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welterweight champion and seasoned UFC® veteran Nate Marquardt will defend his title against current number one contender Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday, Jan. 12 as STRIKEFORCE® visits Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. In the night’s co-main event, Oklahoma State University All-American wrestler and STRIKEFORCE Grand Prix heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier takes on kickboxing veteran Dion Staring. The event will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) as part of the premium network’s Free Preview Weekend whereby more than 80 million households nationwide will have access to SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND and more.

This will mark the final STRIKEFORCE event on SHOWTIME.

• Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett meets Austrian powerhouse Nandor Guelmino
• Former light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi takes on the heavy-handed Mike Kyle
• Former middleweight champ “Jacare” Souza faces UFC star Ed Herman
• Top lightweight contender Pat Healy will be in action against an opponent yet to be determined
• Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Roger Gracie takes on talented striker Anthony Smith at middleweight
• U.S. Army Ranger Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Smith in a fight involving top middleweights
• Elite kickboxer KJ Noons meets second-generation star Ryan Couture in a lightweight matchup
• Cincinnati’s Jorge Gurgel is set to battle Brazilian prospect Adriano Martins at lightweight
• At lightweight, winner of four straight Estevan Payan vs. Team Alpha Male’s Michael Bravo


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Post #1   12/20/12 8:53:23PM   

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Jacare vs Herman should be flippin awesome!!!! Couldn't care less about the other fights though tbh

Post #2   12/20/12 8:55:13PM   

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Herman vs Souza is interesting. Would have liked Larkin vs Souza better but this should be a fun fight either way.

Jacare should beat Ed here but if can do it in dominating fashion it'll prove he's going to be a force in the UFC.

Pretty pumped for this event overall!

Post #3   12/20/12 9:00:30PM   

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Herman is very good himself and I think he has a shot at winning the match.

Post #4   12/20/12 9:39:10PM   

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Posted by DrivenDavies15

Herman vs Souza is interesting. Would have liked Larkin vs Souza better but this should be a fun fight either way.

Jacare should beat Ed here but if can do it in dominating fashion it'll prove he's going to be a force in the UFC.

Pretty pumped for this event overall!

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Post #5   12/20/12 9:49:52PM   

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pretty good considering something like 4 fights were scrapped. I'm pretty sure Noons isn't an "elite" anything but they gotta put something for hype

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Post #6   12/20/12 11:17:30PM   

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heman vs jacare! SICK cross over match

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Trevor Smith

Big fan of Kennedy though.

Post #8   12/21/12 1:24:49AM   

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I actually think this card is pretty damn good.

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Post #9   12/21/12 2:47:33AM   

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They had a good run, 'ol Strikeforce. Definitely put on some classic cards

Post #10   12/21/12 3:21:58AM   

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Jacare/Herman is the only high level, competitive fight

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Make it a 6 fight main event

Post #12   12/21/12 8:06:32AM   

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Posted by DeadHead988

Jacare vs Herman should be flippin awesome!!!! Couldn't care less about the other fights though tbh



Why is everyone sleeping on Moussassi Kyle? That's the fight I'm waiting for. The Sponge Marquardt fight could be super chill too if Nate doesn't turn it into a wrestling match.

Also why does it say full line up when they don't even have an opponent for Healy?

Post #13   12/21/12 10:37:57AM   

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Posted by Bubbles

pretty good considering something like 4 fights were scrapped. I'm pretty sure Noons isn't an "elite" anything but they gotta put something for hype

I was thinking the same thing about Herman being a star

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Post #14   12/21/12 2:07:20PM