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Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine booked for January 12 Strikeforce event | Strikeforce News

Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nate Marquardt will put his 170-pound strap on the line against number one contender Tarec Saffiedine at the upcoming Strikeforce event scheduled for January 12, 2013.

Nate Marquardt (32-10-2 MMA) won the Strikeforce welterweight belt in his promotional debut when he knocked out Tyron Woodley in July. The Woodley bout served as Marquardt’s return fight, this after taking a year off from competition following his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) gaffe with the UFC.

Tarec Saffiedine (13-3 MMA) comes into the title fight riding a three-fight win streak. Since losing a decision to “T-Wood” in early 2011, Saffiedine has reeled off victories over Scott Smith, Tyler Stinson and most recently Roger Bowling in August.

The January event will mark Strikeforce’s first card since August 2012, as executives were forced to cancel back-to-back shows in September and November due to fighter injuries.

Stay tuned to bjpenn.com for further updates.

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One Comment to Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine booked for January 12 Strikeforce event | Strikeforce News

  1. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Nate “THE CHEAT” Marquardt is the biggest cheater/roider in MMA and has more failed tests than Josh barnett. How he weaseled his way back in zuffa after waht he did I will never understand except its obvious zuffa/Dana has no desire to rid MMA of worst cheaters. Marquart-Carwin all those guys over at Grudge are are JUICING

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