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:
(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
(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)