As quickly as it was announced, the planned fight between Bobby Green and Alonzo Martinez looks to be off this coming Saturday’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine card. Reports have circulated that Green suffered an injury, forcing him out.
Green holds a career record of 17-5, having won his last two fights in Strikeforce since a loss to Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante. “King” has won 15 of his 17 career bouts by early stoppage.
Martinez would be making his debut for Strikeforce if officials are successful in finding a replacement on short notice. He has won eight of his last nine fights, and owns 21 submission wins in his career.
MMAJunkie was the first to confirm the Green injury with Strikeforce officials.
The show takes place January 7 on Showtime from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Luke Rockhold defends his Strikeforce middleweight title against Keith Jardine. Green-Martinez was slated for the Showtime Extreme-televised prelims card.
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