Two recent Strikeforce signees will meet at the organization's next Challengers event.
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) reported earlier today, both KOTC lightweight champion Bobby Green (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and anaconda-choke inventor Milton Vieira (12-7-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) have signed multi-fight deal with Strikeforce.
Now they're expected to meet at Strikeforce Challengers 18, sources told MMAjunkie.com.
Featuring a lightweight contest between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, Strikeforce Challengers 18 takes place Aug. 12 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
It's not clear if Green vs. Vieira will be part of the Showtime-televised main card.
Green, a three-and-a-half-year pro, has spent much of his career with KOTC, though he's also made appearances with Affliction and Tachi Palace Fights. The 24-year-old, who trains with Pinnacle Jiu jitsu and MMA in California, owns seven knockouts and six submissions in 15 career victories.
Vieira joins the organization with four victories in his past five fights and six wins in his past eight bouts. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt (under Murilo Bustamente), who's put on many entertaining bouts in his native Brazil, has earned submissions in eight of his 12 career victories.