Strikeforce had hoped their final show would end on a high note by featuring three championship fights. That number has since dwindled to one, causing Strikeforce: Champions to be renamed. The January show is now titled Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.
The final card will be headlined by welterweight champion Nate Marquardt (32-10-2) defending his title against Tarec Saffiedine (13-3).
Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1) and Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (21-2) were expected to compete as well, but they pulled themselves from their respective fight due to lingering injuries. The two were scheduled to compete on the September and November card, but both shows were cancelled when the champion was injured.
The January show is expected to be the final Strikeforce card. It is not known who the UFC will absorb into their roster. The last show takes place January 12 from Oklahoma and will air on Showtime.
Below is the current fight card for the show:
MAIN CARD (SHOWTIME)
Strikeforce Welterweight Championship
Nate Marquardt (c) vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring
Heavyweight: Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino
Light Heavyweight: Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle
Middleweight: Ronaldo Souza vs. Lorenz Larkin
Lightweight: Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal
PRELIMINARY CARD (Showtime Extreme)
Middleweight: Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Smith
Middleweight: Roger Gracie vs. Anthony Smith
Lightweight: Ryan Couture vs. K.J. Noons
Lightweight: Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins
Lightweight: Estevan Payan vs. Michael Bravo