Strikeforce Signs Rising Welterweight Jordan Mein
The wait is finally over and Jordan “Young Gun” Mein has signed in the dotted line. Strikeforce announced early Friday morning that they had signed the 21 year old rising welterweight prospect to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed however Jordan’s father Lee Mein announced on Facebook that he expects Jordan to make his début at the September 10th Strikeforce event.
Mein, the 6th ranked welterweight in Canada is riding a five fight win streak including wins over current DREAM welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis, Ultimate Fighter 2 competitor Josh Burkman and UFC veteran Joe Riggs. Mein’s only loss over his last ten bouts came to current Strikeforce fighter Jason High in a close decision at Rumble in the Cage 40.
With Nick Diaz vacating the Strikeforce Welterweight championship in favour of a UFC title fight with Georges St. Pierre, the welterweight division is wide open and a few wins should put Jordan Mein close to title contention.
In addition to Jordan Mein, Strikeforce in September is also rumored to feature a Middleweight title fight between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Luke Rockhold, The North American debut of Maximo Blanco who will take on Josh Thomson, and a pair of Light Heavyweight contests between Gegard Mousasi and Mike Kyle as well as “King Mo” Lawal and Roger Gracie.