With the addition of nine preliminary bouts, the roster for “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” is now complete. The January 29th event takes place inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and will be headlined by a pair of championship scraps.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza puts his middleweight belt on the line for the first time when he squares off with “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler in the night’s co-main event. Nick Diaz makes his second welterweight title defense when he faces Brazilian powerhouse Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos in the card’s featured attraction.
Diaz dons an impressive 23-7 (1 NC) resume and was last seen steamrolling bitter rival KJ Noons this past October. The controversial grappler became Strikeforce’s first 170-pound title holder by defeating Marius Zaromskis in January.
Santos, the husband of Strikeforce’s 145-pound queen Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, owns a respectable 18-13 professional record. The Brazilian violently put Marius Zaromskis down at “Strikeforce: Los Angeles” the last time he took the stage.
Showtime will broadcast the star-studded event at 10PM ET/PT.
Here is the complete roster for “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):
Sam Bracamonte vs. Armin Safiari
Niko Jackson vs. Ricky Jackson
Anthony Dariano vs. Alan Perez
Jenna Castillo vs. Charlene Gellner
Lucas Gamaza vs. James Terry
Germaine de Randamie vs. Stephanie Webber
Ron Keslar vs. Eric Lawson
Isaiah Hill vs. Bobby Stack
Nate Coy vs. Nate Moore
Trevor Prangley vs. Roger Gracie
Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson
Robbie Lawler vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Strikeforce Middleweight Champion)
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs. Nick Diaz (Strikeforce Welterweight Champion)