KOTC Champ Green Signs with Strikeforce, Debuts Aug. 12


King of the Cage lightweight champion Bobby Green has signed a multi-fight contract with Strikeforce and will likely make his promotional debut at Strikeforce Challengers 18.

Sherdog.com confirmed the news with Green’s representation at Iridium Sports Agency after MMAJunkie.com initially reported the signing Thursday.

Sherdog.com independently confirmed Green’s Aug. 12 debut date through an additional source close to the signing. Green’s opponent for the event is currently unknown.

A winner in four of his last five outings, Green captured the KOTC lightweight strap in his most recent contest, earning a unanimous decision to lift the title from Dom O’Grady in April. The victory netted “King Green” his second KOTC title belt, as the Californian won the promotion’s 160-pound title in February 2010 by knocking out Rick Legere Jr.

Green would successfully defend his “junior welterweight” belt against Daron Cruickshank in August before dropping the title to Tim Means in October. Only 24 years old, the Martial Arts International representative owns 13 of his 15 career wins by either knockout or submission and has seen the judges’ scorecards only three times as a professional.

Headlined by a lightweight showdown between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, Strikeforce Challengers 18 will emanate from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event will also feature the Strikeforce debut of Olympic judoka Ronda Rousey, as the 2008 bronze medalist squares off with Sarah D’Alelio in a 145-pound women’s affair.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 8 days ago
  • 17 views

Green light, bitchez. Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane Justino just got the go-ahead to defend her Invicta 145-pound strap against top contender Charmaine Tweet at the Invicta FC 1 read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 11 views

Twelve days ago, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson vaulted up a weight class and challenged a goliath blue-chip prospect on a whim. The size difference was immense from the outset, but read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is capable of cutting a highlight-reel clip at pretty much any moment, as Joe Lauzon can attest.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 6 hours ago
  • 1 views

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has only defended his title once since taking it off Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in 2013, but he's already planning out his legacy in the division. "Me getting read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator's lightweight champion Will Brooks will finally get the chance to defend his title. ESPN.com first reported on Wednesday that Brooks' first title defense will come on April 10 against vetera read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 138 views

Former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account, which could be seen as a hint regarding his retirement from professional MMA. Last Saturday, Nick Diaz stepped read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA Lightweight World Champion Will Brooks returns to action on April 10, when he faces top contender Dave Jansen at Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje will look to keep his career record unblemished when he takes on Luis Palomino in the main event of WSOF 19 on March 28 at Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre.Filed un read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

Not too long ago, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson said he told UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby to fire John Lineker. Now “Mighty Mouse” said he’d fight “Hands of Stone” whether he made weight or read news >>