Not only did Strikeforce lose a title fight due to Nick Diaz not taking his drug test, but now they’ll have to compete with the world’s largest MMA organization. The UFC announced earlier today that they will be re-broadcasting “several” fights from UFC 100 on Saturday night.
This isn’t the first time the UFC has decided to go up against a competitor with a free event. “Affliction: Banned” went up against an Ultimate Fight Night that featured Anderson Silva in its main event.
Brock Lesnar defeated Frank Mir via TKO in the main event at UFC 100 and Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his welterweight title against Thiago Alves.
The UFC was already scheduled to air “UFC’s Ultimate 100: Greatest Fights” on SpikeTV starting at 7PM on Saturday but will instead choose to air UFC 100, one of their highest grossing pay-per-view events of all-time.
Here’s the official list of the fights that will air on Saturday:
Heavyweight Championship Bout
Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
Alan Belcher vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Stephan Bonnar vs. Mark Coleman
Shannon Gurgerty vs. Matt Grice
Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien