The Week in MMA: January 23-30


Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

Strikeforce held its first large-scale event of 2011 on Saturday night, featuring another card filled with entertaining fights and exciting finishes.

Nick Diaz retained his Strikeforce welterweight title with a hard-fought submission win over Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza remained on top of the promotion's middleweight division, forcing a tap from Robbie Lawler in their championship bout.

Headlines and rumored and announced bouts from the past week can be seen after the jump.

Headlines

Coker: Henderson-Feijao Official for March, April Venue Soon
Diaz, Jacare Retain Strikeforce Belts

Wagner Stops Sylvia in 32 Seconds at TFC 1
Report: Former PRIDE Staffers Planning Lightweight GP for May

HDNet to Air “Fedor vs Silva” Prelims, Stevenson-Castillo & More

Reis Confirmed for Bellator’s Fourth Season

London to Play Host to First Non-UFC Show in Ontario

Announced & Rumored Bouts

James Irvin vs Mike Crisman (Gladiator Challenge, Jan 29)
Igor Gracie vs John Salgado (Strikeforce, Feb 12)
John Cholish vs Marc Stevens (Strikeforce, Feb 12)
Edgar Garcia vs Mark Moreno (Tachi Palace Fights, Feb 18)
Paul Daley vs Yuya Shirai (BAMMA, Feb 26)
Joe Stevenson vs Danny Castillo (UFC, March 3)
Dave Branch vs Rouismar Palhares (UFC, March 3)
Rafael Natal vs Alessio Sakara (UFC, March 3)
Steve Cantwell vs Cyrille Diabate (UFC, March 3)
Rafael Feijao vs Dan Henderson (Strikeforce, March 5)
Jay Hieron vs Steve Carl (Bellator, March 5)
Jim Wallhead vs Rick Hawn (Bellator, March 5)
Jon Madsen vs Mike Russow (UFC, March 29)
Gegard Mousasi vs Mike Kyle (Strikeforce, April 9)
Pablo Garza vs Yves Jabouin (UFC, April 30)
Claude Patrick vs Daniel Roberts (UFC, April 30)
Mamoru Yamaguchi vs John Dodson (Tachi Palace Fights, May 9)

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