With just over two weeks until the Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" event in Columbus, Ohio, promotion officials will ask Gegard Mousasi to step down, with little time to find him a replacement for Mike Kyle, who was forced to withdraw from the March 3 extravaganza due to injury.
Smith (17-9) is no stranger to bright lights and big cities; however, "Hands of Steel" has been on a dramatic downturn as of late, dropping three straight fights and getting pasted in two of those three defeats. He'll need that big game experience to handle Sayers (5-2), who turned some heads with his knockout finish over Antwain Britt back in November.
Here's a look at the revamped Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" fight card and line-up.
135 lbs.: Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey
Main card (Showtime):
Preliminary card (Showtime Extreme):
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