After seven years in the MMA game and almost 30 years in combat sports, Strikeforce will hold its final event in early 2013.
It didn’t take long for the Scott Coker-run organization to fold after being purchased by the UFC’s parent company Zuffa LLC, and after the final two Strikeforce events of 2012 were cancelled, it was only a matter of time before Zuffa and Showtime pulled the plug.
With one last chance to make an impression in the MMA world, the organization attempted to pull out all the stops and feature all three of their male champions, plus the winner of the biggest tournament in Strikeforce history on the card.
However, nothing ever seems to go completely right for Scott Coker and Co., and with two months to go the card has already taken a major hit by losing lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez.
Even without Melendez, this card is must see television for MMA fans with talented fighters like Luke Rockhold, Nate Marquardt and Daniel Cormier all slated to compete, and it looks like Strikeforce is making sure their last event will be their biggest.