"However, his recent rematch against Bobby Voelker on Strikeforce proved to be ever more challenging as Roger was forced to dismiss his initial game plan due to a fractured leg he suffered after throwing a leg kick approx 30-40 seconds into the first round which was checked by Bobby causing the fracture." HT: RogerBowling.com
Brock Lesnar and Chuck in EA Sports MMA
Strikeforce Diaz vs Noons 2 poster: Nick Diaz vs KJ Noons [WW Title] Sarah Kaufman vs Marloes Coenen [135 lbs Title] Matt Lindland vs Luke Rockhold "JZ" Cavalcante vs Josh Thomson [Rumored] This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. Strikeforce: San Jose coverage
It was only fitting that I followed up on this since I posted about the RVCA and Clinch Gear ban last year as Strikeforce made their primetime debut on CBS. BJPenn.com explains in more detail...
Miguel Torres Tweeting During UFC 112 HT: MiguelTorresMMA
Strikeforce: Nashville Shields vs. Henderson CBS Promo: - Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson - Gegard Mousasi vs. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal - Gilbert Melendez vs. Shinya Aoki - Bobby Lashley vs. TBA This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. HT: mmapayout.com Strikeforce: Nashville on CBS coverage
Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery Poster: - Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers - Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva - Lyle Beerbohm vs. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro - Roger Gracie vs. Kevin Randleman - Antwain Britt vs. Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante Pre-sale tickets for "STRIKEFORCE Insider" e-newsletter subscribers go on sale on Tuesday, March 23. HT: strikeforce.com Strikeforce on Showtime in May coverage Promoted to the front page by Anton Tabuena
KJ Noons vs Billy Evangelista Set For Strikeforce Miami: Former Elite XC lightweight champion KJ Noons (7-2) is set to make his return to Strikeforce against Billy Evangelista (10-0) on the main card of the upcoming Strikeforce: "Miami" event slated for the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, on Jan. 30. This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. HT: MMAMania Strikeforce in Miami coverage
"Guess what boys and girls.... Thiago alves vs john fitch for the 27th!!!!!!" HT: First Round Management UFC 111: MARCH 27, 2010 Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy (WW Title) Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir (Interim HW Title) Thiago Alves vs. John Fitch Ricardo Almeida vs. TBA This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. UFC 111 coverage
Strikeforce Signs DREAM WW Tarec Saffiedine: Belgian welterweight Tarec Saffiedine has become the latest DREAM fighter to ink a multi-fight deal with American partner Strikeforce. The 23-year-old follows Marius Žaromskis, Melvin Manhoef and Gegard Mousasi in signing up with the California-based organisation ... "I’ve signed with Strikeforce but I don’t have anything coming up at the moment," the Belgian told MMA Exclusive. HT: MMA Exclusive
Shinya Aoki and Hidehiko Yoshida latest additions to "EA Sports MMA" Two more fighters were today confirmed for the forthcoming "EA Sports MMA" video game, and both share honors as the first Japanese competitors in the game. Company officials today announced that DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki and former judo Olympic gold medalist Hidehiko Yoshida will be featured in EA Sports' first mixed martial arts title. HT: MMAJunkie
Jeff Monson Signs With Shine Fights Promotion Shine Fights Promotion announced that they have signed Jeff Monson, and is rumored to be fighting at 205 lbs. Monson is also rumored to be in the EA Sports MMA video game. He is featured in Game Informer's January issue which covers EA Sports MMA.
DIAZ VS. ZAROMSKIS FOR STRIKEFORCE 170-LBS BELT: MMAWeekly.com has learned that Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis have verbally agreed to a welterweight battle in the Jan. 30 event’s top slot, set for the BankAtlantic Arena in Sunrise, Fla. The two will fight for the promotion’s vacant welterweight belt. An announcement of the match-up is expected for the Showtime telecast of Strikeforce: Evolution on Saturday evening in San Jose, Calif., according to sources close to the situation. HT: MMAWeekly
Canadian Fan's Get an Early Christmas Present as Canada's (Pay Channel) Super Channel will Televise Strikeforce Evolution Event On Saturday During a Free Preview "Free Preview of Super Channel in HD Super Channel HD1 (270/355) and Super Channel HD2 (271/356) will be on a free preview from December 18, 2009 until January 18, 2010. Here's a sample of what will be showing on Super Channel for December." Super Channel Fights: Showtime's Strikeforce MMA and Showtime Championship Boxing.
Strikeforce: Past, Present, and Future Dave Meltzer writes a wonder article over at Yahoo detailing how Scott Coker was able to build the Strikeforce brand over the past several years and where...
RUMOR: Sean Sherk Out Of UFC 108? The injury bug continues to bite the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Former lightweight champion Sean Sherk has suffered an injury and will not fight on the Jan. 2 UFC 108 card, The Times learned Thursday from sources close to Sherk's camp. Sherk reportedly was scheduled to fight Jim Miller, though the bout had not yet officially been announced by the organization. Ironically, Sherk was replacing Tyson Griffin, who just last week was forced off the card with an injury of his own. HT: The Northwest Indiana Times
Bobby Lashley vs Shane Del Rosario In The Works For Strikeforce Jan. 30th? Two up and coming undefeated heavyweights could collide January in Strikeforce. The 9-0 Shane Del Rosario confirmed to MMA Worldwide that he was offered and accepted a fight with 4-0 Bobby Lashley. Del Rosario’s camp stated that Lashley accepted the offer as well and are both awaiting confirmation from Strikeforce. This Fan Post was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. HT: MMAWorldwide.com -- photo via sherdog.com Strikeforce in Miami coverage
Bellator MW Champ Hector Lombard Wants To Face Dan Henderson In Strikeforce: "I would sign that contract today," Lombard said. "Dan Henderson is a great fighter and a legend in the sport, but I know I have the skills to beat him." ... Lombard's managers, Malki Kawa and Ricky Llorente of First Round Management, said Bellator officials have given Lombard their blessing to pursue the fight. "(Bellator CEO) Bjorn Rebney has told us he's on board with Lombard taking this fight," Kawa said. "Obviously Hector will need to defend his title in 2010, but in the meantime, he'd really like to make this fight happen. Thankfully, Bjorn understands how Bellator can also benefit from a great performance by Hector at Strikeforce – not to mention what a great fight it would be for all MMA fans." ... "I look forward to hearing something from Strikeforce," Lombard said. "I know they want to put on a great show on such a big stage, and I promise I can give that to them." This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. HT: MMAJunkie.com -- photo via combatlifestyle.com Strikeforce on CBS In April coverage
Rumored Dynamite 2009 Card: - Satoshi Ishii vs. Hidehiko Yoshida [MMA] - Masato vs. Andy Souwer [K-1] - Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou [MMA-Super Hulk] - Hong Man Choi vs. Semmy Schilt [MMA] - Gegard Mousasi vs. EwertonTeixeira [K-1] - Alistair Overeem vs. Kazuyuki Fujita [MMA] - Badr Hari vs. Jerome Lebanner [K-1] - Hiroya vs. Masaaki Noiri (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal) - Katsuki Ishida vs. Shota Shimada (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal) - Tsukasa Fuji vs. Ryuya Kusakabe (K-1 KOSHIEN semifinal reserve) To Be Announced Soon: 5 DREAM vs. SENGOKU/SRC Fights Are Set This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. Dynamite!! 2009 coverage
Gracie Fighter Comments On Dan Henderson and UFC Fighters Coming To Strikeforce: Jake Shields was elated upon hearing the news Strikeforce had signed Dan Henderson. The Jiu-jitsu blackbelt has been on a 13 fight win streak and has steamrolled all challengers in Strikeforce and in the now defunct EliteXC show. Dan Henderson is a big name fight. Having headlined several shows in Pride and in the UFC, the veteran is the type of fighter a true champion looks forward to facing. A win over the crafty fighter at the 185lbs weight would catapult Shields to the top of the world's pound for pound elite. To Jake it's always been about testing himself and looking for the next challenge. In the past it seemed as if he would have to go to the UFC in order to do that. Fortunately it now seems that the UFC's best could very well be coming to him.
Today, Henderson told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he wouldn't be surprised if more top-level fighters follow his example and explore options outside of the sport's biggest promotion. "It's inevitable," Henderson said. "For a while, there wasn't any other options, and fighters were not really keen on that idea of not having a place to shop around. They weren't real happy with the UFC kind of having a monopoly on everything. It's their way or the highway, and now there is another option. That makes [fighters] feel a little more comfortable." ... "If I was the only guy over there and would walk through everybody that they had, I wouldn't have gone over. Strikeforce has some guys that are going to challenge me. I don't do this just for the money or whatever. I do it for the challenge. If none of these matchups were going to excite me or give me goosebumps, then I'm not going to do it. I do have goosebumps thinking about pretty much all three of their champions at those weight classes." ... "[My first Strikeforce fight] will be on the next CBS show, and I'm not sure when that is," Henderson said. "I've still got about four months, probably. We're not exactly sure of the date.
ATO confirms Monson Signing With Strikeforce at 205: Former UFC heavyweight #1 contender Jeff Monson has signed with Strikeforce ATO has learned through a source close to the fighter. Monson will debut in Strikeforce in 2010 and likely drop to 205. Monson has won 7 out of his last 8 fights. He dropped a unanimous decision to Pedro Rizzo in Brazil back in September. "The Snowman" has fought a who’s who of MMA heavyweights. Monson defeated TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson back in March. There was a four year stretch from 2003 to 2006 where he won 16 straight fights.
Nick Diaz, Cris Cyborg, and Hershel Walker Official for Jan 30th Strikeforce Event in Florida: STRIKEFORCE: JANUARY 30, 2010 BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida -Cris "Cyborg" Santos (8-1) vs. Marloes Coenen (17-3) -Nick Diaz (20-7) -Jay Hieron (18-4) -Herschel Walker (0-0) -K.J. Noons (7-2) -Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro (20-3) This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. Strikeforce in Florida coverage