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‘Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine’ Fight Card Filling Up Fast

Written by Tom Ngo
November 30th, 2012
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Courtesy of a vicious visit from the injury bug, “Strikeforce: Champions” has been quickly renamed “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.” While the once-promising fight card now features just one title tilt instead of three, the roster is coming along quite nicely.

The January 12th event, which is heavily rumored to be Strikeforce’s final show, showcases a championship affair between Nate Marquardt (Pictured) and challenger Tarec Saffiedine.

Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma hosts the festivities.

Showtime Extreme will broadcast the night’s prelims at 8PM ET/PT, while Showtime airs the main card at 10PM ET/PT.

Here are the athletes expected to perform in OKC:

Estevan Payan vs. Michael Bravo

Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins

Ryan Couture vs. K.J. Noons

Trevor Smith vs. Tim Kennedy

Roger Gracie vs. Anthony Smith

Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal

Nandor Guelmino vs. Josh Barnett*

Lorenz Larkin vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi

Danie Cormier vs. Dion Staring

Tarec Saffiedine vs. Nate Marquardt (Strikeforce welterweight champion)

* – Not officially announced

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