Fans wondering whether or not Strikeforce would still seek to sign high-level free agents with Zuffa ownership in place received their answer earlier today when it was revealed the organization had come to terms with former King of Pancrase and SRC veteran Maximo Blanco on a multi-fight deal.
New of the 8-2-1 Blanco’s signing was first reported by Sherdog though no date or opponent for his North American debut was mentioned.
The 27-year old will add a necessary layer of depth to Strikeforce’s lightweight division and should be right at home alongside promotional peers like Josh Thomson, Justin Wilcox, and of course champ Gilbert Melendez. Blanco is currently riding a six-fight winning streak including a victory over Strikeforce’s Rodrigo Damm a year ago and has earned seven of his eight total wins by way of TKO.
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