Tag "Strikeforce"

The top 5 intriguing match-ups for Gilbert Melendez in the UFC

Out of all the top fighters in mma, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez is the top prospect not fighting for the top mma organization in the UFC. Melendez has been very loyal to the company that made him in Strikeforce, and is ranked the #3 overall lightweight by sherdog and ranked #2 via MMA-Freak. Melendez was expected to fight Pat Healy for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship on September 29, 2012 in

Luke Rockhold: Pretender or Contender?

The Current Strikeforce middleweight champion was scheduled to fight on Strikeforce’s last card (twice). Now he claims he was never scheduled to fight on the Strikeforce card dubbed “Champions”. This is the biggest misconception and mma fans should be mad at the guy who sherdog ranks 9th overall in the middleweight rankings. Rockhold was expected to face challenger Lorenz Larkin at Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir on November 3, 2012 in

WMMA superstar Cris “Cyborg” should stop lying to herself and the fans

Cyborg has been a household name in women’s mixed martial arts since she knockout out Gina Carano in a Strikeforce main event in 2009. Carano was only one of many victims who eventually fell prey to Cyborg’s brutal reign over the WMMA landscape since she began her patented one sided slug fest back in 2005. On the last Strikeforce event of 2011, Cyborg only needed 16 seconds to knockout Hiroko

The weekend MMA news recap: 11/12 Edition

It was another great weekend of mma action/news, so let’s get everyone caught up and up to speed with another edition of the MMA Weekend Recap. UFC On Fuel TV 6 Results: Main Event: Cung Lee shocks the world and knocks out Rich Franklin in the first round. Knock out of the Night Co-Main Event Thiago Silva def. Stanislav Nedkov Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3rd round. Submission of the Night Paulo Thiago vs. Dong Hyun Kim– unanimous decision, Dong

What Will Happen To Invicta Fighting Championship Without Ronda Rousey?

Big news broke last night through TMZ that Ronda Rousey (6-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) will become the UFC’s first female champion, with her 135-pound Strikeforce title now becoming the UFC’s women’s bantamweight title. An opponent for her first title defense in the UFC will need to be taking care of and will make that opponent the second female UFC signee. Report came out from Miesha Tate via her twitter that

Ronda Rousey joins the UFC; Strikeforce done in January

The first female fighter to join the UFC will be Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey. Strikeforce will officially close after its final event in January. This news was reported by TMZ on Wednesday night and mmafighting.com followed up with their sources to confirm its validity. As the women’s Strikeforce bantamweight champ, Rousey is undefeated at 6-0 professionally and 3-0 as an amateur. For those that don’t know, she finished each fight by

Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey fight highlights

Ronda Rousey has captured all our hearts, including Dana White‘s. She is definitely the reason Dana is planning on adding a women’s division in the UFC. With the possibility of her contract  ending early in the event Strikeforce closes its doors (as rumored), it may become a reality sooner than later. Either way I’m excited to watch the sport of WMMA, and can’t wait to witness the first female mixed martial

Dana White on Women Fighting in the UFC, “It’s absolutely going to happen”

The subject of women in mixed martial arts may be an old hat, yet in the last couple years the discussion has shifted to the conversation of women joining the UFC. Until lately, UFC President Dana White has said there simply aren’t enough women currently competing at the upper levels of the sport to create a weight class within his promotion. “There’s finally money to be made,” said Dana to

Strikeforce May Fold Soon: What Happens to Ronda Rousey?

With the cancellation of their October fight card and with their November 3rd card in trouble, is Strikeforce on the verge of closing down the UFC’s sister company? Watch the video below to see what Kenny Rice had to say on yesterday’s episode (or read it here) of Inside MMA: “Inside MMA’ has heard from multiple sources that the relationship between Strikeforce and Showtime may be coming to an end.

Luke Rockhold hurt, out of Strikeforce’s Nov. 3 bout with Lorenz Larkin

Multiple reports over the weekend surfaced about a possible injury Luke Rockhold has suffered putting him on the shelf for Strikeforce’s November 3rd card. Rockhold (9-0 SF) was scheduled to defend his middleweight title against Lorenz Larkin (4-0 SF) in the night’s co-feature, and after the injury the fight looks like it will have to be put on hold. News of Rockhold’s (wrist) injury was first reported by The MMA