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Strikeforce’s January show will feature at least two title-fights

The future may look grim for embattled MMA promotion Strikeforce but there is at least one extremely bright spot on the horizon. The organization announced its intent to put together a stacked show in January after cancelling their last two events and, to hear CEO Scott Coker break things down, the lineup should definitely live up to the hype.

Coker discussed the company’s plans in a recent interview with MMAFighting where he confirmed the yet-to-be announced 2013 card will feature multiple title-tilts and a heavyweight bout to boot.

“We’re looking at a show in January with Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold and Gilbert Melendez,” explained Coker, adding, “And don’t be surprised to see Ronda Rousey and Nate Marquardt as well.”

If those five fighters do indeed end up entering the cage that evening it will mark a historic moment as far as every Strikeforce champion seeing action at a single show. Rockhold was set to defend his middleweight belt against Lorenz Larkin in November before an injury forced him out of the fight, while lightweight title-holder Melendez pulled out of a planned match-up with Pat Healy in September for similar reasons. It is unknown who bantamweight queen Rousey or newly-crowned welterweight king Marquardt will face, though the date teases the possibility of Cristiane Santos given that her suspension runs out in December.


  • MCM says:

    I would love it if they did all five title fights on one card. Go out with a bang before closing up shop.

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    Whatever, how many of them will get hurt by then. Cancellation #3, Rousey fights Cyborg for the UFC women’s 135lb belt in the spring, Cormier vs Mir on that card too.

  • Rece Rock says:

    If they get all 5 champs it would be insane.


    Sounds good to me-I just feel really bad for these fighters stuck in SF while in their prime and not being able to fight regularly


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