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Dana White: Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey officially signed to UFC
November 16, 2012 (20:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is officially UFC bound.
Following a week's worth of reports about a potential deal, UFC President Dana White today confirmed the signing.
White confirmed the UFC deal, which is the first for a female fighter, today while a guest on "The Jim Rome Show" ahead of Saturday's UFC 154 event.
Strikeforce's Jan. 12 card official for Oklahoma City with tickets on sale next week
November 10, 2012 (00:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Strikeforce's next show - also reportedly its final card -is official for Jan. 12, and tickets for the event go on sale next week.
"Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy," as first reported on Thursday by MMAjunkie.com, takes place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
The main card features three title fights, plus Strikeforce heavyweight tournament winner Daniel Cormier.
Ryan Couture vs. K.J. Noons booked for 'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy' on Jan. 12
November 10, 2012 (00:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
The competition continues to stiffen for lightweight Ryan Couture.
Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com that Couture is set to meet onetime welterweight title challenger K.J. Noons at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy."
The bout is likely to serve on the Showtime Extreme-televised preliminary card of the event, which takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Main-card fights, including three title bouts, air on Showtime.
Report: Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey becomes first female fighter in UFC history
November 09, 2012 (04:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
In an historic and groundbreaking moment for mixed martial arts history, Ronda Rousey will soon be a member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Rousey, the Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion, will become the first female fighter in UFC history, crossing a barrier that even a year ago seemed to be highly unlikely, if not nearly impossible.
The news comes from TMZ, though sources with the UFC and Strikeforce could not immediately confirm the report to MMAjunkie.com.
Strikeforce on Jan. 12: Melendez-Healy, Rockhold-Larkin, Marquardt-Saffiedine title fights
November 08, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Strikeforce's next event will feature three title fights and the return of its heavyweight grand prix winner.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with company officials the bouts include lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy, middleweight champion Luke Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin, and welterweight champion Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine.
Additionally, Daniel Cormier will fight fellow heavyweight Dion Staring at the Jan. 12 event.
Fabricio Werdum surprised by 'TUF: Brazil' slot after offer to save Strikeforce event
November 08, 2012 (20:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum today told MMAjunkie.com that he volunteered to fight Daniel Cormier at a Nov. 3 Strikeforce event, but the promotion's parent company never offered the matchup.
A subsequent opportunity to coach "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2" opposite Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira came as a surprise.
"I didn't think I was as known in Brazil as Nogueira and (Mauricio) 'Shogun' (Rua) and Lyoto (Machida), so I really didn't believe that it was going to happen," Werdum said.
Former Strikeforce fighter Eddie Mendez signs with UFC
November 08, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
The UFC's middleweight division has a new addition.
Eddie Mendez, a California-based fighter and onetime Strikeforce competitor, has signed with the world's biggest MMA promotion.
Mendez and his management team at Iridium Sports today announced the signing via Twitter, though terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
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