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  • Fedor Emelianenko lands a shot on Fabricio Werdum during their Strikeforce bout Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, California. Wedum shocked the heavily favored Emelianenko with a first round submission.
    Fedor Emelianenko to compete in Strikeforce heavyweight tournament
    Jan. 5, 2011
    The man many consider the top heavyweight in the history of mixed martial arts is gearing up to make his return next month. Fedor Emelianenko (32-2) will star in Strikeforce World Grand Prix — Heavyweight Tournament, which will pit the MMA organization’s eight top heavyweights in a single-elimination competition.
  • 2010 World MMA Awards results
    Dec. 1, 2010
    The 2010 World MMA Awards took place inside The Pearl at The Palms Wednesday. Here is a list of the night's winners.
  • Paul Daley is pulled away from Dustin Hazelett's corner by Herb Dean at UFC 108 on Jan. 2, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena . Daley won by knockout in the first round.
    Following 'the incident,' Paul Daley happy to be with big promotion
    Nov. 23, 2010
    Paul Daley's cheap shot at Josh Koscheck following their welterweight bout at UFC 113 in May is so infamous now among the mixed-martial-arts community, the British striker needs to say only "the incident" to have everyone know what he's referring to.
  • Josh Thomson acknowledges supporters after his Strikeforce bout against Pat Healy on June 26, 2010 at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, Calif. Thomson won by submission in the third round.
    At 32, Josh Thomson admits he's thought about life after fighting
    Nov. 8, 2010
    Physically, Josh Thomson doesn't feel anywhere close to the end of his career. Mentally, however, the Strikeforce lightweight admits he looks back on everything he's accomplished in mixed martial arts and sometimes wonders, "What's left?"
  • Staph infection forces Ryan Couture off Strikeforce event
    Nov. 1, 2010
    It looks as though Ryan Couture’s attempt at his first professional winning streak may have to wait until 2011.
  • Nick Diaz decisions K.J. Noons in grudge match
    Oct. 9, 2010
    It took nearly three years, but Nick Diaz finally got his revenge over K.J. Noons. The Strikeforce welterweight champion avenged his only loss in his past 13 fights Saturday, defeating Noons by unanimous decision in a five-round title fight in San Jose, Calif.
  • Paul Daley, Scott Smith added to Strikeforce event in December
    Sept. 29, 2010
    A welterweight matchup between Paul Daley and Scott Smith has been added to the Strikeforce event on Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Strikeforce officials released the news Wednesday afternoon.
  • Injury forces Luke Rockhold to withdraw from October fight
    Sept. 22, 2010
    Rising Strikeforce prospect Luke Rockhold has been forced to pull out of a middleweight fight against Matt Lindland on Oct. 9 because of a shoulder injury he sustained while training. A welterweight bout between Tyron Woodley and Andre Galvao will replace the Rockhold-Lindland bout on the main card of the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II event in San Jose, Calif., which will be aired on Showtime.
  • Nick Diaz, K.J. Noons rematch scheduled for Oct. 9
    Aug. 25, 2010
    A welterweight championship bout between Nick Diaz and K.J. Noons will headline a previously announced Strikeforce event on Oct. 9 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The event will be co-headlined by the women’s welterweight championship fight between Sarah Kaufman and Marloes Coenen.
  • Muhammed King Mo Lawal falls to Rafael Cavalcante
    Aug. 22, 2010
    Saturday’s main event bout between Strikeforce light heavyweights Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal and Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante was a fairly technical affair through the first two rounds. A straight right from Cavalcante in the third round put an end to that.
  • Ryan Couture scores submission win in pro debut
    Aug. 14, 2010
    Ryan Couture got his professional mixed martial arts career off to a good start Friday, submitting 20-year-old Lucas Stark on the Strikeforce Challengers 10 card in Phoenix, Ariz. Couture, son of MMA legend Randy Couture, made his first professional fight a quick one, submitting Stark with a triangle choke just 75 seconds into the first round.
  • Bobby Lashley answers questions during a Strikeforce press conference in Miami Lakes, Fla. on Jan 12, 2010.
    Bobby Lashley eyes heavyweight title after Aug. 21 fight
    Aug. 11, 2010
    Fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem fill Strikeforce's heavyweight division with some of the biggest names in the sport. Undefeated prospect Bobby Lashley is ready to see where he ranks among them.
  • Randy Couture and his son Ryan pose for a photo at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas.
    Ryan Couture signs with Strikeforce, will debut in August
    July 29, 2010
    Strikeforce officials announced Thursday morning the signing of Las Vegas resident Ryan Couture, son of MMA legend Randy Couture, to a multi-fight deal.
  • Scott Coker says King Mo, Babalu Sobral will fight if 'push comes to shove'
    July 23, 2010
    Prior to a catchweight fight between Robbie Lawler and Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral on June 16 in Los Angeles, Strikeforce officials promised the winner of the fight would earn an immediate title shot in his respective division. The only problem was, the winner didn’t end up wanting one.
  • Jake Shields close to joining UFC welterweight division
    July 16, 2010
    Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields appears to be close to officially joining the UFC welterweight division. The news was posted on the website of Shields’s trainer, Cesar Gracie, Thursday night.
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