Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced at the Strikeforce: Evolution post-fight press conference that the organization will be introducing a welterweight championship which will be decided at Strikeforce: Miami on January 30th. Nick Diaz will face DREAM welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis for the first-ever title.
Coker also announced that Cris “Cyborg” Santos will defend her women’s title for the first time against Marloes Coenen at the event. This will be Santos’ first fight since defeating Gina Carano in August while Coenen is coming off of an impressive victory over Roxanne Modafferi at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers last month.
The event will also host two highly anticipated debuts, as Bobby Lashley and NFL great Herschel Walker will be making their MMA debuts, against opponents yet to be determined.