A welterweight matchup pitting Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (18-14) against Tarec Saffiedine (10-3) has been targeted by Strikeforce officials.
A late-July event planned by the California-based promotion is likely to host the matchup, sources close to the event revealed today.
However, official confirmation has yet to arrive. Verbal agreements are currently in place for the fight, though.
Santos vs. Saffiedine would bolster a card that possible will be headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson, as Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed this past Saturday following “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley.”