A lightweight bout between former KOTC champ Bobby Green (17-5 MMA, 2-1 SF) and veteran competitor Alonzo Martinez (35-15-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) has been added to next month's "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine" event.
Strikeforce officials recently confirmed the matchup.
"Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine" takes place Jan. 7 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The evening's five-fight main card, including a middleweight title fight between champion Luke Rockhold and longtime UFC fighter Keith Jardine, airs on Showtime while the preliminary card airs on Showtime Extreme.
The event takes place during one of Showtime's free-preview weekends, which makes the channels available for free to more than 60 million households.
Green looks for his third straight win under the Strikeforce banner. After an extremely close split-decision defeat to notable Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante in his July promotional debut, he's since rebounded for submission victories over Charon Spain and J.P. Reese on Strikeforce Challengers cards. He's now 3-1 over his past four fights and 6-2 over his past eight. Fifteen of his 17 career wins have come via stoppage.
Martinez, a nine-year vet who's competed with organizations such as Bellator and Titan Fighting, makes his Strikeforce debut on the strength of a 8-1 run (and a 13-2 run since 2009). In fact, he went 7-1 during a busy 2011 campaign, and the lone defeat came to Porfirio Alves Jr. (8-3-1) at Superior Cage Combat 3 in Las Vegas. Past wins have come over the likes of Luke Caudillo, Waylon Lowe, Ryan Roberts, Demi Deeds and Dustin Neace.
The latest "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine" card includes:
MAIN CARD (Showtime)
- Champ Luke Rockhold vs. Keith Jardine
- Adlan Amagov vs. Robbie Lawler
- Lorenz Larkin vs. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal
- Jordan Mein vs. Tyron Woodley
- Tarec Saffiedine vs. Tyler Stinson
PRELIMINARY CARD (Showtime Extreme)
- Bobby Green vs. Alonzo Martinez
- Nah-Shon Burrell vs. James Terry
- Trevor Smith vs. Gian Villante