On Wednesday, Strikeforce executive
Afromowitz said the bout's placement on the main card had yet to be determined. It is scheduled for three, three-minute rounds at a weight limit of 145 pounds.
Last month, Strikeforce acquired Santos' contract in a buyout of troubled ProElite assets. She was widely expected to take on women's MMA star
Carano is reportedly still in negotiations with Strikeforce, though CEO
Santos withdrew from a scheduled appearance against
The 23-year-old native of Curitiba has won all but one of her seven professional appearances, most by TKO.
Akano, 34, is a BodogFight veteran with a professional record of 14-5. She currently trains with standout