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Five Fights Added to ‘Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy’

Written by Tom Ngo
August 23rd, 2012
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UFC Middleweight Jorge Santiago

It’s been well documented Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will defend his crown against Pat Healy at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California. However, the 155-pound affair had been the only bout confirmed for the September 29th show.

Until now…

The UFC’s little brother has just confirmed a slew of scraps for the roster.

As expected, Jorge Santiago (Pictured) has been brought back by Zuffa. The welterweight meets Quinn Mulhern inside the hexagon. Santiago’s Blackzilian brother, Carlos Augusto Filho, will battle Gian Villante, former lightweight champ Josh Thomson clashes with Caros Fodor, Mike Kyle meets Dion Staring and Isaac Vallie-Flagg tangos with Adriano Martins.

Where these fights will appear in the lineup, as Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker likes to say all the livelong day about everything, “is still to be determined.”

Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10PM ET/PT.

Here is the card’s current agenda:

Quinn Mulhern vs. Jorge Santiago

Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Adriano Martins

Mike Kyle vs. Dion Staring

Josh Thomson vs. Caros Fodor

Carlos Augusto Filho vs. Gian Villante

Pat Healy vs. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce lightweight champion)

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