1811 Search Results for STRIKEFORCE

Jun 14, 2015 11:58 am

Werdum: ‘Win Over Velasquez Tops Beating Fedor in Strikeforce’

After his dominant victory last night over Cain Velasquez at “UFC 188”, the argument could be made that Fabricio Werdum is the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history. Velasquez, without a doubt, has been the most dominant heavyweight in the octagon since Randy Couture. His performances over Junior dos Santos and Antonio Silva were...

Oct 10, 2014 5:05 am

Bellator & Strikeforce Reps Share stories of “Mayhem” when dealing with Miller

In the wake of Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller’s latest arrest, two men, who have a history with the controversial fighter, took to twitter with stories of “Mayhem” when dealing with Miller. Check it: Bellator kicked the tires at Mayhem at one point. Rampage asked Bjorn to consider it and Bjorn looked into it as a favor...

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

May 14, 2014 5:20 am

Bellator’s PPV Success Dependent On Former UFC, Strikeforce Stars

Just like that, the weight of Bellator MMA’s future on pay-per-view was placed squarely on the shoulders of two fighters who made their name in other promotions. Originally, the promotion wanted to focus Saturday’s card on the conclusion of the trilogy between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. That, though, was thrown by the...

Apr 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Gina Carano’s Strikeforce contract expires in June, UFC still interested

UFC President Dana White met with former Strikeforce title challenger Gina Carano last week to discuss her potential return to mixed martial arts. The meeting did not produce a future bout or a new contract, but the Zuffa fight boss told reporters at the ‘TUF Nations Finale’ that “Conviction” could still be octagon bound: “She wants to...

Mar 13, 2014 6:21 am

Throwback Thursday: The Strikeforce Brawl (Video Replay)

Most MMA fans remember this very crucial point in MMA History. The Strikeforce Brawl. Strikeforce was a national promotion on the verge of a break out moment. Having reached the largest television audience in MMA History, Strikeforce and CBS had a budding relationship… Until this happened. Many credit the Strikeforce brawl for the eventual demise...

Feb 14, 2014 9:36 am

‘Jacare’ Believes Strikeforce Fighters Are Headed Towards UFC Gold

Jacare Souza is on a four first round finish win streak. Most recently the complete destruction of Yushin Okami by knockout and Chris Camozzi via arm- triangle. His victories prior too happening under the Strikeforce banner. He hopes to keep the momentum going as he comes into the new year and faces off against Francis...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

Mar 13, 2013 9:00 am

Tarec Saffiedine Seeks to Unify Strikeforce and UFC Welterweight Belts | UFC News

  The last welterweight champion in Strikeforce history, Tarec Saffiedine seeks to unify the welterweight belts according to an interview with The Underground. Besides giving predictions for UFC 158 and talking potential first bouts int eh UFC, Saffiedine claims that unifying the belts is his goal in the UFC: “Its definitely my goal, but I...

Feb 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Dana White Impressed With Strikeforce Imports Raising Of The Bar | UFC News

UFC 157’s main event begins with Robbie Lawler earning a W over Josh Koscheck with a first-round TKO, which took place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.  It was Lawler’s first time back to the UFC since UFC 50 after a recent run in Strikeforce impressing Dana White. “The people were booing at the beginning of...

Jan 16, 2013 6:40 am

Ratings Report | Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Bomb | MMA NEWS

This past weekend’s Strikeforce event put a stamp on the demise of what was once considered America’s number two MMA promotion. Aired on a Showtime Free Preview Weekend, the event still managed to draw one of the smallest television audiences in history with just 310,000 views and a 0.82 household rating. By comparison the promotions...

Jan 15, 2013 5:20 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

The state of Oklahoma doesn’t play around when it comes to medically suspending combat sports athletes. We are so used to seeing a laundry list of fighters being put on the shelf for precautionary reasons that it is a breath of fresh air to list off just five-men. The final Strikeforce card last Saturday night...

Jan 15, 2013 5:15 am

Salary Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

It’s over, the Strikeforce promotion was bought, plundered and forced to shut down after a ZUFFA owned company purchased the fight promotion nearly two-years ago. The promotions last stand was put up on Showtime last Saturday and the guys who partook in the evenings festivities took home a pretty decent salary. Josh Barnett topped the...

Jan 14, 2013 5:00 am

VIDEO | Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine video highlights | MMA NEWS

SHOWTIME Sports presents the recap of the January 12 Strikeforce event featuring headliners Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine. Watch highlights of Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, plus Jacare Souza vs. Ed Herman, Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle, Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino, and Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring.

Jan 12, 2013 10:01 pm

Results | Strikeforce: Marquardt Vs. Saffiedine/AKA Strikeforce’s last stand | MMA NEWS

Tonight Strikeforce opens and closes the cage for its final time; the organization that started promoting MMA in 2006 has developed, and in some cases resurrected the careers of many MMA fighters. Strikeforce has launched many fighters into contender and in some cases championship status, the likes of Daniel Cormier, Cung Le, Gilbert Melendez, Bigfoot...

Jan 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Final Strikeforce Card Predictable, Yet Still Heavily Important | MMA NEWS

This weekend will mark the final showing of the Strikeforce promotion. Although it is a bit of a sad day for the MMA community the final card looks extremely meager and one-sided, to say the least. The promotions original “Champions” card, which fell through even before it was completely formed, has turned in to the...

Jan 11, 2013 3:15 pm

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Weigh-In Results | MMA NEWS

MAIN CARD: (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Nate Marquardt (170) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (170) Daniel Cormier (230) vs. Dion Staring (240) Josh Barnett (249) vs. Nandor Guelmino (229) Mike Kyle (205) vs. Gegard Mousasi (205.5) Ed Herman (193) vs. Ronaldo Souza (193.25) – 194-pound catchweight PRELIMINARY CARD: (Showtime Extreme, 8 p.m. ET) Pat Healy (156)...

Jan 2, 2013 4:52 pm

Pat Healy Gets New Opponent for Final Strikeforce Card | MMA News

  Strikeforce has had its share of obstacles in 2012 as it was forced to cancel several events due to injury. For its final show, Strikeforce has put together a stacked card to finish off what was the UFC’s main ‘competition’ among the world of MMA promoting. One of the fights rounding out the preliminary...

Dec 28, 2012 1:56 pm

Once “Pumped” Dana White Now Happy Strikeforce is Closing its Doors

By Ryan Busuttil During his UFC 155 pre-fight press conference media scrum, UFC President Dana White reflected on the end of Strikeforce, which holds its final event in a couple of weeks. White took MMA media sites to task for reporting that UFC parent company Zuffa purchased Strikeforce to “bury it”. White explained “Any of...

Dec 27, 2012 10:43 am

Strikeforce’s Conor Heun Forced to Raise 40k After ZUFFA Insurance Claim Denied For Injuries In Fight | MMA News

Conor Huen has fought for Strikeforce, EliteXC, the International Fight League and has also been featured on the MTVprogram Bully Beatdown.  Heun faced Ryan Couture at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey on March 3, 2012.  He lost the fight via TKO in the third round and has suffered injuries.  This forces him to raise 40k for the final procedure in which ZUFFA insurance notified him the denial of the claim....