Archive: Strikeforce

Jan 17, 2013 10:12 am

Josh Barnett’s profile has been added to UFC.com | UFC News

A sign of things to come? Or a tease from the world’s top mixed martial arts promotion? Either way, former Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett (31-6 MMA, 3-1 SF) is now listed as a fighter on UFC.com. “The Warmaster” is still considered to be one of the top ten heavyweights in the world. He holds notable wins...

Jan 17, 2013 8:12 am

Jon Jones tells Cormier to quit talking and make the drop | UFC News

Last weekend, after defeating Dion Staring at Strikeforce’s final event, Daniel Cormier called out UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones during his post-fight interview. Jones, who has voiced his respect for “DC’s” abilities, says he wants Cormier to quit talking about a drop to the 205-pound division and be like Nike and “Just do...

Jan 16, 2013 8:00 am

UFC Names 20 Stikeforce Fighters Who Are Headed To The Octagon | UFC NEWS

20 Strikeforce fighters have been named as newly signed UFC fighters. The news comes way of last nights UFC on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”. While many names on the Strikeforce roster are not present on the announcement, such as the likes of Josh Barnett amongst others, the current list of imports is an impressive starting...

Jan 16, 2013 6:05 am

Pat Healy’s Opponent, Kurt Holobaugh Gets UFC Contract Even In Defeat | UFC NEWS

If last weekend’s Strikeforce event was indeed a try out for the UFC, Pat Healy’s opponent, Kurt Holobaugh passed with flying colors. The featherweight competitor took the fight against Healy on just two-weeks notice in a division contested above his natural fighting weight and remained competitive for the majority of the match. His manager took...

Jan 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Bendo/Gil; Mir/Cormier Official For UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

  After the final Strikeforce card, questions arose on who the last champions of Strikeforce would face in their Octagon debut. Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier, now have their first official fights in the UFC finalized. For Melendez, an immediate title shot with Benson Henderson is slated for the...

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 11, 2013 11:06 am

Gilbert Melendez Happy To Say He “Fights UFC Now” | UFC NEWS

“A lot of mixed emotions with Strikeforce going down. I fought in the very first MMA Strikeforce card, I hold a lot of records there, I’m the champ there and I really appreciate what Scott Coker’s done. But, you know, also a new chapter in my life and it looks like my next fight will...

Jan 11, 2013 10:48 am

Win or Lose, Jacare Souza Guaranteed UFC Shift | UFC NEWS

Last week we reported here on BJPENN.COM that, former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza had signed a five-fight deal with FORZA LLC, which is basically a subsidiary of the UFC and it’s partners. Now his X-Gym coach, Josuel Distak, tells sherdog.com that the grappling sensation is guaranteed a UFC bid regardless of the outcome...

Jan 11, 2013 10:32 am

VIDEO | Dion Staring Discusses Daniel Cormier Bout | MMA NEWS

Tomorrow night Dion Staring comes into his Strikeforce debut against Daniel Cormier in a fight that has him pegged as a historically lopsided underdog. In this interview we get his take on the fight and what the opportunity means to him.

Jan 10, 2013 11:25 am

Mousasi: I think people underestimate me | MMA NEWS

“I see a lot of fighters getting knocked out, but they still, they praise them a lot more than me. I haven’t been beaten badly in any fight. I just lost one fight in, I don’t know how many fights. I think people underestimate me. And I feel like now, with the good training I...

Jan 10, 2013 11:16 am

As a 20-1 Favorite Cormier Unhappy With Disrespectful Odds | MMA NEWS

“It’s very unfair. It’s unfair to him and it’s disrespectful to Dion because of all that he’s done in his career. And it’s a little, it’s kind of unfair, there’s a lot of pressure that comes with that. Because I can go on not even thinking about it, but at some point someone’s going to...

Jan 8, 2013 1:28 pm

Sean Pierson vs. Rick Story set for UFC 158 in Montreal | UFC News

UFC 158 now has a total of 6 slated welterweight bouts on the card, as it was announced today that Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will now meet Rick Story (14-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) March 16th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. UFC 158 will mark the fourth time that Pierson has fought in front of his home...

Jan 8, 2013 5:54 am

Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg set for UFC 156 | UFC News

UFC officials recently announced that a lightweight bout between Strikeforce import Isaac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and the “Thugjitsu Master” Yves Edwards (42-18-1 UFC, 10-6 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 in Las Vegas. Flagg enters the UFC on the heels of back-to-back split-decision wins over the Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante and Brian Melancon under the Strikeforce...