Strikeforce to close shop after stacked January event

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

As we already told you, celebrity gossip site TMZ dropped to big announcements on the MMA world Thursday night. Obviously, the first was that WMMA superstar Ronda Rousey will become the first female fighter to compete under the UFC banner. Secondly they reported that the Strikeforce event scheduled for January will be the final card for the promotion.

Ariel Helwani from MMA Fighting has since confirmed both reports. With their final event looming, Strikeforce has pulled out all the stops to go out with a bang. In a press release sent out tonight, the California-based promotion announced that the main card will have 3 championship fights and open with a bout featuring Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier.

Here's how the card looks so far:

Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy
Luke Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin
Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring

Strikeforce's last breath will fall on January 12, 2013. The event will take place Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. Helwani also reported that more information will be released early next week. Bloody Elbow will keep you posted as we learn more about the situation.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker