Strikeforce welterweight Tarec Saffiedine hopes that a strong showing against Tyler Stinson this Saturday night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine can vault him into contention for the vacant 170 pound title. The main card, which Saffiedine-Stinson is scheduled for, will be shown live on Showtime.
Strikeforce’s welterweight title remains unclaimed following Nick Diaz’ decision to sign with the UFC. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has talked about putting a small tournament together to crown a champion, and Saffiedine is hoping to be part of that. He is 11-3 in his pro MMA career, including a 4-1 mark in Strikeforce and the Strikeforce Challengers series.
Check out the video below, which features Saffiedine in training for his bout with Stinson.