Brazilian striker Evangelista Santos, husband of current Strikeforce female 145 pound champion Cristiane Santos, will make his welterweight debut against DREAM welterweight grand prix champion Marius Zaromskis in what should be an entertaining fight.
The fights is set to take place at Strikeforce: Los Angeles, which will take place during the popular E-3 Videogame Expo.
The news of the planned bout comes courtesy of MMAFighting.com.
Santos made his Strikeforce debut last June and lost a tough split decision loss to Joey Villasenor at a Strikeforce Challenger event. Since then, he fought outside of the promotion defeating Daniel Zarate in December. Santos will most be remember for his fight against Melvin Manhoef, a memorable fight that he lost.
Zaromskis came in with a lot of hype and was put against Nick Diaz for the promotion’s vacant 170-pound title. Despite the hype, Zaromskis lost the fight despite stunning Diaz in the fight. At one point, many fans thought that Zaromskis could challenge many of the upper-tier welterweight fighters in the sport.
Strikeforce: Los Angeles takes place on June 16 and will emanate from the Nokia Theatre.