Hot on the heels of the announcement that Strikeforce: Diaz Vs Cyborg prelims will air on tomorrow night, the promotion have now revealed that preliminary bouts from February 12th’s Strikeforce: Fedor Vs Silva event will be broadcast on HDNet.

Though Strikeforce have experimented with airing prelims before online,  today’s announcement sees them raising the stakes by televising them on HDNet which currently airs more MMA action than any other channel in North America.

The four fights lined up for the broadcast are as follows:

  • Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado
  • John Cholish vs. Marc Stevens
  • Sam Oropeza vs. Don Carlo-Clauss
  • Anthony Leone vs. Josh LaBerge

In addition HDNet are drafting in a fan-pleasing commentary team for the occasion, pairing Michael ‘The Voice’ Schiavello with Bas Rutten.

Directly after the broadcast the main card will air live on Showtime featuring the start of Strikeforce’s heavyweight tournament.