After weeks of speculation, it was officially announces through her management that Sarah D’Alelio will be facing Gina Carano at the Strikeforce Dallas card on June 18th. Women’s MMA Round-up also released an interview with D’Alelio Thursday to announce the match. Several websites reported the match weeks ago, but it was speculation as several fighters were in contention for the fight.
D’Alelio trains out of Combat Sports Academy in the Bay Area, but is originally out of Olympia, WA. She has an solid record of 4-1, with her lone defeat against accomplished fighter Julie Kedzie via decision.
She was at the Zuffa Fighters conference early this week, which videos and photos were taken for to promote the fight.
She is under contract a three fight contract, with the Carano match being the first. It will air on Showtime June 18th.
Another CSA trained fighter, Germaine de Randamie, is also getting her first televised match with Strikeforce as she faces Julia Budd at the Strikeforce Challengers event in Kent, WA on June 24th. Randamie made her Strikeforce debut on the undercard in January’s “Strikeforce Diaz vs. Cyborg” card with a knee knockout victory over Stephanie Webber. Budd is coming off a KO loss to #3 ranked 145 pounder Amanda Nunes at Strikeforce Challengers in January. This match will air on Showtime June 24th.