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by Sharon Sanghera, January 11, 2013

Photo Credit: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME


OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 11, 2013) – All fighters participating in Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE World Championship telecast made weight on Friday, just one day before they step into the cage at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) as part of a Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME® that begins this FridayJan. 11, and runs through SundayJan. 13 and is available in over 80 million households.



In the main event STRIKEFORCE Welterweight Champion and former UFC title contender Nate Marquardt, of Aurora, Colo., will defend his belt against the streaking Tarec Saffiedine, of Brussels, Belgium. 


In a co-featured fight, undefeated top heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, of San Jose, Calif., will square off with Dion Staring, of North Brabant, Netherlands, in a three-round heavyweight bout. 


In other fights on SHOWTIME, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, of Seattle, Wash., will face Nandor Guelmino, of Vienna, Austria, former STRIKEFORCE and Dream Light Heavyweight ChampionGegard Mousasi, of South Holland, Netherlands, will take on Mike Kyle, of San Jose, Calif., and former STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Champion Jacare Souza, of Manaus, Brazil, will face Ed Herman, of Portland, Ore.  Additional preliminary bouts will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 





Nate Marquardt – 170 Pounds

Tarec Saffiedine – 170 Pounds


Heavyweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Daniel Cormier – 230 Pounds

Dion Staring – 240 Pounds


Heavyweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Josh Barnett – 249 Pounds

Nandor Guelmino – 229


Light Heavyweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Gegard Mousasi – 205.5

Mike Kyle – 205


194-Pound Catchweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Jacare Souza – 193.25

Ed Herman – 193


PRELIMINARY CARD ON SHOWTIME EXTREME – 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast)


Lightweight Undercard Bout – 3 Rounds

KJ Noons – 156 Pounds

Ryan Couture – 155.25


Middleweight Undercard Bout – 3 Rounds

Tim Kennedy – 186 Pounds

Trevor Smith – 186 Pounds


Lightweight Undercard Bout – 3 Rounds

Pat Healy – 156 Pounds

Kurt Holobaugh – 156 Pounds


Middleweight Undercard Bout – 3 Rounds

Roger Gracie – 186 Pounds

Anthony Smith – 186 Pounds


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