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Luke Rockhold-Lorenz Larkin middleweight title fight targeted for Jan. 12 Strikeforce event
November 08, 2012 (04:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A month after their title fight was shut down due to injury, and then card cancellation, it appears Luke Rockhold and Lorenz Larkin have a new dance date. Rockhold, the Strikeforce middleweight champion, and Larkin are being targeted for an as yet unannounced Strikeforce card on Jan. 12. Sources close to the promotion on Wednesday told that the fight booking is in the process of being finalized. Rockhold and Larkin were scheduled to meet at Strikeforce's canceled Nov. 3 show in Oklahoma City. More...
[VIDEO] Jorge Masvidal Plans to Fight in DREAM if Next Strikeforce Card Falls Out
November 08, 2012 (02:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Masvidal is hungry for a fight... More...
Video: Strikeforce's Jorge Masvidal eyes Japan if he's unable to fight for Strikeforce
November 07, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Standing in a queue of fighters hoping to work on a possible Jan. 12 Strikeforce card, Jorge Masvidal has a contingency plan if the promotion can't find space or the event is canceled. He plans to take an offer from the recently revived Japanese promotion DREAM to fight Hayato Sakurai or Satoru Kitaoka at "DREAM.18: Special NYE 2012." "I'd much rather fight here in America because I'd get more money ... but if I have to, (I'll fight on) Dec. 31," Masvidal told Radio. "I'll be kicking ass in Japan." More...
Following 'TUF 17' snub, Derek Brunson hoping for January Strikeforce appearance
October 31, 2012 (00:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Derek Brunson is a Strikeforce fighter, as he was before. On Monday, a secured spot on "The Ultimate Fighter 17" was nixed when Zuffa was unable to get approval from Strikeforce broadcast partner Showtime to release the fighter, Brunson's manager today told Officials from Strikeforce parent company Zuffa now hope to place the middleweight on a card planned for January, though he has yet to receive an official booking. More...
Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez won't need surgery, January return not set
October 26, 2012 (13:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez won't need surgery to repair a bad tear to his AC joint, though a timetable for his return is unknown. Melendez's manager and father, Gilbert Melendez Sr., expressed optimism that his son will be able to compete on a Strikeforce card planned for mid-January, though it depends on how quickly the fighter's recovery progresses. "There's no definite yes," Melendez today told "It all depends if his body is healing on time as we anticipate." More...
Dana White: Ronda Rousey could be UFC's first female (when Strikeforce deal done)
October 24, 2012 (14:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
UFC President Dana White continues to say what he's been saying for months: Yes, women will someday fight in the UFC. White's latest confirmation came in an interview with in which the executive lauded Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and identified her as the UFC's potential first female fighter. However, barring the demise of Strikeforce, Rousey still owes her current fight promotion three fights. More...
The 411 MMA Top 10 10.22.12: Top 10 Strikeforce Fighters
October 22, 2012 (15:00) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
From Nick Diaz, Frank Shamrock and Gilbert Melendez to Ronda Rousey, Cyborg Santos and more, 411's Alex Rella counts down the top 10 MMA fighters to have competed in Strikeforce! More...
[PODCAST] 411 Ground and Pound Radio: Sonnen vs. Jones, Strikeforces Decline, PEDs in MMA, More
October 22, 2012 (08:00) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
411's Ground and Pound Radio returns with thoughts on Chael Sonnen's shot at Jon Jones, PEDs in MMA, the decline of both Strikeforce and the Ultimate Fighter, UFC 155 and more! More...
Strikeforce's Miesha Tate contemplated retirement after Rousey loss, plans year off
October 18, 2012 (19:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Miesha Tate made the trek to Brazil this past week to rediscover her passion for fighting, get back to basics, and hit the reset button. It's been 229 days since Ronda Rousey walked the walk inside Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio, following weeks of talking the talk. Then-champ Tate succumbed to the same fate as the former Olympic bronze-medal-winning judoka's previous seven adversaries: defeat via first round armbar. More...
Strikeforce's Jordan Mein meets Forrest Petz in Score Fighting Series 7 main event
October 18, 2012 (18:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Rising welterweight contender Jordan Mein is on loan from Strikeforce and will meet UFC veteran Forrest Petz in the headliner of November's Score Fighting Series event. Score Fighting Series 7 takes place at Hamilton Place Theatre in Ontario, Canada. The main card, including the Mein vs. Petz headliner, airs on AXS TV. More...
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 10.17.12: Silva, Strikeforce, More
October 17, 2012 (07:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Can anyone beat Anderson Silva? After what Glover Teixeira did to Fabio Maldonado, do we blame Shogun and Rashad for not fighting him? Have the rumors surrounding Strikeforce made it hard to get excited for future shows? 411's Dustin James and Steve Cook debate these topics and more in this week's 411 Fact or Fiction: MMA! More...
Daniel Cormier hopes Frank Mir fight is rescheduled for January Strikeforce show
October 16, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
As it stands now, heavyweight grand prix winner Daniel Cormier isn't a lock for Strikeforce's January card. Cormier was scheduled to headline a since-canceled Nov. 3 Strikeforce event against UFC import Frank Mir, and officials said the next event is now slated for January. Cormier hopes the Mir bout, which will be his final one in Strikeforce before an anticipated move to the UFC, still happens, though. More...
Tim Kennedy Believes Zuffa Will Pay Out on Canceled Strikeforce Fights
October 16, 2012 (05:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
He says Zuffa will "do right by us"... More...
Kennedy anticipates January fight, possible compensation for canceled Strikeforce event
October 16, 2012 (01:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Tim Kennedy admittedly was angry when suspicions that the Nov. 3 card he was scheduled for were confirmed online - before he knew it. But after a receiving a phone call from a Strikeforce executive, the middleweight feels confident the promotion will take care of him and other displaced fighters. "It seems like Zuffa is doing right by us, so I'm grateful for the way they handled it once they had no other choice," Kennedy told More...
Strikeforces November 3rd Event Cancelled
October 13, 2012 (01:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Shocking More...
Strikeforce Cancels Nov. 3 Event Due to Injuries, Plans January 2013 Return on Showtime
October 12, 2012 (19:30) [ Indexed from ]
Strikeforce has canceled its planned Nov. 3 show in Oklahoma City after a string of injuries crippled the card. More...
Strikeforce Cancelation Reaction: Jordan Breen Chat
October 12, 2012 (19:00) [ Indexed from ] Administrative Editor Jordan Breen will host his weekly live mixed martial arts chat at 1 p.m. ET. Breen will examine the cancelation of Strikeforce's Nov. 3 card. More...
Strikeforce cancels Nov. 3 event in Oklahoma City, plans January return
October 12, 2012 (19:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Strikeforce has canceled its Nov. 3 event in Oklahoma City, the organization today announced. Injuries to headliner Frank Mir, as well as co-headliner and middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, prompted the cancellation, officials stated in today's release. While rumors of the organization's potential demise have swirled in recent weeks, Strikeforce and Showtime officials stated they plan to host the next Strikeforce event in January. More...
November Strikeforce Event Still Hasn't Submitted Promoter's License
October 11, 2012 (04:15) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
However this isn't a problem yet according to the athletic commission... More...
Strikeforce not yet licensed for Nov. 3 show, but Oklahoma commission expects no issues
October 11, 2012 (00:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Strikeforce has yet to submit a promoter's license or seek a permit for an event on Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, but the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission still expects the event to take place. OSAC representative Aleta Billings today told that Strikeforce restated its intent to promote the card as recently as two weeks ago, but hasn't heard anything since. Billings said a reasonable cutoff for the promotion to submit the paperwork is "a couple of weeks out" and indicated the commission hasn't received any indication of a possible cancelation. More...

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