A women’s bout has been added to the upcoming Strikeforce fight card on June 18 with Amanda Nunes taking on Julie Kedzie in a welterweight fight at 135 pounds. Sources close to the match-up confirmed the fight to MMAWeekly.com, with bout agreements issued for the contest.
Amanda Nunes (6-1) made an impressive debut for Strikeforce in January when she knocked out highly touted prospect Julia Budd in the first round in only 14 seconds. Nunes could be a top contender in the women’s welterweight division, but she’ll have to get through one of the craftiest veterans in the sport to earn it.
Julie Kedzie (16-8) makes her first official appearance for Strikeforce after a career that has seen the Greg Jackson trained fighter compete in several organizations, including EliteXC and Bodog Fights.
Kedzie is currently riding a four-fight win streak into the June 18 Overeem vs. Werdum fight card, including wins over Kaitlin Young and Sarah D’Alelio, who faces Gina Carano at the same event.
Kedzie and Nunes will battle as a part of the undercard for the June 18 show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.