Patrick Healy will serve as a last-minute replacement for injured Josh Thomson and face Maximo Blanco at “Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals.” The September 10th card takes place inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Thomson was forced to withdraw from the lightweight scrap after hurting his foot during training last week.
Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix will resume in the event. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will also defend his middleweight crown against Luke Rockhold in the show.
Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10:30PM ET/PT. HDNet will air the preliminary fights live at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the card’s revised lineup:
(HDNet 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Amanda Nunes vs. Alexis Davis
Jordan Mein vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero
Mike Kyle vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
(Showtime 10:30PM ET/PT)
Maximo Blanco vs. Patrick Healy
Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Strikeforce Middleweight Champion)
Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals:
Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva
Josh Barnett vs. Sergei Kharitonov