Archive: strikeforce news

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 19, 2012 8:52 am

Miesha Tate Calls GSP’s WMMA View Ignorant | UFC NEWS

I think the problem with GSP’s view about WMMA is that he doesn’t have one. If he hasn’t ever watched us women fight then he can’t say how he really feels about it because he’s ignorant. Being old fashioned is fine, but us “modern day” girls aren’t asking for your protection, we are asking for...

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 10, 2012 7:47 am

Cris Cyborg Waiting On Her Call To Follow Rousey And Tate To Join The UFC Ranks

With all the talk of Ronda Rousey jumping ship to the UFC to become the first ever female signed athlete under the largest MMA promotion in the world, many are wondering who will be her first opponent and which female athletes the UFC will pick up while building their new female brand. In a recent...

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 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 31, 2012 7:00 am

Cormier Believes Jon Jones Is A Tougher Fight Than JDS | MMA NEWS

“If [teammate Cain Velasquez] is not the champion, why not stay at heavyweight? I’m 10-0 at heavyweight. I’m undefeated. I haven’t lost. If Cain’s not the champion, why wouldn’t I stay up and fight? … Jon Jones is a tougher fight. I think Jon Jones is a tougher fight because of his ability to wrestle....

Oct 29, 2012 8:54 am

Gilbert Melendez Still Wants Healy Once Recovered From Injury | MMA NEWS

“I’ve been with Gilbert this week. He received the result of the MRI and hopefully will not need surgery. He will probably go through a lot of physical therapy, which he has been doing. I do not know when he comes back, but he will as soon as possible and he would like to face...

Oct 25, 2012 9:34 am

DREAM IS BACK: Promotion Resurging For NYE Event | MMA NEWS

Japan’s DREAM promotion, once thought to be on the shelf for good, is returning for their annual New Year’s Eve bash on December 31. DREAM officials made the announcement late yesterday that “DREAM: Special NYE 2012” is on the books for the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. DREAM’s former owner FEG went bankrupt earlier...

Oct 25, 2012 8:46 am

Cyborg: Ronda Rousey Used My Name To Get Famous | MMA NEWS

“Ronda gained fame using me as a stepping stone and turned the good girl of the story. I could not accept this, I was wrong, and I paid a high price, but I have learned so much. I have God in my heart and 200 million supporters (Brazil population), that will help me to give...

Oct 24, 2012 9:00 am

Dana White Confident Ronda Rousey Is UFC Bound | MMA NEWS

UFC President Dana White has certainly changed his tune in regards to Women’s Mixed Martial Arts (WMMA). At one point in time, not so far in our past, the UFC boss was completely against brining in a female division to the UFC. However, one superstar full of marketing potential in the form of Strikeforce bantamweight...

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...