Strikeforce has yet to submit a promoter's license or seek a permit for an event on Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, but the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission still expects the event to take place.
OSAC representative Aleta Billings today told MMAjunkie.com that Strikeforce restated its intent to promote the card as recently as two weeks ago, but hasn't heard anything since.
Billings said a reasonable cutoff for the promotion to submit the paperwork is "a couple of read news >>
Strikeforce has canceled its planned Nov. 3 show in Oklahoma City after a string of injuries crippled the card. read news >>
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Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett has yet to be licensed to fight at "Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum." Of course, that's the case with eight other fighters on the card.
Susan Stanford, the public information officer for the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, today told MMAjunkie.com that Barnett is among those who have yet to meet the licensing requirements for the event.
However, the fighters have until 72 hours prior to the event - by 5 p.m. CT on May 15, to be exact - read news >>
Strikeforce's next show - also reportedly its final card - is official for Jan. 12, and tickets for the event go on sale next week.
"Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy," as first reported on Thursday by MMAjunkie.com, takes place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
The main card features three title fights, plus Strikeforce heavyweight tournament winner Daniel Cormier.
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Strikeforce has canceled its Nov. 3 event in Oklahoma City, the organization today announced.
Injuries to headliner Frank Mir, as well as co-headliner and middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, prompted the cancellation, officials stated in today's release.
While rumors of the organization's potential demise have swirled in recent weeks, Strikeforce and Showtime officials stated they plan to host the next Strikeforce event in January.
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Following a devastating string of injuries, Strikeforce has decided to cancel its upcoming Nov. 3 fight card scheduled for Oklahoma City, Okla., but will remain on Showtime with its next show planned for January 2013. read news >>
Strikeforce's next scheduled card continues to be slammed with injuries.
The latest is Sara McMann, who has been forced out of a fight with Liz Carmouche. MMAWeekly.com first reported the news, which MMAjunkie.com subsequently confirmed with sources close to the event.
Strikeforce's next show is set for Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City, though the event now is without three major fights, including the main and co-main events, due to injury.
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The upcoming Strikeforce show on Nov 3 continues to take hit after hit as Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann is the latest casualty to fall victim to injury and be forced out of her upcoming fight on the card. read news >>
After his July middleweight title fight setback, Tim Kennedy will return to work in November.
Kennedy is set to meet Trevor Smith when Strikeforce heads to Oklahoma City on Nov. 3. Company officials on Thursday announced the new fight booking.
The show takes place at Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City with a main card on Showtime and prelims on Showtime Extreme.
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Still reeling from the loss of main eventer Frank Mir, Strikeforce on Thursday added a new middleweight contest to its Nov. 3 event slated for Oklahoma City, Okla. read news >>
Strikeforce's November visit to Oklahoma now is official, and tickets for the event go on sale next week.
As first reported by USA TODAY SPORTS and MMAjunkie.com, heavyweight Daniel Cormier meets UFC crossover Frank Mir in the main event. And middleweight champ Luke Rockhold defends his belt against Lorenz Larkin in the co-main event.
"Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir" takes place Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The main card airs on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/PT) following p read news >>