Mousasi-Kyle Slated for March 3 Strikeforce Card in Ohio


Former Strikeforce light heavyweight titleholder Gegard Mousasi and UFC veteran Mike Kyle are set to square off as part of Strikeforce’s March 3 event in Columbus, Ohio.

Kyle (Pictured) broke news of the matchup Monday via Twitter. MMAJunkie.com subsequently reported that the bout will co-headline Strikeforce “Tate vs. Rousey” and could serve as a title bout for the promotion’s vacant 205-pound belt.

Taking place at Columbus’ 19,000-seat Nationwide Arena, the Showtime-televised event will be topped by a women’s 135-pound title tilt between champion Miesha Tate and unbeaten judo convert Ronda Rousey. Also confirmed for the card is a lightweight bout pitting ex-champ Josh Thomson against former welterweight contender K.J. Noons, plus a 170-pound scrap between British slugger Paul Daley and Japanese vet Kazuo Misaki.

Mousasi, 26, has not been defeated since dropping his Strikeforce strap in a five-round decision loss to “King” Mo Lawal in April 2010. In the time since, the “Dreamcatcher” has gone 4-0-1, the lone blemish coming in a controversial April 2011 draw with Keith Jardine. Mousasi returned to Strikeforce on Dec. 17 and earned a unanimous decision over rising prospect Ovince St. Preux.

A product of the lauded American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif., 31-year-old Kyle has competed for Strikeforce off and on since 2006, compiling a 3-3-1 record with the promotion. After a busy 2010 which saw “MAK” fight six times and win five, the Idaho native entered the cage only once in 2011, handing Brazilian prospect Marcos “Pezao” de Lima his first defeat via unanimous decision last September.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 5 days ago
  • 36 views

A look at the first UFC event of 2015, as light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier headline UFC 182 on January 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. I think it goes without saying that UFC 182 is read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC on Friday announced that a light heavyweight bout between top contenders Phil Davis and Ryan Bader would join the UFC on FOX 14 roster in Stockholm. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

A key light heavyweight bout has been added to UFC on Fox 14, as Phil Davis will take on Ryan Bader in Stockholm on Jan. 24. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 104 views

Apparently UFC light heavyweight champ and pound-for-pound kingpin Jon Jones believes in superstition—particularly when it pertains to his pre-fight rituals. "I would never bring my belt out to the c read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

Don't say he didn't warn you. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Alan Belcher is saying goodbye to the 185-pound weight class when he makes his Octagon return in summer 2015, opting fo read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson badly wants revenge against Jon Jones, which is why he's hoping he defeats Daniel Cormier in January. January 2015 is going to be a massive month read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

After announcing UFC veteran Anthony Njokuani as the headliner for Legacy FC 38, the February card now is complete with the addition of nine more pro bouts. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, Ne read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA will not keep light heavyweight veteran Joe Vedepo under contract in the wake of his arrest this past week in Iowa City, Iowa.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 views

Not really. But I guess Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones couldn't resist taking a shot at the promotion's decision to give former WWE superstar CM Punk a chanc read news >>