An undisclosed training injury has forced Bobby Green to withdraw from a scheduled lightweight bout against Alonzo Martinez at this week's Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine event. Promotion officials announced the change earlier this week and are actively searching for a replacement opponent.
The unfortunate revelation arrived just days after the undercard contest was confirmed. A 25-year-old prospect out of California, Green (17-5) hoped to push his Strikeforce win streak to three-straight after bouncing back from a recent split decision loss to Gesias Cavalcante with consecutive submission victories over J.P. Reese and Charon Spain.
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine is slated for 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:
Main card (Showtime):
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
Preliminary card (Showtime Extreme):
Welterweight: Nah-Shon Burrell vs. James Terry
Light heavyweight: Trevor Smith vs. Gian Villante
Lightweight: Ricky Legere vs. Chris Spang
Lightweight: Alonzo Martinez vs. TBA