A lightweight bout between former KOTC champion Bobby Green and veteran journeyman Alonzo Martinez has been added to the fight card of Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. Promotion officials confirmed the match-up over the holiday weekend.
A 25-year-old prospect out of California, Green (17-5) bounced back from a recent split decision loss to Gesias Cavalcante to rack up two straight submission victories over J.P. Reese and Charon Spain under the Strikeforce banner. An astounding 15 of "King's" 17 wins have now come by way of finish, with eight ending in the first round. Green has also made an appearance on MTV's Bully Beatdown.
Martinez (35-15-1), meanwhile, finally lands with Zuffa after a nine-career spent in various regional promotions throughout the country. Known as "Zo-Diddy", the 27-year-old has won eight of his last nine contests, capped by a 20-second victory over Mario Ramos earlier this month. A noted jiu-jitsu specialist, Martinez has notched 21 submission finishes, 16 of which arrived via rear-naked choke.
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine takes place January 7th, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Luke Rockhold defends his Strikeforce middleweight title against Keith Jardine in the night's main event.
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine fight card:
Middleweight Championship: Luke Rockhold vs. Keith Jardine
Light heavyweight: Muhammed Lawal vs. Lorenz Larkin
Middleweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Adlan Amagov
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley vs. Jordan Mein
Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Tyler Stinson
Welterweight: Nah-Shon Burrell vs. James Terry
Light heavyweight: Trevor Smith vs. Gian Villante
Lightweight: Bobby Green vs. Alonzo Martinez