Sara McMann out of Strikeforce’s Nov. 3 event
The injury bug continues to take apart the Strikeforce event that is scheduled for Nov. 3, in Oklahoma City.
Undefeated Sara McMann, who was supposed make her Strikeforce debut against Liz Carmouche at the event, had to withdraw from the fight due to injury.
McMann, who is silver medalist in women’s wrestling, is the third fighter to withdraw from the event. Former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir, who was supposed to face Daniel Cormier in a UFC-Strikeforce crossover fight, had to back out of the match due to injury.
Strikeforce Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was set to defend his title against Lorenz Larkin. Rockhold, like Mir and McMann was injured prior to the fight.
This is not the first time injuries have affected a Strikeforce event. Strikeforce Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez had to pull out of his lightweight title match against Pat Healy on Sept. 29. After Melendez was injured, Showtime decided to pull the plug on the September event.
Since then, the fighters who were originally going to fight at the Melendez vs. Healy event were compensated by the promotion.
Cat Zingano, who was supposed to face Amanda Nunes at the Melendez vs. Healy event, was moved to the Invicta FC 3 card on Oct. 6, where she defeated Raquel Pennington by submission in the second round. At this time, no other fighters from the event have been scheduled replacement matches.
Carmouche, Cormier and Larkin have not been given replacement opponents for their matches.
Neither Showtime nor Strikeforce made any official announcement in regards to the event.