Cat Zingano will square off with Amanda Nunes in a women’s bantamweight bout at Strikeforce “Melendez vs. Healy.”

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently announced the pairing, which will take place at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 29. The card is headlined by a lightweight title showdown between reigning champion Gilbert Melendez and Strikeforce veteran Pat Healy; the main card airs on Showtime, while preliminary bouts will be shown on Showtime Extreme.

A veteran of the Ring of Fire promotion, Zingano is unbeaten in six professional outings. The Colorado native last competed in May 2011, knocking out Takayo Hashi with a third-round slam at a regional event in Denver. “Alpha” has finished all but one of her career victims by knockout or submission.

Nunes, meanwhile, will be fighting for the third time under the Strikeforce banner. The 24-year-old Brazilian debuted with the promotion in January 2011, knocking out Julia Budd in 14 seconds at Challengers 13 before falling to Alexis Davis via second-round TKO nine months later. The “Lioness of the Ring” returned to her winning ways in July, submitting Raquel Pa’aluhi in the opening frame at Invicta FC 2.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Demetrious Johnson proposes Holly Holm-Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey-Amanda Nunes

  • 3 days ago

MONTERREY, Mexico – With the MMA world still reeling from Holly Holm’s incredible win over Ronda Rousey, it remains to be seen what comes next for the new UFC women’s bantamweight champ. Another UFC read news >>

UFC 193 Embedded, Episode 4: Fighters Get Big Reception at Open Workouts

  • 11 days ago

During episode 4 of UFC 193 Embedded, the fighters get a big reception from the fans during the open workouts at Federation Square in Melbourne. read news >>

Why USADA's 'prohibited association' rule could be a square peg in a round hole

  • 15 days ago

The “prohibited association” clause in the UFC’s anti-doping program is a good idea, though it’s bound to get mired in some hazy territory when applied to the unique world of MMA, where association t read news >>

UFC Fight Night 77: Guida Makes 1 Mistake, Gets Guillotined by Thiago Tavares

  • 16 days ago

At UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Clay Guida faced Brazilian Thiago Tavares, in what turned out to be a very short fight on Saturday. At just 39 seco read news >>

UFC 193 Free Fight Video: Ronda Rousey Taps Cat Zingano in Record Time

  • 18 days ago

UFC champion Ronda Rousey is known for her quick finishes, but she took that to an entirely new level with her win over Cat Zingano. read news >>

Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson 3: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 21 days ago

Two rivals square off in the middleweight main event of UFC Fight Night 77 on Saturday when old lions Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson clash. No. 4-ranked middleweight Belfort returned from a long lay read news >>

Top Bantamweights to Collide at ONE: Warrior’s Way in Manila

  • 27 days ago

ONE: Warrior’s Way already features a heavyweight title bout, but ONE Championship has added a premier bantamweight bout and a female flyweight feature fight. read news >>