by Mick Hammond – MMAWeekly.com
(Photo courtesy BodogFight)
After speculation that visa issues would keep her of the Aug. 13 Strikeforce Challengers Series single night women’s 135-pound tournament, it now appears that Carina Damm will make the show after all.
As confirmed by a recent message from Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz, “Carina is going to fight.”
Damm will now join Miesha Tate, Hitomi Akano, and Maiju Kujala in Phoenix for a single-elimination tournament designed to find an opponent for the winner of the upcoming 135-pound women’s championship fight between challenger Marloes Coenen and titleholder Sarah Kaufman.
While unconfirmed by Strikeforce, sources say that Alexis Davis was contacted to possibly step in for Damm if she was unable to secure a visa. It is not currently known if Davis may still be brought in as a replacement should an injury occur during the tournament.