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Marius Zaromskis vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos set for “Strikeforce: Los Angeles”

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.

9 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    Surprised they announced a featured bout so early what no TBA’s?… it’s not even June yet?! Way to go StrikeForce.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    This should be a pretty entertaining fight, although I wouldnt expect it to last past the halfway point with the way thoes two throw punches. SF is still putting together some great match-ups

  • JabCrossHook says:

    I’m having trouble imagining Cyborg at 170. He’s a pretty stocky dude, the size advantage is something to consider but IMO on paper Zaromskis has more versatile striking. So we’ll see.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    like watching both these guys so this is good for me.
    who else is on that card? or is that a dumb question when there is still a whole month to go

  • PsYc0tIkDrEaM says:

    welterweight…? or 175-180 catchweight….?

  • hindsightufuk says:

    good point, at what ever weight Cyborg makes most likely

  • edub says:

    “At one point, many fans thought that Zaromskis could challenge many of the upper-tier welterweight fighters in the sport.”

    Really, most fans?

  • It’ll be interesting to see how Zarmoskis rebounds off his loss to Nick. He’s probably going to KO Cyborg just due to low energy from Cyborg. I don’t see the cut down to WW going well for him.

  • JabCrossHook says:

    “At one point, many fans thought that Zaromskis could challenge many of the upper-tier welterweight fighters in the sport.”Really, most fans?  

    I don’t know about you but I think Marius did pretty good against an established WW like Nick Diaz. His striking game plan was a little bit off. If he threw a lot more body and leg kicks and make Nick pay for advancing and jabbing. Maybe take away some of his mobility and then follow up with the hands I think he had a good chance of winning with a different strategy. He is def. the harder puncher of two as it took numerous shots to floor Marius but one good one to put Nick on his back. He almost finished the fight with that, I’d like to see what he does when he has the right strategy.

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