HDNet to Air All “Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals” Preliminary Bouts Live

Written by Tom Ngo
August 23rd, 2011

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While most of the MMA world is on travel to Brazil for Saturday’s UFC 134 fiesta, Strikeforce was busy striking a deal with HDNet to broadcast all four preliminary bouts for “Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals” live at 8PM ET/5PM PT on September 10th.

“As we continue to showcase some of the sport’s up-and-coming talent on our prelims, we’re excited to be able to air them live on HDNet,” said Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker. “We’re excited to give Strikeforce fans even more access to great fights.”

In addition, HDNet’s Inside MMA crew will be on location to air the event’s official weigh-ins the day prior to the fights. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice will provide exclusive pre-fight coverage, including on-set interviews and analysis of the upcoming bouts.

HDNet last carried the live prelims and weigh-ins for “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas this past June.

“Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals” takes place inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10:30PM ET/PT.

Here is the show’s revised agenda:

Preliminary Bouts:


Amanda Nunes vs. Alexis Davis

Jordan Mein vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero

Mike Kyle vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Main Bouts:

(Showtime 10:30PM ET/PT)

Maximo Blanco vs. Josh Thomson

Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Strikeforce Middleweight Champion)

Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals:

Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva

Josh Barnett vs. Sergei Kharitonov

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