Less than 24 hours after hosting “Strikeforce: Houston” in The Lone Star State, the San Jose, California-based promotion announced welterweight champ Nick Diaz will headline their October 9th show inside the HP Pavilion.
The 27-year-old is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and has won seven consecutive scraps. He is coming off an impressive 1stRound submission victory over Hayato “Mach” Sakurai at Dream.14 in May.
Diaz’s opponent will be named within the coming week.
In addition, emerging star Luke Rockhold puts his six-fight winning streak on the line against veteran Matt Lindland in a pivotal middleweight affair. Sarah Kaufman will also face Dutch superstar Marloes Coenen in an entertaining 135-pound catfight.
A special presale opportunity for “Strikeforce Insider” e-newsletter subscribers begins this Wednesday, August 25 at 10:00AM PT. A special presale code will be sent out to all “Strikeforce Insiders” on Tuesday, August 24th. Sign up to become a “Strikeforce Insider.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, August 28th at 10:00AM PT online at Ticketmaster.com.