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Herschel Walker vs. Greg Nagy on tap for “Strikeforce: Miami”

Herschel WalkerFormer NFL running back Herschel Walker is expected be making his mixed martial arts debut against Greg Nagy.

The two should square off during “Strikeforce: Miami“, which is set for January 30 from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, airing live on Showtime.

The possibility of the match-up was first reported by, and has since been able to confirm the bout’s possible addition to the card through sources close to the promotion.

Nagy is a 1-1 fighter that has fought both of his bouts under the “Rage in the Cage” banner, while the forty-seven year old Walker will be making his first trip to the cage following a nine week training camp with the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.

Also announced for the main card is a welterweight title clash between Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis, along with a female 145 pound title bout between Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Marloes Coenen. Also official for the main card is a middleweight slugfest between Melvin Manhoef and Robbie Lawler that was first reported by earlier this week, and Bobby Lashley is also expected to make his promotional debut at the event against an opponent yet to be announced.

(UPDATE: While this bout has been approved by Strikeforce, it is still awaiting the official nod from Showtime and Athletic Commission officials.)

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