Archive: Strikeforce

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 12, 2013 10:01 pm

Results | Strikeforce: Marquardt Vs. Saffiedine/AKA Strikeforce’s last stand | MMA NEWS

Tonight Strikeforce opens and closes the cage for its final time; the organization that started promoting MMA in 2006 has developed, and in some cases resurrected the careers of many MMA fighters. Strikeforce has launched many fighters into contender and in some cases championship status, the likes of Daniel Cormier, Cung Le, Gilbert Melendez, Bigfoot...

Jan 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Final Strikeforce Card Predictable, Yet Still Heavily Important | MMA NEWS

This weekend will mark the final showing of the Strikeforce promotion. Although it is a bit of a sad day for the MMA community the final card looks extremely meager and one-sided, to say the least. The promotions original “Champions” card, which fell through even before it was completely formed, has turned in to the...

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 9, 2013 4:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Hopeful Soa “The Hulk” Palelei Interview

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei is one of the top unsigned prospects in MMA today. He has beaten some upper echelon fighters in Christian Wellisch, Bob Sapp, and Sean McCorkle. Soa fought and lost to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79 and was released shortly after. That was back in December of 2007 so the question is...

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...

Jan 7, 2013 5:39 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier: I’m A Fighter | MMA NEWS

Watch a profile of Strikeforce fighter Daniel Cormier, the Olympian who fought his way to the top of mixed martial arts. Don’t miss Cormier vs. Dion Staring on Sat. Jan 12th at 10PM ET/PT as a part of the SHOWTIME Free Preview Weekend.

Jan 3, 2013 9:35 am

Tyron Woodley replaces Erick Silva, meets Jay Hieron at UFC 156 | UFC News

UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce welterweight title contender Tyron Woodley (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his octagon debut at UFC 156, when he faces Jay Hieron (23-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC). Woodley got the call and agreed to step in to replace an injured Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) on the Febraury card. A timetable for Silva’s...

Jan 2, 2013 4:52 pm

Pat Healy Gets New Opponent for Final Strikeforce Card | MMA News

  Strikeforce has had its share of obstacles in 2012 as it was forced to cancel several events due to injury. For its final show, Strikeforce has put together a stacked card to finish off what was the UFC’s main ‘competition’ among the world of MMA promoting. One of the fights rounding out the preliminary...

Dec 28, 2012 1:56 pm

Once “Pumped” Dana White Now Happy Strikeforce is Closing its Doors

By Ryan Busuttil During his UFC 155 pre-fight press conference media scrum, UFC President Dana White reflected on the end of Strikeforce, which holds its final event in a couple of weeks. White took MMA media sites to task for reporting that UFC parent company Zuffa purchased Strikeforce to “bury it”. White explained “Any of...

Dec 27, 2012 10:43 am

Strikeforce’s Conor Heun Forced to Raise 40k After ZUFFA Insurance Claim Denied For Injuries In Fight | MMA News

Conor Huen has fought for Strikeforce, EliteXC, the International Fight League and has also been featured on the MTVprogram Bully Beatdown.  Heun faced Ryan Couture at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey on March 3, 2012.  He lost the fight via TKO in the third round and has suffered injuries.  This forces him to raise 40k for the final procedure in which ZUFFA insurance notified him the denial of the claim....