Tickets for Strikeforce “Diaz vs. Cyborg” are set to go on sale early next week.

Strikeforce “Diaz vs. Cyborg” is scheduled to take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on Saturday, Jan. 29, and will air live on Showtime at 10PM ET/PT (tape delayed on the West Coast).

When the Mayhem Miller vs. Tim Kennedy fight seemingly fell through yesterday, I pondered if that meant Strikeforce was finally making progress on the elusive Mayhem Miller vs. Nick Diaz grudge match. No such luck. Strikeforce has officially announced Nick Diaz’s next fight and it won’t be against Mayhem. It won’t be against Paul Daley either. Instead, Diaz will defend his welterweight title against Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos.

A middleweight title fight between Strikeforce middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Robbie Lawler will co-headline. Other announced fights for the card include Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson and Trevor Prangley vs. Roger Gracie.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, Dec. 27 at 10AM PT. They can be purchased at the HP Pavilion ticket office, online at Ticketmaster.com and Strikeforce.com, and Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000.

The latest Strikeforce “Diaz vs. Cyborg” fight card and event info can be found in our fight cards section.

Image via Esther Lin for Strikeforce/Showtime