Marquardt expecting immediate title shot in Strikeforce

Monday, April 16, 2012

In February, it was announced that Marquardt’s first fight for Strikeforce would be opposite welterweight contender Tyron Woodley. According to a recent interview Marquardt had with “Inside MMA,” the fight will be for the vacant 170-pound belt

“It’s the best outcome I could have imagined, with all this. Like I said. Back with Zuffa. Back in a title fight for my first fight back, it’s amazing. From what I understand, that’s who I’ll be fighting is Tyron Woodley. I also understand it’s gonna be a five round title fight for the 170 pound title. You know, he’s a smart fighter, but at the same time, I have a lot more experience than him. It’s gonna be my fight to dictate where it goes.

It certainly makes for a dramatic twist.

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