1217 Search Results for strikeforce

Jul 5, 2017 11:24 am

Bellator improves light heavyweight roster with former Strikeforce champ, UFC vet “Feijao”

Bellator MMA has picked up yet another high profile free agent in former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and five-time UFC veteran Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. This signing was first reported by BloodyElbow.com. Cavalcante earned his contract with Bellator MMA by knocking out Dan Konecke at World Fight Tour – Road to Bellator, a feeder league for the ever...

Dec 24, 2015 10:48 am

WATCH! #TBT Dana White disses Strikeforce, but look at their fighters now

Check out this video from the past for this #TBT. Ariel Helwani interviews UFC President Dana White and the conversation topic gets on the past Strikeforce promotion. White plays down some of the Strikeforce fights and fighters at the time but obviously loved them buying the promotion and roster of fighters back in 2011. Both...

Dec 17, 2015 10:10 am

TBT Photos | Cormier and Rockhold reminisce on days as Strikeforce champs

Luke Rockhold and Daniel Cormier have both come a long way since their days as Strikeforce champions. Cormier claimed the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship earlier this year after Jon Jones was stripped of the title. Rockhold on the other hand just captured the UFC middleweight championship from Chris Weidman this past weekend at UFC...

Sep 20, 2015 1:55 pm

‘Strikeforce fighters never got the credit they deserved’

Luke Rockhold’s path to the octagon was anything but easy and short. The California native started his professional mixed martial arts career in 2007 when he fought for the regional “Melee on the Mountain” promotion before graduating to Strikeforce in just two fights. He made his debut on the “Strikeforce: Young Guns II” card which...

Jun 14, 2015 11:58 am

Werdum: ‘Win Over Velasquez Tops Beating Fedor in Strikeforce’

After his dominant victory last night over Cain Velasquez at “UFC 188”, the argument could be made that Fabricio Werdum is the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history. Velasquez, without a doubt, has been the most dominant heavyweight in the octagon since Randy Couture. His performances over Junior dos Santos and Antonio Silva were...

Oct 10, 2014 5:05 am

Bellator & Strikeforce Reps Share stories of “Mayhem” when dealing with Miller

In the wake of Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller’s latest arrest, two men, who have a history with the controversial fighter, took to twitter with stories of “Mayhem” when dealing with Miller. Check it: Bellator kicked the tires at Mayhem at one point. Rampage asked Bjorn to consider it and Bjorn looked into it as a favor...

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

Apr 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Gina Carano’s Strikeforce contract expires in June, UFC still interested

UFC President Dana White met with former Strikeforce title challenger Gina Carano last week to discuss her potential return to mixed martial arts. The meeting did not produce a future bout or a new contract, but the Zuffa fight boss told reporters at the ‘TUF Nations Finale’ that “Conviction” could still be octagon bound: “She wants to...

Mar 13, 2014 6:21 am

Throwback Thursday: The Strikeforce Brawl (Video Replay)

Most MMA fans remember this very crucial point in MMA History. The Strikeforce Brawl. Strikeforce was a national promotion on the verge of a break out moment. Having reached the largest television audience in MMA History, Strikeforce and CBS had a budding relationship… Until this happened. Many credit the Strikeforce brawl for the eventual demise...

Mar 13, 2013 9:00 am

Tarec Saffiedine Seeks to Unify Strikeforce and UFC Welterweight Belts | UFC News

  The last welterweight champion in Strikeforce history, Tarec Saffiedine seeks to unify the welterweight belts according to an interview with The Underground. Besides giving predictions for UFC 158 and talking potential first bouts int eh UFC, Saffiedine claims that unifying the belts is his goal in the UFC: “Its definitely my goal, but I...

Jan 16, 2013 6:40 am

Ratings Report | Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Bomb | MMA NEWS

This past weekend’s Strikeforce event put a stamp on the demise of what was once considered America’s number two MMA promotion. Aired on a Showtime Free Preview Weekend, the event still managed to draw one of the smallest television audiences in history with just 310,000 views and a 0.82 household rating. By comparison the promotions...

Jan 15, 2013 5:20 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

The state of Oklahoma doesn’t play around when it comes to medically suspending combat sports athletes. We are so used to seeing a laundry list of fighters being put on the shelf for precautionary reasons that it is a breath of fresh air to list off just five-men. The final Strikeforce card last Saturday night...

Jan 15, 2013 5:15 am

Salary Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

It’s over, the Strikeforce promotion was bought, plundered and forced to shut down after a ZUFFA owned company purchased the fight promotion nearly two-years ago. The promotions last stand was put up on Showtime last Saturday and the guys who partook in the evenings festivities took home a pretty decent salary. Josh Barnett topped the...

Jan 14, 2013 5:00 am

VIDEO | Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine video highlights | MMA NEWS

SHOWTIME Sports presents the recap of the January 12 Strikeforce event featuring headliners Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine. Watch highlights of Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, plus Jacare Souza vs. Ed Herman, Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle, Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino, and Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring.

Jan 11, 2013 3:15 pm

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Weigh-In Results | MMA NEWS

MAIN CARD: (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Nate Marquardt (170) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (170) Daniel Cormier (230) vs. Dion Staring (240) Josh Barnett (249) vs. Nandor Guelmino (229) Mike Kyle (205) vs. Gegard Mousasi (205.5) Ed Herman (193) vs. Ronaldo Souza (193.25) – 194-pound catchweight PRELIMINARY CARD: (Showtime Extreme, 8 p.m. ET) Pat Healy (156)...

Jan 2, 2013 4:52 pm

Pat Healy Gets New Opponent for Final Strikeforce Card | MMA News

  Strikeforce has had its share of obstacles in 2012 as it was forced to cancel several events due to injury. For its final show, Strikeforce has put together a stacked card to finish off what was the UFC’s main ‘competition’ among the world of MMA promoting. One of the fights rounding out the preliminary...

Dec 21, 2012 6:47 am

Ed Herman replaces Lorenz Larkin, fights ‘Jacare’ Souza at final Strikeforce show | MMA News

Strikeforce officials announced yesterday that current UFC middleweight Ed Herman (20-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will be heading to Strikeforce for the promotions final event to face former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (16-3 MMA, 6-1 SF) on the evening main-card. Souza’s original opponent, Lorenz Larkin, was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering a...

Nov 29, 2012 6:18 pm

Kennedy vs. Smith added to January’s “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

Another middleweight bout has been added to the “Strikeforce: Champions” event as it was announced that Tim Kennedy (14-4 MMA, 5-2 SF) will throw down with Trevor Smith (10-2 MMA, 2-1 SF) on January 12 in Oklahoma City. It was back in July that Kennedy dropped a unanimous decision to middleweight champ Luke Rockhold in...

Nov 29, 2012 5:15 pm

Lorenz Larkin vs. “Jacare” Souza added to “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

The “Strikeforce: Champions” event scheduled for January 12 in Oklahoma City continued to grow today as it was announced that middleweight fighters Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (16-3 MMA, 6-1 SF) are set to face off in the cage. Larkin was set to face Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at the...