Lightweights Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Adriano Martins will square off at Strikeforce “Melendez vs. Healy” on Sept. 29, promotion officials announced Friday.

The newly added contest joins a previously announced lightweight championship main event between reigning titlist Gilbert Melendez and challenger Pat Healy. The event takes place at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif., and airs on Showtime and Showtime Extreme.

Vallie-Flagg has not lost since July 2007, when he was submitted by Bellator vet Rudy Bears. Since that setback, the Jackson’s MMA representative has posted a record of 10-0-1, recently dropping to 155 pounds and taking a split decision from former world-ranked lightweight Gesias Cavalcante on May 19. Vallie-Flagg has finished eight of his 13 career victims by either knockout or submission and has never been knocked out in his nine years as a pro.

Martins’ [pictured: left] showdown with Vallie-Flagg will mark the 30th career outing for the Brazilian, who enters the cage riding a four-fight winning streak. The 30-year-old’s lone defeat in his last 11 appearances came last year at the hands of future “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” contestant Francisco Trinaldo. Martins would go on to capture the Jungle Fight lightweight title last November, finishing Neilson Gomes in just 81 seconds to win the belt. The Top Life Amazonas rep successfully defended his title on March 31, earning a 62-second technical knockout over Jimmy Donahue before signing with Strikeforce last month.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Mickey Gall faces Michael Jackson at UFC 196, will receive fight with CM Punk with win

  • 26 days ago
  • 316 views

Mickey Gall’s callout of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has landed him in the UFC, and put him in position to earn the fight he wants.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81: Warrior Code Video – T.J. Dillashaw

  • 24 days ago
  • 9 views

Get to know more about the bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw before he faces former champion Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston on Jan. 17. read news >>

Back at 155, Sanchez Faces Miller at UFC 197

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

After a one-fight experiment in the featherweight division, Diego Sanchez will move back to 155 pounds on Saturday, March 5 when he faces Jim Miller in a UFC FIGHT PASS featured bout on the UFC 197 c read news >>

Bec Rawlings vs. Seo Hee Ham Re-Booked for UFC Brisbane

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 views

Aussie Bec Rawlings was originally supposed to square off with Korean fighter Seo Hee Ham last year. The fight has been re-booked for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane. read news >>

Kevin Belingon Looking to Defy the Odds at ONE: Dynasty of Champions

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 views

Kevin Belingon knows he faces a tough task in taking the belt from Bibiano Fernandes at Saturday's ONE: Dynasty of Champions, but he's looking to defy the odds. read news >>

UFC Road to the Octagon: Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera

  • 16 days ago
  • 113 views

No. 14-ranked bantamweight Iuri Alcantara faces unranked rising prospect Jimmie Rivera on the main card of UFC Fight Night Newark. read news >>

NY federal judge denies UFC move to allow Madison Square Garden event

  • 14 days ago
  • 14 views

A federal judge today denied UFC parent company Zuffa a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the promotion to hold an April 23 event at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.Filed under: Ne read news >>

BREAKING: Judge Kills Possibility of UFC Fight at Madison Square Garden in April | FIGHTLAND

  • 14 days ago
  • 288 views

The UFC’s motion for an injunction against New York’s anti-MMA law was denied. read news >>

UFC Denied Injunction to Hold UFC 198 at New York’s Madison Square Garden

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship had hoped to host its first event in New York on April 23 at Madison Square Garden. That will not be happening. read news >>

Eric Kelly Says Filipino Pride at Stake When He Faces Ev Ting at ONE: Clash of Heroes

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 views

Eric Kelly heads into Friday's ONE: Clash of Heroes knowing that he's fighting for Filipino pride. read news >>