Former Jungle Fights Lightweight Champion Adriano Martins is Strikeforce bound as he has been slotted in to face Issac Vallie-Flagg at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy, which emanates from Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento on September 29.
Martins (23-6) is currently on a four-fight tear since losing the Jungle Fights Championship to now UFC fighter Francisco “Massaranduba” one year ago today. Of the Brazilian’s four wins, three have come by way of first-round stoppage.
Vallie-Flagg (13-3) recently made a statement in the Strikeforce cage, upsetting longtime lightweight standout Gesias Cavalcante in May. The Jackson MMA product is undefeated since 2007 and looks to build on his recent 10-0-1 run and move up the ranks of the promotion’s lightweight division.