Last night marked another fantastic showing for Strikeforce. I honestly can’t remember the last time that they put on a snoozer card (at least on their non-Challengers series). The lack of pre-fight hype didn’t do the events that unfolded last night any justice. Even through the controversial Mousasi-Jardine decision, every fight left me on the edge of my seat (or jumping on the couch).
Aoki def. Beerbohm via 1st round submission
While all of us predicted that Aoki would win via submission, ..read more
It’s that time once again! The weekend is here, which means more MMA for all of us to predict, watch, critique, and (most importantly) bicker about. Tomorrow night brings us a couple of championship fights and some serious imported talent that American JMMA fans have been waiting for. As Tommy noted, this will be the first time that we get to see a Strikeforce event under their new management (or rather, owners), Zuffa. I’ve always been a fan of Strikeforce’s ..read more
What’s up guys? It’s been a while, work’s been pretty hectic for me lately, but some serious shit’s gone down within the MMA community in the past week or so. The biggest thing? Zuffa, the parent company to the UFC, now owns Strikeforce. What this means is Strikeforce just took the spot that the WEC had for so long. What we know for a fact right now, is that Dana White’s has stated that for at least the time being, ..read more
With the purchase of Strikeforce, Zuffa LLC, parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has effectively cornered the domestic MMA market. With the recent shows Strikeforce has been putting on, the Heavyweight Grand Prix, and the influx of Japanese talent, it looked like Strikeforce was set to be a legit, number two condender. While they might not be able to compete with the UFC on the grand stage, stateside, they had a distinctive competitive advantage in Japan, a market the ..read more
According to Sherdog.com, the second half of the opening round for Strikeforce’s highly-touted Heavyweight Grand Prix has been postponed. The April 9th card was supposed to feature bouts between Alistair Overeem and Frabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett and Brett Rogers. According to sources close to Strikeforce, the Overeem/Werdum and Barnett/Rogers fights have been moved off the card indefinitely. In their stead we will possibly see Japanese star Tatsuya Kawajiri take on Gilbert Melendez and Paul Daley fight Nick Diaz.
While I’d ..read more