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Strikeforce Releases Paul Daley

Written on June 11, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has been actively seeking to be released from his contract with Strikeforce

British welterweight Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley finally gets his wish granted last Sunday. Daley has been released from his contract with Strikeforce promotions.

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Strikeforce: ‘Tate vs. Rousey’ Results

Written on March 05, 2012 by Markham Mencken

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Rousey submits Tate, takes women's bantamweight title.

Strikeforce Women’s Division has a new bantamweight champion. Ronda ‘Rowdy’ Rousey emerged as the big winner of Saturday’s ‘Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey’ which took place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Rousey, who won with a first-round armbar submission against former champ Miesha Tate, now holds the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight title with record of 5 wins and zero losses.

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Nate Marquardt, to Debut for BAMMA 8 in December

Written on September 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Nate Marquardt is heading to BAMMA 8 this December, following his release from UFC.

Following his UFC release last June, Nate Marquardt will make a debut on December 10 for BAMMA 8. However, no opponent has been named by the organization yet.

With BAMMA 8 yet to take place in Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England, BAMMA 7 will kick off this Saturday. And chances are high that if Paul Daley beats Jordan Radev, the former will welcome Nate Marquardt in the cage.

In relation to BAMMA 7, the promotion announced that fans outside of UK will be able to watch the tournament on Facebook. UK fans can also watch the main card on Syfy, while Canadian fans can view the event on The Fight Network. BAMMA 7 will be headlined by Frank Trigg and Jim Wallhead.

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Tyron Woodley, Calling for a Title Shot

Written on August 01, 2011 by Lulu

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After defeating Paul Daley via unanimous decison, Tyron Woodley is now calling for a title shot in Strikeforce.

After winning over Paul Daley via a unanimous decision, Strikeforce welterweight – Tyron Woodley – is aiming for a title shot.

The Missouri native wrestler may have been on the precipice of that goal, but defeating a former title contender appears to be have pushed him over the edge into title contention. Tyron Woodley admits that having a title shot is the only thing that could make him happy.

Watch Tyron Woodley’s post fight interview after the cut courtesy of MMAweekly.com.

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Nate Marquardt is Free to Fight Again

Written on July 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Earlier last Wednesday, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission lifted Nate Marquardt's suspension. Now, he's fearing up to get back to action.

Following what Nate Marquardt admits to be the most difficult part of his MMA career, the fighter can’t wait to return in active competition. And while UFC President, Dana White, announced that his career in the Octagon is over, he is still hopeful that he’ll come back to the promotion someday. But for now, he just want to let his future opponents – Ben Askren, B.J. Penn, Paul Daley and Hector Lombard – know that he’s listening.

Nate Marquardt’s troubles began in June, when PSAC forbids him to fight against Rick Story due to elevated testosterone level. The commission then suspended the fighter, followed by his release from UFC. But earlier last Wednesday, the PSAC lifted Nate Marquardt’s suspension. That said, the middleweight fighter is now free to book his next contest.

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Paul Daley vs Cyborg Santos, Set for Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson

Written on June 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Following last Saturday's Overeem vs Werdum match, the Strikeforce matchmakers penciled a welterweight clash between Paul Daley and Cyborg Santos next month.

Last Saturday, Strikeforce officials announced that a welterweight duel between Paul Daley and Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos will be part of the upcoming Fedor vs Henderson card. With the Paul Daley vs Cyborg Santos likely to be part of the main card, the upcoming event will kick off on July 30 at the Sears Center Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Paul Daley will be returning in the cage after this April loss against current welterweight champion, Nick Diaz. But prior to his TKO Loss, Paul Daley won eight of his nine bouts, with his sole defeat coming from Josh Koscheck at UFC 113. Meanwhile, Evangelista Santos is also coming from a loss against Nick Diaz. His January title match marred his two-fight win streak from Marius Zaromski and Daniel Zarate.

Also in the card is a women’s title fight between reigning champ, Marloes Coenen, and top contender, Meisha Tate. Marloes Coenen will defend her title for the second time, after snatching the title from Liz Carmouche last March.

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Coker Thanks UFC for Sale Surge on “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley”

Written on March 26, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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"I think they definitely made an impact on ticket sales over the weekend as that commercial ran." ---Scott Coker, Strikeforce President

According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, UFC gave boost to “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” promotion.

This Wednesday, Coker told MMA site MMAJunkie, that the first Strikeforce commercial to air on a UFC broadcast made a big difference in ticket sales for the event. Executives believe that as the promo continues, it will drive higher sales when the final tallies are in.

“We’re right around 4,000,” Coker said of current ticket sales.

“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” will meet its spectators this April 9 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego and airs live on Showtime. It will feature a fight between Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz and challenger Paul Daley. Both came from the UFC umbrella.

UFC first aired a commercial for the event during last Saturday’s UFC 128 broadcast.

Coker said Strikeforce benefits greatly from the UFC’s stint on television and social media.

“I think they definitely made an impact on ticket sales over the weekend as that commercial ran,” he said. “They have the ability to get the consumer that purchases MMA. As you know, their Facebook (page) has five million (friends), and their Twitter is 1.2 million. They just get to a lot of people really quick about events that are happening.

“It’s a good thing. It’s a lot more than we had.”

And that could lead to bigger numbers in television viewer-ship and live attendance.

“I believe this fight can do 8,000 to 10,000 people,” Coker said.

Among its 46 events to date, Strikeforce has topped the 10,000 attendance mark just eight times.

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Paul Daley Talks About Nick Diaz at MMAHQ

Written on March 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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During an exclusive interview at MMAHQ, Paul Daley said that he will crash Nick Diaz. Can he really beat the champion?

Strikeforce were able to make huge fights for the past few months, and it seems they’re not taking a halt with their April 9 card. Kicking off at San Diego, California, the promotion’s upcoming event will green lit a Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley championship fight.

Paul Daley is coming from a first round knockout win over Yuya Shirai at BAMMA 5. And with the Strikeforce’s event fast approaching in just a couple of weeks, the UK wrecking machine took the time to talk with the people at MMAHQ.

An excerpt of the exclusive interview is available after the break.

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Coker Confirms Strikeforce April 9 Event

Written on March 02, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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It's confirmed! No Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix on April 9. But fans are in for Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley and Gilbert Melendez vs Tastuya Kawajiri title bouts.

Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker, confirmed that the second Heavyweight Grand Prix will be postponed until June 18. According to his prepared statement, the reason for such delay was to properly capitalize on the success of its Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva.

In addition to this, Scott Coker revealed that the April 9 event will feature two title fights instead. Nick Diaz will defend welterweight belt against Paul Daley, while lightweight champ – Gilbert Melendez – will meet Tatsuya Kawajiri.

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Daley vs Scott, Set for December Strikeforce

Written on September 30, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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After being an UFC outcast, Semtex is set to face Hand of Steel on Strikeforce December 4 event. Both came from a bumpy MMA career, and aims to get to their destination.

The controversial British fighter, Paul Daley, is set to make his Strikeforce debut after being banished by UFC. According to multiple sources, he has verbally agreed to fight on December 4 in St. Louis versus Scott Smith. Though Scott “Hand of Steel” Smith is making a move down and Paul “Semtex” Daley is having trouble going under 171 pounds, the match will take place in a welterweight division.

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