Showing posts with label Strikeforce. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Strikeforce. Show all posts

Monday, January 14, 2013

PAYDAY: Strikeforce Salaries - Marquardt vs Saffiedine Fighter Purses for 1/12/13


The Oklahoma State Athletic Commission (OSAC) has released the following salary figures for Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine, held Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

These are the fighter purses as reported to the NSAC by Strikeforce. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter paychecks.

Josh Barnett was the top earner of the night with his $250,000 payout.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

STRIKEFORCE: MARQUARDT VS SAFFIEDINE RESULTS: Tarec Saffiedine Chops Down Nate Marquardt at Final Event on 1/12/13



Strikeforce held their final event, Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine, on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, OK. The main card aired live on Showtime.

In the main event – the final fight in the history of the Strikeforce promotion – Tarec Saffiedine won the Strikeforce Welterweight Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt. Saffiedine used low kicks to badly bruise Marquardt's thigh, which effectively immobilized the now-former 170-pound champ. Marquardt expressed an eagerness to return to the UFC during pre-fight interviews, but those plans could now be sidetracked after a lethargic performance and some really bad game planning against Saffiedine, who will certainly ride the momentum of this victory into the UFC.

Daniel Cormier will definitely be moving over to the UFC, as he has already negotiated a UFC contract. Cormier will likely be joined in the UFC by Josh Barnett, Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, assuming these high-profile fighters can come to terms with the UFC. Also making their way to the UFC should be fellow winners Ryan Couture, Tim Kennedy, Pat Healy, Roger Gracie, Adriano Martins and Estevan Payan. Also, losers Ed Herman, who was on loan to Strikeforce from the UFC as a late replacement, and Kurt Holobaugh, also a late replacement fighting out of his natural weight class, will likely move over to the UFC, along with KJ Noons, an exciting fighter who put on yet another incredible performance in a losing effort.

Complete Results After the Break

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

STRIKEFORCE - 11/3/12 Fight Card in Oklahoma City on Showtime


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Strikeforce.com has the news:
STRIKEFORCE announced the cancellation of its Nov. 3 event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., due to injuries sustained by main event star Frank Mir and co-main event star Luke Rockhold. Refunds for tickets purchased are available at point of sale.

“Due to a series of injuries, we were forced to cancel the upcoming card on Nov. 3, but are already working to put together a stacked card in January,” STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker said.

“While we're disappointed with the cancellation, we are looking forward to an even bigger STRIKEFORCE event on SHOWTIME early next year,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

STRIKEFORCE: MELENDEZ VS HEALY - 9/29/12 Fight Card on Showtime


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Here's the official press release:
STRIKEFORCE® announced this evening that its event planned for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. has been cancelled. STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, who was set to defend his title against Pat Healy, sustained an injury in training that forced his withdrawal from the card.

Without the Melendez-Healy title bout, SHOWTIME®, which determines which fights are televised on the premium network, decided that it would not air Saturday’s scheduled event.

“When SHOWTIME informed us that it would not be airing the event, we made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s card in Sacramento,” STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker said. “Without a television partner, we simply could not move forward with this event. We wish Gilbert a speedy recovery and will work diligently and quickly to reschedule the fighters affected by this news on upcoming cards.” Refunds for tickets purchased are available at point of sale.


Monday, August 20, 2012

PAYDAY: STRIKEFORCE 'ROUSEY VS KAUFMAN' SALARIES - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 8/18/12 on Showtime


The CSAC (California State Athletic Commission) has released the following salary figures for Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman, held Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.

These are the fighter purses as reported to the CSAC by Strikeforce. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter paychecks.

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza was the top earner of the night with his $94,000 payout, and headlining fighter Ronda Rousey was second with her $40,000.