Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cat Zingano vs Amanda Nunes added to Sept. 29 Strikeforce show

Cat Zingano
Strikeforce president Scott Coker announced on Twitter today that they have signed the undefeated Cat Zingano and she will face Brazilian Amanda Nunes Sept. 29 at Sacramento. Cat is from Broomfield, CO and owns a dojo with her husband. Her record is 6-0 and her last win was over Takayo Hashi on the May 14, 2011 Fight To Win show in Denver. She was booked to fight on the first Invicta show but pulled out due to injury. She was announced to be on the Oct. 6 Invicta show against Leslie Smith but obviously that will change. Amanda is from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and now trains at AMA Fight Club in New Jersey. Her record is 7-2 and her last fight was a win over Raquel Pa'aluhi on the July 28 Invicta show in Kansas City. Fans may recall that Amanda lost to Alexis Davis on a Sept. 2011 Strikeforce show. She switched to AMA after that loss. Amanda is six years younger than Cat and I also think she is more aggressive than Cat. But as we saw with the loss to Alexis, that aggression can sometimes get her into trouble. Cat may be able to use that to her advantage. So this should be a good scrap. The fight is at 135lb and we don't know if it will be on the main card or the prelims. I will guess that it will be on the prelims.

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