Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley Official for Strikeforce Title in July



Strikeforce will finally crown a new welterweight champion come July 14 as Tyron Woodley faces former UFC fighter Nate Marquardt.

MMAWeekly.com first reported the title fight earlier in May, and on Saturday night Strikeforce officials confirmed the bout for the upcoming show in Portland, Ore.

Woodley comes into the fight with an undefeated record and a pedigree in wrestling from the University of Missouri.

He will face his stiffest test as he squares off with former UFC middleweight title contender Nate Marquardt with the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title on the line.

This will be Marquardt’s first fight at 170lbs after he was originally supposed to debut last year in the UFC in his new weight class, but a drug testing issue cost him a fight and his job at the time in the UFC.

Marquardt had undergone testosterone replacement therapy, but his testosterone levels were outside the guidelines of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission and thus he was removed from his fight. Subsequently, the UFC released Marquardt for the infraction.

Now signed to Strikeforce instead, Marquardt will get another shot under the Zuffa umbrella as he faces Tyron Woodley in July with the welterweight title on the line.

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