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

Written by Tom Ngo
August 30th, 2012
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Strikeforce Yuri Villefort

With the addition of the welterweight affair between Yuri Villefort (Pictured) and Nah-Shon Burrell, as well as the female fight with Cat Zigano and Amanda Nunes, nine scraps have now been confirmed for “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.”

Villefort ended his two-year hiatus due to injuries this past May. After starting his career with a perfect 6-0 mark, the Blackzilian suffered his first defeat in a split decision to Quinn Mulhern in his Strikeforce debut.

Burrell is also looking to bounce back from a loss. “The Rock-N-Rolla” had his six-fight winning streak snapped by Chris Spang on the same night Villefort suffered his first professional blemish.

Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California hosts the September 29th show.

Showtime Extreme kicks things off by airing the prelims beginning at 8PM ET/PT. Showtime will then broadcast the main card starting at 10PM ET/PT.

Here is the event’s current roster:

Preliminary Card:

(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)

Cat Zigano vs. Amanda Nunes

Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort

Jorge Gurgel vs. Mizuto Hirota

Mike Kyle vs. Dion Staring

Josh Thomson vs. Caros Fodor

Main Card:

(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)

Quinn Mulhern vs. Jorge Santiago

Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Adriano Martins

Carlos Augusto Filho vs. Gian Villante

Pat Healy vs. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce lightweight champion)

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