Strikeforce is the promotion boasting the best female MMA fighters in the world. On August 13, in Pheonix, Arizona, an unprecedented event will take place. Taking center stage for the Grand Prix challenge will be Miesha Tate, Carina Damm, Hitomi Akano and Maiju Kujala.
The winner will place second in line for a shot at the middleweight belt. This Friday the divisional title will be up for grabs, when Sarah Kaufman faces off with Roxanne Modafferi. The winner of that bout will then go on to fight Marloes Coenen, and the winner of that one will face the tournament winner.
The female fights will kick off the August 13 broadcast with the tournament semifinals. The grand finale will take place shortly after the evening’s main event, between Joe Riggs and Louis Taylor. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker is confident in the tournament’s success:
“We are going to fast-track these four talented prospects in a quest to determine the best in this deep women’s division. Having all four women square off on one night with the chance to separate themselves from the pack is what Strikeforce Challengers is all about,” says Coker.