On the same day that Strikeforce announced a stacked card for Jan. 12 that features three title fights and the return of Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier, even bigger news has been revealed.

According to a report from TMZ (which has since been confirmed by others), Strikeforce’s 135-pound women’s champion Ronda Rousey is officially headed to the UFC. The former Olympic judo medalist becomes the first female fighter in the promotion’s history.

But that’s not all.

The event in Oklahoma City on Jan. 12 will be Strikeforce’s curtain call.

Rousey is the only current Strikeforce title holder not under contract for the event, as lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez takes on Pat Healy, welterweight kingpin Nate Marquardt battles Tarec Saffiedine and middleweight champ Luke Rockhold faces off with Lorenz Larkin.

Heavyweight Daniel Cormier, who claimed the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix in May, was already expected to move to the UFC following his bout with Dutchman Dion Staring, but with the promotion closing entirely, that is all but a certainty now.

The news of the promotion’s demise is hardly a surprise to those that have followed the promotion over the past few months. A Sept. 29 event was scrapped just a week beforehand after Melendez suffered a shoulder injury during training. Then a wrist injury to Rockhold forced the cancellation of a Nov. 3 event just weeks later.

Strikeforce and Showtime officials vowed to return in January with a stacked card, and while they appear to have held up that promise, it will be the swan song of the Zuffa-owned fight company. Officials from the company and broadcast partner Showtime have yet to officially announce the news, but an official release is expected in the coming week.

Photo: Strikeforce Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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