Strikeforce win "The Battle of December 4th" via a crushing KnockoutPosted on December 5, 2010, 06:59 AM by Anton Gurevich
Strikeforce ended its 2010 run with an exclamation mark. Five fights, four spectacular knockouts and 7,146 happy fans at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It was the best, and probably the most important Strikeforce event in recent history. Probably better than the uber-entertaining Strikeforce: Miami, and surely more important than Fedor vs. Werdum fight card.
Last night Strikeforce proved (once again) that they can beat UFC in the most important aspect of Mixed Martial Arts promotion – entertainment. That's the key factor behind success of any sport. And Strikeforce definitely had more entertainment than the UFC last night.
Dana White came in to counter-program Strikeforce with a lackluster show, and just like Scott Smith in the fight against Paul Daley, he came forward swinging and ended up with his face down on the canvas. TUF 12 Finale was one of the most disappointing UFC events this year, with all-decisions main card and irritating non-stop promotions on Spike TV. While both shows aired on free television, TUF 12 was everything Strikeforce: St. Louis is not, from top to bottom.
UFC will have something to prove on December 11th. And just like Strikeforce: St. Louis, UFC 124 has a very promising line-up. Scott Coker, Strikeforce and Showtime can now patiently prepare the January 29th fight card. They may have not the deepest pool of talent in MMA, but Strikeforce really proved that they could be the best show in town, especially when the UFC are doing more damage to themselves with shows like last night's TUF 12 Finale.
Photos: Esther Lin (AllElbows.com) for Strikeforce (Strikeforce.com)