It was reported here earlier today that Strikeforce was considering arranging a spring title fight between Victoria, B.C. based Sarah Kaufman (10-0) and Tokyo, Japan's Takaya Hashi for the women's 135lb. title. Now a firm date has been announced on the official site of Strikeforce's longtime broadcast partner, Showtime Sports.
According to Showtime, Kaufman vs. Hashi will serve as the co-main event on Strikeforce Challengers: Prangley vs. Amoussou on February, 26th. The show will air at 11PM ET/PT. See the full announced fight card below:
- Trevor Prangley (22-5) vs. Karl Amoussou (11-2-1)
- Sarah Kaufman (10-0) vs. Takayo Hashi (12-1)
- Luke Rockhold (6-1) vs. Paul Bradley (12-1)
- Jame Terry (7-1) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (7-2)
- Raul Castillo (6-0) vs. Yancy Medeiros (4-0)
- Unfortunately, almost no Canadians receive the Showtime network. In Canada, the fights will be broadcast on Superchannel, but the majority of Canadians do not get that premium cable station either.
- More on this story as it develops.