Archive: Strikeforce

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. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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....

Dec 23, 2012 5:07 pm

VIDEO | Metamoris Highlights Feat. Eddie Bravo, Renato Laranja, and BJJ Legends

Metamoris was one of the biggest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events in the world. Roger Gracie vs. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Andre Galvao vs. Ryron Gracie, Kron Gracie vs. Otavio Sousa, Dean Lister vs. Xande Ribeiro, Kayron Gracie vs. Rafael Lovato Jr., and Jeff Glover vs. Caio Terra were the main attractions of this event. In attendance...

Dec 22, 2012 5:38 pm

VIDEO | Eddie Bravo Radio: EPISODE 1

The debut episode for an all new podcast featuring 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder/Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, Eddie Bravo. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Dec 21, 2012 11:23 am

Ten Christmas Presents the UFC Needs to Give Fans in 2013

There are so many potential match-ups for UFC fans now that Strikeforce is closing its doors. Young guns rising and some of the sport’s most storied athletes still remain on the roster. takes a look at ten essential fights that need to take place in 2013. 10. Gilbert Melendez vs. Frankie Edgar Gilbert Melendez...

Dec 20, 2012 12:03 pm

Report: Jorge Masvidal Injured, Bout With Healy In Jeopardy | UFC NEWS

Poor Pat Healy just can’t catch a break. After having his title shot pulled from him twice against Gilbert Melendez, the top lightweight fighter was put into a scheduled bout against former title challenger Jorge Masvidal. Now, in a report from it appears as if Masvidal too may be forced to withdrawal from the...

Dec 20, 2012 10:30 am

Exclusive: Mike Kyle “I can’t believe I’m the Underdog against Mousasi”

  Often in combat sports the media and fans tend to hype one individual fighter up enormously to the point where the opponent is almost completely overlooked. In a sport as unpredictable as MMA where any competitor can stop another on any given night, it’s puzzling how so many people can have such a one-sided approach when...

Dec 17, 2012 12:41 pm Presents: 2012 Women’s MMA Awards Categories

2012 has been a significant year for the female side of mixed martial arts. We saw Olympic bronze medalist Ronda Rousey rapidly rise to super-stardom and become the very first UFC women’s champion. However, as talented and amazing as Rousey is, she shouldn’t be the only female fighter praised this year. Shannon Knapp and Janet...

Dec 14, 2012 11:13 am

Gilbert Melendez Wants A Unification Bout With Benson Henderson | UFC NEWS

“I want to fight Benson Henderson. I think a champion versus champion fight makes absolute sense right now. I think we already know how things are going to work out between Benson Henderson and a lot of other lightweight fighters in the UFC, but I’m that mystery fighter. No one really knows how I’m going...

Dec 13, 2012 11:46 am

Mir Blames Injury On Shoe Type, Willing To Make Good On Cormier Fight | UFC NEWS

“You know, through training really difficult for the fight, couple maneuvers we were doing, plyometrics and what not, I guess I stepped wrong, kinda had the wrong shoes on I think, that day. I wasn’t going to skip training and ended up slicing my meniscus on my other leg, that was the good knee, so...

Dec 12, 2012 11:07 am

Mousasi: I don’t believe I ever trained for a fight | MMA NEWS

“I was overstrained, not motivated, not training well. I think that had something to do with it. This year-layoff got me hungry again and I’m training really good now. I think, it was good (the layoff), I’m making it a positive thing. I was just fighting. I won the belt in DREAM, I won the...

Dec 12, 2012 10:43 am

Exclusive: Liz Carmouche Talks UFC 157 Bout Against Ronda Rousey

  On February 23rd in Anaheim, CA history will be made as two women will fight inside the famed Octagon for the first time in the organizations history. Ronda Rousey the first ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion will defend her title against former Strikeforce/Invicta FC fighter Liz Carmouche. Regardless of the outcome, fifty years from...