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Josh Thomson vs. Caros Fodor, Four Other Bouts Added to Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy


With Rousey vs. Kaufman in the rear-view mirror, Strikeforce is now filling up its next card, scheduled for Sept. 29 in Sacramento, Calif.

The promotion officially added five new fights to the card on Wednesday. The bouts were: Josh Thomson vs. Caros Fodor, Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Adriano Martins, Mike Kyle vs. Dion Staring, Jorge Santiago vs. Quinn Mulhern and Gian Villante vs. Carlos Inocente.

The Power Balance Pavilion, formerly known as Arco Arena, will host the event, headlined by Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy for the Strikeforce lightweight title.

This will mark Thomson's first fight fight back since losing to Melendez in a title bout three months ago. Fodor most recently lost to Healy in March via submission.

The Vallie-Flagg vs. Martins and Santiago vs. Mulhern fights are especially important to their respective divisions as the winners could be next in line for a lightweight and welterweight title shot. Vallie-Flagg is undefeated in his last 11 fights, while Martins, a former Jungle Fights champion, is 10-1 in his last 11 fights.

The main card will air on Showtime, while the undercard is scheduled to air on Showtime Extreme. More bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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