Strikeforce Closing Shop After January Card


Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US Presswire

It appears Strikeforce has finally decided to call it quits after several cards as of late have fell threw and were forced to be cancelled.  The last official Strikeforce card will be held on January 12.  This has been a long time coming for Strikeforce ever since being acquired by the UFC.

This move makes the most sense because now UFC can acquire champions such as Luke Rockhold and Daniel Cormier in hopes of making their brand that much stronger.  Their last card seems to be a compelling one because they have several fights that feature their current champions.  Here is a list of fights that have been booked:

Main Event (Lightweight): Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy

Main Card (Middleweight): Luke Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin

(Welterweight): Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine

(Heavyweight): Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring

Not such a bad card in terms of relevancy and where the fighters go if they win.  Fighters on this card will surely try to perform at their best because each want to come into the UFC off a win in order to build their brand.  Now we will finally have the ability to see fighters such as Gilbert Melendez, Luke Rockhold, and Daniel Cormier compete inside the UFC.

We can see how they match up with some of the best in each of their respective divisions, and it will also allow them to make more money.  Fighters deserve to get paid, and now these big names will have may opportunities to build their name up in the biggest promotion in MMA.