Strikeforce News: Santos vs. Saffiedine Likely For July

Scott Coker, Strikeforce CEO

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker

Santos vs. Saffiedine likely for July

Former Strikeforce top contender Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos will meet welterweight Tarec Saffiedine this Summer.

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.

The bout could potentially end up on the same card as a superfight between Dan Henderson and Fedor Emelianenko, which will take place this July in Southern California.

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