Monday, 14 December 2009

Strikeforce add DREAM’s Tarec Saffiedine

Belgian welterweight Tarec Saffiedine has become the latest DREAM fighter to ink a multi-fight deal with American partner Strikeforce.

The 23-year-old follows Marius Žaromskis, Melvin Manhoef and Gegard Mousasi in signing up with the California-based organisation

Saffiedine registered on Strikeforce’s radar after overcoming 10-year Japanese veteran Seichi Ikemoto in his DREAM debut in July.

The submission specialist, who fights out of Team Quest in Murrieta, California, joins a 170-pound division which houses DREAM champion Zaromskis, Muay Thai artist Duane “Bang” Ludwig and former IFL champion Jay Hieron.

“I’ve signed with Strikeforce but I don’t have anything coming up at the moment,” the Belgian told MMA Exclusive.

Saffiedine also refuted rumours that he’s due to meet American Jason High on the DREAM portion of FEG’s annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza, K-1 Dynamite.

“I didn’t hear anything about fighting Jason High, you are the first to talk to me about that. I am still training everyday and waiting for anything Dream or Strikeforce offers me.”

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