A middleweight matchup between Tim Kennedy and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos has been announced to headline a September 25 Showtime-televised “Strikeforce Challengers” event at the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Kennedy (10-2), who recently joined the Texas National Guard after serving six-years with the US Army, returned to action in June after sitting out all of 2008, knocking out Nick Thomson in the second-round of their Strikeforce Challengers bout. A veteran of the IFL, Kennedy’s lone career losses came at the hands of notables Scott Smith (due to cut) in his pro debut and Jason “Mayhem” Miller in 2007, the latter of which snapped an 8-fight winning streak.
Santos (16-13), the husband of top female fight Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, also last fought at the June Strikeforce Challengers show, losing to Joey Villasenor in the card’s headliner, his second-straight loss and fourth in his last five fights dating back to 2007.
Pictured: Tim Kennedy