Ronda Rousey to defend Strikeforce belt against Sarah Kaufman in August

A report has surfaced today that Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey will make her first title defense later this summer against former champ Sarah Kaufman. Tentatively set for August, there is not a confirmed date nor location as of yet. Rousey is of course the most talked-about topic in WMMA currently, utilizing world-class Judo skills to slam her opponents and submit them seemingly at will. The first American woman ever to win an Olympic medal in Judo, Rousey

Strikeforce schedules stacked card for final show ever in Oklahoma City

Adding to the blockbuster announcement that Ronda Rousey and now Miesha Tate will join the UFC as the first two female fighters comes the confirmation that Strikeforce will officially close doors after a January 12th blowout show. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated the following in a press release, courtesy of"We've built an absolutely stacked card for Oklahoma City and the Showtime viewers. We have three awesome title fights featuring some of the best fighters to ever grace the

Gilbert Milendez injured, Saturday’s entire Strikeforce card canceled

Perhaps there is no end to the injuries plaguing MMA, as early brings the finding that Strikeforce Lightweight champion Gilbert Milendez has been injured and is out of his title fight with Pat Healy. The card was scheduled to air on Showtime this Saturday, but when network officials learned of Milendez's forced withdrawal, they said they would not air the event. Apparently this was enough to prompt Strikeforce to cancel the entire card altogether. Disappointing news for fight fans, many of whom believe

In wake of recent injuries, Strikeforce cancels November 3rd event

In the wake of the devastating injuries to headliners Frank Mir and Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, Strikeforce has been forced to cancel its proposed November 3rd event as suspected. With rumors circling abound that the promotion would soon fold, speculation may prove to be true. However, Showtime and Strikeforce officials have not confirmed any shutdown of the promotion's fights, stating the following: "Due to a series of injuries, we were forced to cancel the upcoming card on Nov. 3, but are

POLL: Which Strikeforce fighter are you most excited to see in the UFC

Now that the final Strikeforce event has taken place and the future of the promotion is no longer question, speculation can begin on the future of all it's fighters.

Paul Daley released from Strikeforce contract

Paul Daley (29-12-2, 20 KOs) has been granted a release from his contract with Strikeforce. Daley’s manager, Wad Alameddine of Fight Management Limited, on Saturday sent out a press release of his client’s contractual status. Alameddine stated: “I am personally disappointed to see Paul leave Strikeforce. He is without question one of the most charismatic personalities and talented MMA athletes to come out of the UK.  We have parted ways with Strikeforce on good terms. Now that Paul

Strikeforce Finale Fight Card News Preview

Strikeforce Finale event will take place tonight at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, headlined by the Welterweight title collision...

ZUFFA set to eliminate Strikeforce Heavyweight Division in 2012

The announcement that Showtime and Strikeforce had inked a new deal to present six to eight fight cards on the cable network was not a real surprise as UFC President Dana White had all but officially announced the deal was done earlier in the week. What did come as a surprise was the announcement that the Strikeforce Heavyweight division would cease to exist at some point in 2012. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker had this to say about the division, which currently sits without a champion and awaits the Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Community Predictions

This weekend we get the second straight week of two top ten killers going at it in a heavyweight, main event fight. Only this time it's guys who are the best grappler, and striker, currently competing in the hw division of mixed martial arts. Overeem is currently riding a tidal wave of momentum. He holds belts in three promotions, and two different sports. While not always going up against the best competition "the reem" has been nothing short of destructive against the fighters unfortunate enough to share

Strikeforce Results Recap: Cormier and Melendez victorious in San Jose

Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier is in the books, and we saw some great action tonight, especially in the two main bouts. In the World Heavyweight Grand Prix Final, Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier spent the first round in striking exchanges with Cormier coming out on top. Barnett hurt Cormier with a knee towards the end of the first. In the second, Cormier landed some good strikes before scoring a single leg takedown on Barnett. He landed some ground-and-pound and Barnett was unsuccessful with a few