This Friday, live on SHOWTIME at 11:00 PM EST, the four ladies pictured above will compete for a shot at the Strikeforce 135 lb. title, currently held by Sarah Kaufman. Kaufman will battle Marloes Coenen first, and then the tournament winner will face the winner of Kaufman vs. Coenen.Strikeforce shortens women's tournament fights according to mmarising.com:
"This Friday's Strikeforce 135-pound women's tournament has undergone last-minute format changes. The opening round bouts have now been shortened and will be contested over just two rounds of three minutes."HT: strikeforce.com, prommanow.com
"In addition, it is expected that judges will be tasked with determining an outright winner and that draws will not be permitted."
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