promotion debuted their new & final logo at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II in October 2010. The event drew an estimated 367,000 viewers, with a peak at 470,000 on Showtime.
Light Heavyweight / Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship / Muhammed Lawal (c) vs. Rafael Cavalcante
Middleweight / Ronaldo Souza vs. Tim Kennedy
Lightweight / K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel
Heavyweight / Chad Griggs vs. Bobby Lashley
Welterweight / Andre Galvao vs. Jorge Patino
Heavyweight / Daniel Cormier vs. Jason Riley
Light Heavyweight / Artenas Young vs. Chad Cook
Bantamweight / Chad Robichaux vs. Humberto DeLeon
Lightweight / Rey Trujillo vs. Jose Santibanez
Lightweight / Adam Schindler vs. Kierre Gooch
Featherweight / Vinicius Magalhães vs. Rocky Long