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Three Bouts Added to “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Roster

Written by Tom Ngo
December 6th, 2011
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With game time steadily approaching, the UFC’s little brother has added three preliminary bouts to their “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” roster.

Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones, Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox and Jerron Peoples vs. Roger Bowling were all announced for the December 17th event.

A pair of title tilts will headline the show inside the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.

Women’s middleweight champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos defends her crown against Hiroko Yamanaka in the night’s co-featured contest, while lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez puts his belt up for grabs when he faces Jorge Masvidal in the main event.

Showtime will broadcast the card’s main bouts beginning at 10PM ET/PT.

Here are the athletes slated to appear in the lineup:

Preliminary Bouts:

Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones

Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox

Jerron Peoples vs. Roger Bowling

Main Bouts:

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)

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