The Daily Recap: Semtex-Misaki Meet at March Strikeforce, Ueda Narrowly Wins Shooto Farewell & More

Paul “Semtex” Daley. Photo by Esther Lin/ProElite.

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— Well-traveled veterans Paul "Semtex" Daley and Kazuo Misaski have signed on to face each other on the main card of Strikeforce's scheduled March 3 event at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Daley returns to Strikeforce after winning  two straight fights outside of the organization. His opponent, Misaki last defeated Akira Shoji via second-round TKO at DEEP's 53rd Impact event last April. []

— In his last bout before taking a spot in Bellator's upcoming eight-man bantamweight tourney this spring, former Shooto 132 lb. champion Masakatsu Ueda edged out heralded prospect Kyoji Horiguchi and took home a majority decision at Shooto's "Survivor Tournament Final" event on Sunday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. [Sherdog]

— Former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman has agreed to take on Alexis Davis in another bout set for Strikeforce's next event on March 3 in Columbus, Ohio. The promotion officially announced the bout on their "Rockhold vs. Jardine" broadcast on Saturday night. Kaufman has won two straight fights since losing her title to Marloes Coenen in October 2010. Davis rides a three-fight win streak, including victories over Julie Kedzie and Amanda Nunes under the Strikeforce banner, into the fight. [Five Ounces of Pain]

— Light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against UFC newcomer Caio Magalhaes at UFC 142 in Brazil later this month. The UFC has opted to remove Magalhaes from the card altogether and move forward with a total of ten bouts. It is unknown when Magalhaes will eventually make his promotional debut. []

— A lightweight bout between journeyman Keith Wisniewski and hard-hitting IFL veteran Chris Clements has been booked for UFC 145 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 24. Wisniewski fell in his return to the UFC, losing to Josh Neer via second-round doctor's stoppage in October. Newcomer Clements has knocked out UFC vets Rich Clementi and Jonathan Goulet in recent appearances. [MMA Weekly]


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