A planned August 21st bout between Erin “Steel” Toughill and Shana “Rock Solid” Olsen at Strikeforce: Houston could be postponed or possibly even cancelled as Toughill struggles to cut down to 145 pounds. Sources have confirmed with MMARising.com that a catchweight has been proposed.
Toughill has been scheduled to make her long-awaited Strikeforce debut on multiple occasions spanning nearly a year, but injuries and communication breakdowns have kept her off of cards. The outspoken former boxer also threatened to leave the promotion in March, but later reconsidered.
The planned fight between Toughill (10-2-1) and Olsen (4-0-0) was targeted for the main card of the Houston event, but Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker informed MMARising.com that the fight could be pushed back to September or October. He declined to get into specifics on the record, but additional sources have since indicated that the delay involves Toughill’s inability to cut to the 145-pound level in time for the fight. While a catchweight has been proposed, the same sources state that the fight is unlikely to proceed at a weight higher than 145 pounds.
Negotiations are ongoing and a resolution may be reached.
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