Found January 07, 2013 on
The 11-fight roster for Strikeforce’s finale is all set. “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” was supposed to feature three title tilts, but quickly shrunk to one courtesy of the injury bug. Lightweight king Gilbert Melendez and middleweight champ Luke Rockhold were both forced to withdraw from their respective scraps. A welterweight championship affair between Nate Marquardt (Pictured) and Tarec Saffiedine headlines Saturday’s show. Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma hosts the festivities. Showtime Extreme will broadcast the night’s prelims at 8PM ET/PT, while Showtime airs the main card at 10PM ET/PT. Here is the show’s official agenda: Preliminary Card: (Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT) Estevan Payan vs. Michael Bravo Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins Ryan Couture vs. K.J. Noons Trevor Smith vs. Tim Kennedy Roger Gracie vs. Anthony Smith Pat Healy vs. Kurt Holobaugh Main Card: (Showtime 10PM ET/PT) Ed Herman vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza* Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi Nandor Guelmino vs. Josh Barnett Danie Cormier vs. Dion Staring Tarec Saffiedine vs. Nate Marquardt (Strikeforce welterweight champion) * – 194-pound catchweight bout

Nate Marquardt has “No Hard Feelings” Over UFC Release, Feels “Blessed” and Looks Forward To A Fresh Start With The Promotion

Nate “The Great” Marquardt has had a turbulent last couple of years, both professionally and personally. Prior to his main event welterweight match-up with Rick Story, Nate was removed from the bout due to failing his pre-fight physical and testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. The incident, not being the first in Nate’s career, was enough to warrant his release...
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