Strikeforce is benefiting for the demise of Affliction – Jay Hieron (17-4) has apparently signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce and will face Nick Diaz for the new Strikeforce welterweight strap, according to MMAWeekly.
Hieron replace Joe Riggs who was forced out of the fight due to an adverse reaction to a drug.
Strikeforce “Carano vs Cyborg” will take place on August 15th for the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA
MMAWeekly updated their article, nothing is signed, but both fighters have verbally agreed to fight.
Gina Carano vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos [t]
Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez [t]
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Gegard Mousasi [t]
Nick Diaz vs. Jay Hieron [t]
Fabricio Werdum vs. TBA
Isaiah Hill vs. Poppies Martinez
Ricardo Barros vs. Scott Lighty
James Terry vs. Jason Von Flue
Erin Toughill vs. TBA