Isaac Vallie-Flagg Faces Adriano Martins at Strikeforce ‘Melendez vs. Healy’ in Sacramento
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
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