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Strikeforce: 'Melendez vs. Healy' poster first look for Jan. 12 Showtime event in Oklahoma City

Strikeforce today unveiled a sneak peek of its poster for the upcoming "Melendez vs. Healy" Showtime event, scheduled for the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Jan. 12, 2013. See it here!


Sorry to disappoint all you Dion Staring fans, but the upcoming Strikeforce poster for 'Melendez vs. Healy' features lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez taking on division number one contender Pat Healy, one of three planned title fights for the promotion's swan song on Jan. 12, 2013 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK.

"The Soldier" will still make the Showtime-televised main card when he battles Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion (and Jon Jones fan) Daniel Cormier.

Also putting their titles up for grabs are Nate Marquardt and Luke Rockhold. "The Great" will try to make his first (and only) title defense against Tarec Saffiedine while the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) fixture hopes to repel the attack of Lorenz Larkin.

No sign of Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronday Rousey, who may (or may not) be UFC-bound at the time of this writing.

Also rumored for the "Sooner State" is a 155-pound scrap between Ryan Couture and K.J. Noons. Stay tuned to for all the upcoming news and notes on Strikeforce: "Melendez vs. Healy" as they become available.