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Strikeforce Prelims to Air Live on HDNet Feb 12th

Loot2011-01-31 06:18:31 +0000 #1
More free fights = thumbs up from me!


The preliminary card for next month's "Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva" event will air live on HDNet.

HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon today confirmed the plans with ( ). The high-definition cable station added the broadcast to its schedule on Thursday.

The event takes place Feb. 12 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., and features the first half of the quarterfinals for the promotion's eight-man heavyweight grand prix, including a Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva headliner.

The night's main card airs on Showtime.

Simon said HDNet and HDNet Fights will amp up their offerings in 2011, and its weekly MMA news show will travel to major events.

"(It) depends on the event, but we are open to airing prelims from Strikeforce, UFC or any major event," Simon said in an email. "You will see 'Inside MMA' on the road quite a bit this year as well coming live from weigh-ins."

Four fights currently are targeted for the event's preliminary card. reported the most recent two – welterweights Igor Gracie (2-2 MMA, 0-0 SF) vs. John Salgado (3-4-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) and lightweights Marc Stevens (12-5 MMA, 0-0 SF) vs. John Cholish (5-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) – on Thursday.

The latest card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Showtime)

* Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva (heavyweight-tournament quarterfinals)

* Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov (heavyweight-tournament quarterfinals)

* Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)

* Valentijn Overeem vs. Ray Sefo (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)

* Chad Griggs vs. Gian Villante (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)


* Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado

* Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish

* Josh LaBerge vs. Anthony Leone*

* Jason McLean vs. Kevin Roddy*

bhorrrr2011-01-31 06:21:42 +0000 #2
chomping at the bit for... wait... wait... who are these people?
Loot2011-01-31 07:05:52 +0000 #3

Originally Posted by bhorrrr

chomping at the bit for... wait... wait... who are these people?

That's harsh remember Marc Stevens.....He's the guy that got choked out twice on TUF.
fightfan802011-01-31 07:03:36 +0000 #4
Brutal guys

I know it's hard to get excited about no-namers... but everybody's got to start somewhere.

(Seems like Bellator has a premium on pretty talented no-namers at the moment).



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