Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday’s Event in Sacramento


Las Vegas, Nevada – Strikeforce announced this evening that its event planned for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. has been cancelled. Strikeforce Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, who was set to defend his title against Pat Healy, sustained an injury in training that forced his withdrawal from the card.

Without the Melendez-Healy title bout, Showtime, which determines which fights are televised on the premium network, decided that it would not air Saturday’s scheduled event.

“When Showtime informed us that it would not be airing the event, we made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s card in Sacramento,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. “Without a television partner, we simply could not move forward with this event. We wish Gilbert a speedy recovery and will work diligently and quickly to reschedule the fighters affected by this news on upcoming cards.”
Refunds for tickets purchased are available at point of sale.

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy

2 Responses to “ Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday’s Event in Sacramento ”

  1. Marc-Andre Drolet says:

    Bush league

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  2. Bobby Karimi says:


    They should amalgamate Strikeforce into UFC already.

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