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Melvin Manhoef confirmed for “Strikeforce: Miami” on January 30

melvin manhoefThe most devastating knockout artist in the brief history of the sport is all set to make his promotional debut with Strikeforce in Miami.

FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently confirmed that Melvin Manhoef will be making his Strikeforce debut during “Strikeforce: Miami” through sources close to the fighter.

Manhoef will be throwing down for the first time under the Strikeforce banner during “Strikeforce: Miami”, which is set for January 30 from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, and will air live on Showtime, along with The Super Channel in Canada.

No opponent has been named for Manhoef as of this writing, but stay tuned to 5 Oz. as we continue to keep you up to date on everything “Strikeforce: Miami”.

The appropriately nicknamed “No Mercy” is widely regarded to be the most ferocious knockout artist the sport has ever seen, with twenty three of his twenty-four victories being finished by either KO or TKO. Manhoef has won seven of his last nine bouts, with his most recent victory coming over the highly regarded Kazuo Misaki during the year end “Dynamite!! 2009″ card.

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  • Guthookd says:

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  • Makington says:

    Why not Robbie Lawler like they were talking about? He didn’t have an opponent to fight just recently at Evolution so he has to be in shape and injury free. Not to mention there’s already been a lot of hype for this fight so it would be easy as pie to promote, and you’d be guaranteed KOotN, and FotN.

    I’m sure we’ll find out around the 25th though.

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  • Guthookd says:

    Lawlor. I didn’t think of him. You’re probably right. That is actually a great match up too. Both hard hitting strikers.

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  • Scottish_MMA_fan says:

    I could be wrong but im almost sure that there was a video on the ‘tube a few weeks ago with coker at the evolution post-presser talking about lawler and his removal from the card, and he said that he probably wouldnt be fighting on the miami card as he had a child on the way right around that time. I could be wrong though but i think thats what was said.

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  • Nick Havok says:

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  • Jstew3785 says:

    you give them too much credit Makington…. it’ll probably be at the weigh ins.

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  • Makington says:

    Haha sorry Jstew, thought I’d be nice.

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  • felrod says:

    Does anybody know if he is going to train at a more ground-centric gym than Mike’s for part of his training camp and which one it is?

    I’d like to see King Mo and Melvin at 205.

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  • Connor Cobain says:

    Ok note to Five Ounces of Pain. Please replace this picture because I always think hes going to rape me when I look at his picture. He’s one of those guy bikers you actually scarred of.

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  • Connor Cobain says:

    Sorry spell check, gay not guy and your not you.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    No opponent has been named for Manhoef …. what else is new?! SF’s tombstone will read TBA….

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  • JAI says:

    Great match-up I think. I’m almost 100% sure, that the judges WILL NOT be needed for this fight. Some one is going to SLEEP!!!

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  • Makington says:

    felrod: Does anybody know if he is going to train at a more ground-centric gym than Mike’s for part of his training camp and which one it is?I’d like to see King Mo and Melvin at 205.

    He has talked about how when he’s in America he trains at ATT, which he also said was tremendous for his ground game. He’s also said that when he trains at home, which is 99% of the time, he doesn’t do crap all for his ground game.

    I like seeing him at 185 though, he’s a little small for 205. Atleast at 185 he can muscle out of some takedowns, but at 205 it would be too easy.

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