Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/7/13
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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
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