A day before big brother UFC hosts an interim welterweight title tilt between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit, Strikeforce tried to steal some shine by announcing the five showcase fights that will appear in their next event.
“Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” takes place March 3rd inside Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate defends her crown against Ronda Rousey in the main attraction.
A light heavyweight shoot out between former champ Gegard Mousasi and Mike Kyle serves as the night’s co-featured contest.
K.J. Noons vs. Josh Thomson, Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Derek Brunson round out the main card.
Showtime Extreme broadcasts the preliminary fights at 8PM ET/PT. Showtime will air the main bouts at 10PM ET/PT.
Here is “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey’s” updated agenda:
(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)
Ryan Couture vs. Conor Heun
Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers
Caros Fodor vs. Pat Healy
Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis
(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Derek Brunson
Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki
K.J. Noons vs. Josh Thomson
Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion)