Zuffa compensated fighters set to compete at “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” in the wake of the event’s cancelation.
A lightweight bout between Caros Fodor and Josh Thomson is likely for “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” this September.
Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett, the headliners of Saturday’s Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix finale card, could be out as long as six months.
Josh Barnett ($200,000) and Gilbert Melendez ($175,000) were the two big money winners on Saturday’s Strikeforce card in San Jose, Calif.
Gilbert Melendez got all he could handle from Josh Thomson in their trilogy bout Saturday, but he survived to win a split decision and retain the Strikeforce lightweight title.
All fighters for Saturday’s Strikeforce card in San Jose made weight on Friday, including main event heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett and lightweight title fighters Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson.
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has heard Josh Thomson injury rumors before their last two fights. He still expects a game opponent on May 19. The champ talks to HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley about next week’s title fight.
The lineup for the next Strikeforce show, May 19 in San Jose, Calif., has been finalized with 10 bouts – including the heavyweight tournament final between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier.
Tickets for Strikeforce’s next event, the heavyweight grand prix finale, go on sale Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern for UFC Fight Club members and 3 p.m. for UFC newsletter subscribers.
Strikeforce finally will see a conclusion to its heavyweight tournament when Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier meet in the main event May 19 in San Jose, Calif. In addition, lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez defends his belt against Josh Thomson.
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will fight on May 19, but a trilogy with Josh Thomson is not likely in the works.
Former champions Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Josh Thomson were the leading earners Saturday at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey in Columbus, Ohio.
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez told HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley after Saturday’s card in Ohio that Pat Healy, not Josh Thomson, might be the best bet to face him next.
Ronda Rousey did precisely what she said she would do, submitting Miesha Tate with an armbar in the first round to win the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title.