Reasoning for the removal is an undisclosed injury Kyle received presumably while training for the bout.
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey takes place Saturday, March 3rd from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Along with the main card that airs on Showtime, the preliminary card will feature the return of Ryan Couture, as well as hard hitting MMA veteran, Scott Smith. The full card is as follows:
This is the second time Kyle has been forced to withdraw from a matchup with former Strikeforce champ, Gegard Mousasi.
No word on whether or not Mousasi will keep his place on the card, or be shifted to a future event.
MAIN CARD: (Showtime)
Champ Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey (for female bantamweight title)
Gegard Mousasi vs. TBA
K.J. Noons vs. Josh Thomson
Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Derek Brunson
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Showtime Extreme)
Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman
Caros Fodor vs. Pat Healy
Lumumba Sayers vs. Scott Smith
Conor Heun vs. Ryan Couture