Mein vs. Santos official for September
Officials from the promotion announced the news earlier today.
Santos last competed this past January against welterweight champion Nick Diaz. While the Brazilian managed to find some success early, late in the second round he was forced to submit to a deep armbar. The loss snapped a two-fight winning streak and knocked “Cyborg” back down the 170 lb. ladder.
Unlike Santos, Mein enters this contest on a rampage, earning five straight wins. He last competed last month, defeating Marius Zaromskis by unanimous decision. He defeated Joe Riggs and Josh Burkman during this current hot streak.
Strikeforce’s September 10 event will feature a middleweight championship bout between title holder Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Luke Rockhold. Also on the card, Alistair Overeem takes on Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett faces off against Sergei Kharitonov. Those two bouts will serve as the pair of semi-final match ups in the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix.