KOTC Champ Green Signs with Strikeforce, Debuts Aug. 12
lightweight champion Bobby Green
has signed a multi-fight contract with Strikeforce
and will likely make his promotional debut at Strikeforce
Sherdog.com confirmed the news with Green’s representation at
Iridium Sports Agency after MMAJunkie.com initially reported the
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
Green would successfully defend his “junior welterweight” belt
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
Headlined by a lightweight showdown between Jorge Gurgel
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.
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