Fighters who were scheduled to compete for Strikeforce on Saturday will still be compensated, despite the cancellation of the company’s “Melendez vs. Healy” card. read news >>
With the last-minute cancellation of Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy, many fighters are left scrambling. One fighter that has already landed a new gig is Cat Zingano. read news >>
Fighters left in the lurch following the cancellation of "Strikeforce:
Melendez vs. Healy" will be compensated, MMAjunkie.com has learned.
Jorge Gurgel, Pat Healy, Adriano Martins, Jorge Santiago, Josh Thomson and Yuri Villefort were among those confirmed to have been promised at least partial pay, and additional sources confirmed the promotion is planning to compensate all 19 athletes who were left without a fight.
The exact amount issued to each fighter was not disclosed, but sources
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Daniel Cormier has his final fight set for Strikeforce while lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez looks to defend his belt again in January. read news >>
It appears that fighters from the cancelled "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" event are being financially compensated by Zuffa. read news >>
Gilbert Melendez, Pat Healy, Gian Villante and Guto Inocente, as well as Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, fielded questions from the media on the Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy media conference call on Tuesday. read news >>
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Back in 2011, Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC, purchased Strikeforce. As soon as news broke, people began to speculate on what this would mean for the future of both organizations and for the fighters in them. After the deal, Strikeforce ran 17 events, including six of the Strikeforce Challengers series and the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. In addition, it adopted the unified rules of MMA and standardized the women's weight classes. Then, following Strikeforce's final show in Jan read news >>
MMAjunkie.com Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC fighters Gilbert Melendez, Pat Healy and Patrick Cote. read news >>
The competition continues to stiffen for lightweight Ryan Couture.
Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com that Couture is set to meet onetime welterweight title challenger K.J. Noons at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy."
The bout is likely to serve on the Showtime Extreme-televised preliminary card of the event, which takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Main-card fights, including three title bouts, air on Showtime.
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Cat Zingano is going from Invicta FC 3 to "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" back to Invicta FC 3.
Zingano initially was slated to fight Leslie Smith at Invicta FC 3 before a Nov. 3 Strikeforce booking with Amanda Nunes took precedence.
However, with the Strikeforce event's recent cancellation, Zingano now has replaced injured Kim Connor-Hamby and meets fellow bantamweight Raquel Pennington at the all-female fight card.
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In five days, Gilbert Melendez was set to once again put his Strikeforce lightweight title on the line, but instead he's going to be starting rehabilitation and recovery on a separated shoulder. read news >>