The official “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” event poster is hot off the press. Will it be the company’s final major billboard? Who knows?
Either way, the December 17th show takes place inside the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. A pair of championship affairs will headline the Showtime broadcast.
Women’s middleweight champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos finally ends her extended hiatus to defend her crown against Hiroko Yamanaka in the night’s co-featured contest.
Lightweight title holder Gilbert Melendez will meet Jorge Masvidal in the main event.
Here are the athletes scheduled to appear in So Cal:
Keith Jardine vs. TBD
Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox
K.J. Noons vs. Billy Evangelista
Gegard Mousasi vs. Ovince St. Preux
Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Strikeforce Women’s Middleweight Champion)
Jorge Masvidal vs Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce Lightweight Champion)