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Injury knocks Mike Kyle from bout at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey

The co-main event for March’s Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey card has hit a snag, as it appears Mike Kyle will not be able to face Gegard Mousasi due to damage sustained while training for the fight. Kyle (19-8-1) and Mousasi (32-3-2) were first expected to face off against one another last April before a hand injury knocked Kyle out of that bout too.

MMAJunkie was the first to report Kyle’s status.

A replacement for for the hard-hitting light heavyweight was not revealed nor is it known whether Strikeforce will seek a new opponent at all. The fight promotion is still without a champion at 205 pounds with Dan Henderson vacating the title last year to sign with the UFC.

Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey takes place March 3 from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The main event pits champion Miesha Tate against unbeaten Olympian Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight title.


  • MCM says:

    oh, oh….call up TBA he’s always good for an SF card.

    Seriously though, this sucks. I though Kyle had a good chance in this fight. Is Lawal still suspended or is that pending? Guess Gegard is off this card too.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Mousasi vs Condit? Or is Condit taking 4/5 of this year off in case he loses? Real championship material. Anyway Im sure ZUFFA will keep its real fighters in fights, Mousasi will prolly fight on this card.

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  • Sykotick says:

    Did Carlos Condit piss in your cheerios or something?? Look up his record, he IS championship material

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  • Rece Rock says:

    In scenarios like this I don’t understand why a UFC fighter who is ready on short notice and i need of a fight can’t just step in… it’s a win/ win.

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  • JabCrossHook says:

    wow not again, i wanted to see mousasi fight against a good striker, anyone see that sparring video of mousasi and gokhan saki? that kind of training will take mousasi to another level

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