Strikeforce continues to have bad luck with the injury plague; one half of their main event at the “Challengers” show has been forced out of the bout due to a knee injury. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, the husband of the newly crowned women’s 145 pound champion, Cris “Cyborg” Santos, will not get a chance to showcase his skills against Tim Kennedy.
The beneficiary of “Cyborg’s” injury is Zak Cummings, as he steps into the main event against Kennedy in hopes of proving to the Showtime audience why he is such a promising prospect. Cummings is 10-0 and will be making his Strikeforce debut.
Kennedy last appeared on the second episode of Strikeforce “Challengers,” where he defeated Nick Thompson by submission in a controversial stoppage. Since losing his first professional mixed martial arts fight to Scott Smith, Kennedy has won 10 of his last 11 fights.
This upcoming Strikeforce event is scheduled for September 25 on Showtime, and takes place at the Spirit Bank Event Center in Bixby, Oklahoma.