UFC plan to counter Strikeforce: Nashville on April 17thPosted on March 5, 2010, 03:50 PM by Rory Kernaghan
Rumors have been emerging of late that the UFC are planning to air an event on April the 17th. This sounds innocent enough but the problem is that this is the same night as the highly anticipated Strikeforce: Nashville on CBS show, featuring Dan Henderson vs Jake Shields, Mousasi vs 'King Mo' and Melendez vs Aoki.
It would seem that the UFC would have to put on a big show to get fans to watch the event which would be aired on Spike. According to f4wonline by taking a small portion of Strikeforce's viewers the UFC may 'lose on the night but win overall.
As if this battle of the MMA giants for ratings wasn't enough another twist has emerged. Info from Sherdog stated that 'The venue for the proposed UFC event has not been settled upon, though speculation centers upon Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville.
With a possible bout between Swick and Serra out of the question because of Swick needing arm surgery it seems the UFC may use the event as James Toney's debut. So the possibility remains that Dana White may use one of the biggest ratings draws in UFC history, Kimbo Slice (like it or not its true), to battle against Strikeforce in April.