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Strikeforce is an American mixed martial arts organization. Strikeforce crowns champions in the lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions, and also women's welterweight (135 lb) and middleweight (145 lb) divisions.

File:Strikeforce World Title Belt.jpg
File:Strikeforce Women's belt.jpg

Strikeforce ChampionsEdit

Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

206 pounds (93 kg) to 265 pounds (120 kg)

No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 22x20px Alistair Overeem
def. Paul Buentello
November 16, 2007
Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives
San Jose, CA
The title was vacated on July 29, 2011 when Overeem was released from the organization.[1]

Light Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

186 pounds (84 kg) to 205 pounds (93 kg)

No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Bobby Southworth
def. Vernon White
December 8, 2006
Strikeforce: Triple Threat
San Jose, CA
2 22x20px Renato Sobral November 21, 2008
Strikeforce: Destruction
San Jose, CA
3 22x20px Gegard Mousasi August 15, 2009
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg
San Jose, CA
4 United States Muhammed Lawal April 17, 2010
Strikeforce: Nashville
Nashville, TN
5 22x20px Rafael Cavalcante August 21, 2010
Strikeforce: Houston
Houston, TX
6 United States Dan Henderson March 5, 2011
Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson
Columbus, OH

Middleweight ChampionshipEdit

171 pounds (78 kg) to 185 pounds (84 kg)

No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Frank Shamrock
def. Phil Baroni
June 22, 2007
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni
San Jose, CA
2 United States Cung Le March 29, 2008
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le
San Jose, CA
The title was vacated on September 17, 2009 when Le stepped down due to filming obligations.[2]
3 United States Jake Shields
def. Jason Miller
November 7, 2009
Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers
Hoffman Estates, IL
The title was vacated on July 1, 2010 when Shields left Strikeforce and signed with the UFC .[3]
4 22x20px Ronaldo Souza
def. Tim Kennedy
August 21, 2010
Strikeforce: Houston
Houston, TX

Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

156 pounds (71 kg) to 170 pounds (77 kg)

No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Nick Diaz
def. Marius Žaromskis
January 30, 2010
Strikeforce: Miami
Sunrise, FL
The title was vacated on June 9, 2011 so Diaz could challenge for the UFC title.[4]

Lightweight ChampionshipEdit

146 pounds (66 kg) to 155 pounds (70 kg)

No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States Clay Guida
def. Josh Thomson
March 10, 2006
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie
San Jose, CA
2 United States Gilbert Melendez June 9, 2006
Strikeforce: Revenge
San Jose, CA
3 United States Josh Thomson June 27, 2008
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson
San Jose, CA
United States Gilbert Melendez
def. Rodrigo Damm for interim title
April 11, 2009
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
San Jose, CA
4 United States Gilbert Melendez (2)
(def. Josh Thomson for undisputed title)
December 19, 2009
Strikeforce: Evolution‎
San Jose, CA

Women's DivisionEdit

Women's Featherweight ChampionshipEdit

136 pounds (62 kg) to 145 pounds (66 kg)

Formerly known as the Women's Middleweight Championship and the Women's Lightweight Championship

No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 22x20px Cristiane Santos
def. Gina Carano
August 15, 2009
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg
San Jose, CA

Women's Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

126 pounds (57 kg) to 135 pounds (61 kg)

Formerly known as the Women's Welterweight Championship and the Women's Featherweight Championship

No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 22x20px Sarah Kaufman
def. Takayo Hashi
February 26, 2010
Strikeforce Challengers: Kaufman vs. Hashi
San Jose, CA
2 22x20px Marloes Coenen October 9, 2010
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II
San Jose, CA
3 United States Miesha Tate July 30, 2011
Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson
Hoffman Estates, IL

Defunct ChampionshipsEdit

Middleweight U.S. ChampionshipEdit

170 pounds (77 kg) to 185 pounds (84 kg)

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Eugene Jackson
def. Ronald Jhun
December 8, 2006
Strikeforce: Triple Threat
San Jose, CA

Lightweight U.S. ChampionshipEdit

145 pounds (66 kg) to 155 pounds (70 kg)

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Josh Thomson
def. Nam Phan
December 8, 2006
Strikeforce: Triple Threat
San Jose, CA

TournamentsEdit

Weight Division Champion Runner-up Date Location Event
Middleweight 22x20px Jorge Santiago 22x20px Trevor Prangley November 17, 2007 San Jose, California Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives
Women's Welterweight United States Miesha Tate 22x20px Hitomi Akano August 13, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona Strikeforce Challengers: Riggs vs. Taylor
Heavyweight

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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