As a means of establishing some faith on the part of fans after cancelling a second straight show, Strikeforce promised to deliver a stacked lineup this coming January. However, the organization didn’t provide any specifics at the time.
With more than a week having passed since the initial announcement, officials have decided to be a bit more forthcoming with information. According to CEO Scott Coker, the 2013 event will likely feature appearances from all of Strikeforce’s biggest stars including title-defenses from Gilbert Melendez, Ronda Rousey, Nate Marquardt, and Luke Rockhold. Daniel Cormier is also expected to grace the card.
Coker’s comments on the matter came in a conversation with MMAFighting.
Strikeforce was forced to axe a September outing as well as one expected to take place in November when a number of their prominent fighters went down with injury. The promotion’s lack of depth prevented new match-ups from being made that were acceptable in the eyes of Showtime executives who pulled the plug on airing either event.