Pat Healy Steps Up to Face Maximo Blanco on September 10th in Cincinnati, Ohio

Lightweight veteran, Pat Healy has stepped up to replace the injured Josh Thomson and face ultra-talented newcomer, Maximo Blanco at the September 10th Strikeforce event in Cincinnati, Ohio. the news was confirmed by a source close to the situation, meaning official bout agreements have likely been signed.

Healy has been steadily climbing the lightweight division after being derailed by Thomson around a year ago. Back-to-back wins over Lyle Beerbohm and Eric Wisely have put him in a solid position in the division.

The former lightweight King Of Pancrase, Blanco will enter the Strikeforce cage with an 8-2-1 professional record. He hasn’t been seen in action since last December’s Sengoku: Soul of Fight event in Japan where he picked up a unanimous decision win over South Korea’s Won Sik Park.

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