HDNet will televise weigh-ins and preliminary action for next month's grand prix in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Officials announced the deal with HDNet earlier today. Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov is set for Sept. 10 at U.S. Bank Arena.
The main card will remain on Showtime, but a full slate of preliminary action will now be featured on HDNet.
Former light heavyweight champion Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante returns to action for the first time since a March defeat to Dan Henderson to face Yoel Romero. Additionally, Mike Kyle faces Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos takes on Jordan Mein. Rounding out the preliminary card is Amanda Nunes versus Alexis Davis.
“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,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. “We’re excited to give Strikeforce fans even more access to great fights.”
Lastly, HDNet's Inside MMA, which is hosted by Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten, is set to broadcast live from the weigh-in location that will feature on-set interviews and analysis of the forthcoming bouts.
HDNet televised Preliminary Card:
- Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero
- Mike Kyle vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos vs. Jordan Mein
- Amanda Nunes vs. Alexis Davis
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