Lindland-Rockhold Match Scratched Due to Injury; Woodley-Galvao Added

An Oct. 9 middleweight clash between Matt Lindland and Luke Rockhold has been scratched from the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II card after Rockhold suffered a shoulder injury in training and was forced out of the bout, the promotion confirmed in a press release on Wednesday.

In its place, a welterweight bout pitting surging contenders Tyron Woodley and Andre Galvao has been added.

Rockhold is a 25-year-old product of the San Jose, California American Kickboxing Academy who has made waves with a six-fight win streak since joining Strikeforce. He's 7-1 overall. According to the press release, the extent of his shoulder injury is yet unknown. The bout would have represented a major step up in competition for the young fighter, who was taking on the decorated 40-year-old veteran with a 22-7 career record.

The promotion gave no indication if the fight would be rescheduled in the future.

Meanwhile, the addition of Woodley-Galvao should make for a strong replacement.

Woodley is currently unbeaten, with a 6-0 mark after a recent decision win over Nathan Coy in May. Galvao is 5-1 during his young career, losing only a split decision to Jason High. He's 2-0 in Strikeforce, most recently defeating Jorge Patino via TKO.

The Oct. 9 card will take place in San Jose, California, and feature a welterweight title main event with champion Nick Diaz defending his belt against KJ Noons, along with a co-main event of women's 135-pound champ Sarah Kaufman facing challenger Marloes Coenen.

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