A 205-pound contest helping decide the future of the Strikeforce light heavyweight title has been signed for Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, as it appears Mike Kyle and Gegard Mousasi are slated for action against each other at the March 3 show coming from Columbus, Ohio. The main event will feature Miesha Tate defending her women’s title against Ronda Rousey. Kyle-Mousasi is expected to be the co-main event and could even be used to crown a new Strikeforce champion in the division.
The divisional title has been vacant since Dan Henderson signed with the UFC last year.
Kyle, who confirmed the fight through his Twitter account, is 19-8-1 overall and 3-3-1 in his Strikeforce career, having defeated Marcos Rogerio de Lima in his last bout. Mousasi is 3-1-1 with Strikeforce and has won five straight since dropping the title to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.
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MMATraining Take: This is really the only fight Strikeforce COULD make that was relevant in the division with Lawal out for steroid use and Rafael Cavalcante healing from injury. Should be a good match-up where Kyle might land a knockout shot (but is more likely to lose).