Strikeforce continues to build its roster of female fighters with the addition of undefeated Cat Zingano (6-0), who will face tough Brazilian Amanda Nunes (7-2) at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy on September 29.
Zingano competes as a bantamweight at 135 lbs, a division which reigning Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey's dominance and charismatic presence is rapidly making the most exciting in women's MMA. Zingano hopes that she can add to that excitement.
"I would like to thank Strikeforce for the opportunity to fight in their organization ... (and) a special thank you to Shannon Knapp and Janet Martin at Invicta for the opportunity to fight for the top all-female fight promotion in the world and being so flexible allowing me to take the Strikeforce opportunity," Zingano told MMAjunkie.com. "I look forward to making a run at the Strikeforce 135-pound belt, and if you've seen me compete you know I'll be ready for anything Strikeforce puts in front of me."
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker agrees.
"Cat Zingano is a great addition to the Strikeforce roster," Coker stated. "She's got a ton of talent and is now coming to Strikeforce to test herself against the very best women in mixed martial arts. With a strong amateur wrestling background and her own BJJ gym in Colorado, she's a well-rounded fighter who poses a threat to all competitors in the bantamweight division."
Nunes will have something to say about that as well, with an impressive seven finishes in her nine pro fights. She is coming off a first round stoppage of Raquel Pa'aluhi at Invicta FC 2 in July.