Thursday, July 14, 2011

Strikeforce Continues Lightweight Signing Campaign, Adds Bobby Green

It's been a long time coming for Bobby Green. The King of the Cage fighter has stood on the fringes of a big signing for some time now. MMAJunkie.com reported early Thursday that Green had signed a mult-fight deal with Strikeforce. Sherdog.com later confirmed the news through Green's management, Iridium Sports Agency.

Green is currently 15-4. He leaves behind the KOTC Lightweight Title, which he won with a decision win over Dominic O'Grady in April. Green is also a former KOTC Junior Welterweight (160 lb) Champion, a title he lost to Tim Means last October. One of his most memorable KOTC moments was his fight against rival lightweight, the always rowdy Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett. The trash-talking leading up to their December 2009 meeting generated much fanfare.

Strikeforce reports that Green will fight BBJ specialist Milton Vieira who was also signed early Thursday. The two have been paired for Strikeforce's August 12 'Challengers' card.

With the UFC's 155 lb stable packed tight, Strikeforce is stacking their LW division.
Strikeforce's signings of both Green and Viera follow a string of lightweight signings over the past year. Additions to the Strikeforce 155 lb. roster include Eric Wisely, Magno Almeida, Gesias Cavalcante, Jorge Masvidal (re-signed), and Maximo Blanco.

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