The search to find a top contender in the Strikeforce women's welterweight (135-pound) division will start and finish with a one night, four-woman tournament on Aug 13 in Phoenix.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker appeared on MMAWeekly.com Radio and said that the company is planning two tournaments: one in the 135-pound weight class and another in the 145-pound weight class, but the lower weight division will go first.
"It will be in August," Coker confirmed for the 135-pound tournament.
The other big piece of news, beyond the victor earning a shot at the winner of the upcoming bout between current champion Sarah Kaufman and challenger Roxanne Modafferi, is the announcement that it will be a one-night tournament. The top four contenders in the division will be paired up and battle it out until only one is left standing.
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