1810 Search Results for strikeforce

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...

Nov 29, 2012 1:04 pm

Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino booked for “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

Former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett (31-6 MMA, 2-1 SF) will make his last appearance under the Strikeforce banner when he takes on Austrian heavyweight fighter Nandor Guelmino (11-3 MMA) on January 12 in Oklahoma City. The ex-UFC champ, Barnett, makes his return on the heels of a unanimous decision loss to Daniel Cormier in the...

Nov 27, 2012 9:49 am

With Melendez out, Masvidal vs Healy now targeted for “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

With Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez out with an injury, #1 contender Pat Healy (28-16 MMA, 6-1 SF) will now face Jorge Masvidal (23-7 MMA, 5-1 SF) at the “Strikeforce: Champions” event set for January 12, 2013.  Healy, who earned his title shot with a unanimous-decision win over Mizuto Hirota at July’s “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy” event,...

Nov 22, 2012 11:46 am

Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi targeted for January’s Strikeforce Event | MMA News

A light heavyweight bout between Mike Kyle (19-8-1 MMA, 2-3-1 SF) and former champion Gegard Mousasi (32-3-2 MMA, 3-1-1 SF) is being targeted for January’s “Strikeforce: Champions” event. The two fighters have been slated to do battle on three prior occasions, but none of those proposed fights came to fruition, as a result of injuries. Kyle fights for the first time...

Nov 21, 2012 10:06 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Josh Thomson on Transitioning to the UFC, Strikeforce, AKA, Women…

With all of the talk about Strikeforce closing its doors circulating – there is a collective mixture of emotions. Guys like Luke Rockhold, Gilbert Melendez, Frank Shamrock, and Josh Thomson have helped build the organization, and they are now facing the first time they would step out of the organization in quite a while –...

Nov 17, 2012 9:44 am

Report: Strikeforce Champ Melendez Backs Out Of Second Straight Healy Booking | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez, has reportedly fallen off the final Strikeforce event with the same nagging shoulder injury that forced him out of his last bout. Melendez was originally scheduled to defend his title against Strikeforce number one contender Pat Healy in September; however, news of an injury and subsequent withdrawal from the bout...

Nov 9, 2012 4:21 pm

Couture Books Noons On Farewell Strikeforce Card | MMA News

Ryan Couture is set to face off with one time welterweight title challenger K.J. Noons at “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.”   Couture, the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, earned his most recent “W” outpointing Joe Duarte at “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy.” Before that, he earned another “W” decision over vet Conor Heun at...

Nov 9, 2012 9:05 am

Strikeforce Offers Stacked January Card As Final Event Before Closing Doors | MMA NEWS

STRIKEFORCE heads to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 12 with three championship fights, plus the return of Oklahoma State University star Daniel Cormier, all televised live on SHOWTIME. With a collection of some of the best fighters in the world today, STRIKEFORCE has put together a memorable and historic...

Nov 8, 2012 2:29 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Luke Rockhold on GSP, Movies, Anderson, UFC, and Strikeforce

Luke Rockhold has come in to his own. He is one of the best technical strikers out there and incredibly nimble for his size. At 6’3″ tall with an arm span of 77 inches, Rockhold drops down to fight at 185 pounds making him easily one of the biggest middleweights fighting today. Rockhold has made...

Nov 8, 2012 1:17 pm

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...

Nov 8, 2012 1:01 pm

Luke Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin set for January 12 Strikeforce event | Strikeforce News

Luke Rockhold and Lorenz Larkin have a new date, this after their title fight was postponed due to injury, and then a card cancellation. The current Strikeforce middleweight champion Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF),  and number 1 contender Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) are being targeted for an unannounced Strikeforce card set for January 12, 2013. Rockhold is...

Oct 26, 2012 8:54 am

Randy Couture Predicts That Strikeforce Will Fold Just Like The WEC | MMA NEWS

“Yeah, there are some questions there. I know the Showtime relationship with Zuffa has been rocky. I know they hoped to renew that relationship and build that relationship, but they weren’t able to pull that off. I think you’re gonna see the Strikeforce guys absorbed and plucked like they did the WEC. So, then the...

Oct 13, 2012 10:33 am

An Upset Cormier Wishes Someone At Strikeforce Would Have Told Him | MMA NEWS

Yesterday the world of MMA took yet another blow. Strikeforce officials took to the media circuit yesterday to announce it would be cancelling its second straight show scheduled to air on Showtime. After losing the Melendez vs. Healy card, Strikeforce was unable to secure an opponent on Nov. 3 for Strikeforce HW Grand Prix champion,...

Oct 13, 2012 10:31 am

Strikeforce Cancels Second Consecutive Show On Showtime | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce announced yesterday it is planning its next card set to air live on Showtime in January 2013. Further information on the fight card and location will be announced shortly. Strikeforce also announced the cancellation of its Nov. 3 event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., due to injuries sustained by main...

Oct 9, 2012 3:32 pm

Former Strikeforce Champ Feijao Denied Suspension appeal By CSAC | MMA NEWS

  California State Athletic Commissionvoted unanimously to deny the appeal of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante.   A series of testimonies, rebuttals, questions and answers along with Cavalcante’s denial of ever taking steroids.  Manager Ed Soares, lawyer and Cavalante himself argued this particular case stemmed from a mishandling of the sample taken from...

Oct 9, 2012 12:09 pm

McMann Latest Strikeforce Fighter To Be Sidelined With Injury | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce’s November 3 Oklahoma even has 3 of it’s major fight bouts cancelled due to injuries.  First it was the main event Mir vs. Cormier, then it was Rockhold vs. Larkin, and a day after it’s McMann vs. Carmouche.  Sara McMann entered Strikeforce as a plausible challenge for the reigning bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.  MMAweekly...

Oct 9, 2012 8:15 am

VIDEO | Inside MMA Hints At Strikeforce Closure | MMA NEWS

Yesterday BJPENN.COM was first to run a story that the Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts promotion was close to shutting their doors. AXS TV’s Inside MMA went on the air last night and reported much of the same during their live broadcast. “‘Inside MMA’ has heard from multiple sources that the relationship between Strikeforce and Showtime...

Oct 8, 2012 3:10 pm

Rumor: Strikeforce MMA promotion shutting doors | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor Sources close to BJPENN.com informed us just moments ago that Strikeforce operations are set to cease and that the promotion is going out of business. The rumor comes shortly after news broke that Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) was forced to pull out of his title fight with...

Oct 5, 2012 10:19 am

Frank Shamrock Says Sale of Strikeforce was a Factor in His Struggle with Alcoholism | MMA NEWS

MMA pioneer Frank Shamrock recently appeared on MMA Fighting’s “The MMA Hour” where he detailed his struggles with alcoholism, saying that the sale of Strikeforce to Zuffa in 2011, combined with his genetics, left him “golfing and drinking all day.” Shamrock was promoting his new autobiography, “Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter.” “I...