Santos vs. Saffiedine likely for July
MMAjunkie.com confirmed the match up with Strikeforce officials, learning that the bout could possibly take place at the scheduled July show.
Santos, whose wife is top female pound for pound fighter Cristiane Santos, had an opportunity to join his her as a Strikeforce champion when he fought Nick Diaz earlier this year. The striker fell short, however, losing via submission.
Meanwhile, Saffiedine will enter this bout coming off a loss of his own. He was defeated by fast-rising prospect Tyron Woodley last January, losing via unanimous decision in the Strikeforce Challengers main event. Prior to the fight, Saffiedine had won three straight contests.