Showtime Sends Strikeforce Off in Freebie Fashion

Written by Tom Ngo
January 7th, 2013

Strikeforce Daniel Cormier

Are you planning to watch Strikeforce’s finale on Showtime? Well, how about if Showtime was offering the event for $FREE.99?

The premium cable channel will be sending Strikeforce off in freebie fashion by offering a free-preview weekend that starts Friday night and runs through Sunday night. Strikeforce plays its swan song on Saturday.

Showtime has approximately 22 million paid subscribers. However, with their gratis offering, roughly 58 million more homes will be able to watch this weekend’s action.

As customary with all mixed martial arts events on Showtime, only fans with access to an east coast feed will be able to see the scraps live.

Showtime Extreme will broadcast four of the event’s prelims beginning at 8PM ET/PT, while Showtime airs the main card at 10PM ET/PT.

The night’s first two bouts won’t be made available for live viewing.

“Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” takes place inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(Pictured: Daniel Cormier)

Here is the show’s official agenda:

Preliminary Card:


Estevan Payan vs. Michael Bravo

Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins

(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)

Ryan Couture vs. K.J. Noons

Trevor Smith vs. Tim Kennedy

Roger Gracie vs. Anthony Smith

Pat Healy vs. Kurt Holobaugh

Main Card:

(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)

Ed Herman vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza*

Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi

Nandor Guelmino vs. Josh Barnett

Danie Cormier vs. Dion Staring

Tarec Saffiedine vs. Nate Marquardt (Strikeforce welterweight champion)

* – 194-pound catchweight bout

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