Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/14/12
“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” final event (allegedly) takes place January 12th inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. UFC Fight Club members have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show today at 12PM CT. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Thursday, November 15th at 12PM CT. Psst, the top secret password is XXXX. The general public will have access to the remains on Friday, November 16th at 12PM CT via Ticketmaster. The lineup is headlined by a trio of championship affairs. Gilbert Melendez defends his lightweight throne against Pat Healy in the featured contest. Luke Rockhold puts his middleweight title on the line against Lorenz Larkin in the co-main attraction. Welterweight champion Nate Marquardt breaks in his belt against Tarec Saffiedine in the night’s third-to-last fight. In addition, Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier ends his Strikeforce career against Dion Staring. Showtime broadcasts the showcase fights at 10PM ET/PT. Here is the event’s current roster: Preliminary Card: (Showtime 8PM ET/PT) Ryan Couture vs. K.J. Noons Main Card: (Showtime 10PM ET/PT) Danie Cormier vs. Dion Staring Tarec Saffiedine vs. Nate Marquardt (Strikeforce welterweight champion) Lorenz Larkin vs. Luke Rockhold (Strikeforce middleweight champion) Pat Healy vs. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce lightweight champion)
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