Last week it was confirmed that CBS will air another live Strikeforce card for free in April, 2010.
After last night’s Strikeforce: Evolution event, Scott Coker spoke with sherdog.com about who we might be seeing fight on the card.
First off he revealed that it is likely that Fedor Emelianenko will face Fabricio Werdum. Fedor is the promotions biggest asset at this time, but Werdum isn’t an opponent that’s going to be met with widespread enthusiasm from fans.
The good news is that the rest of the card should be stacked. Coker confirmed that recent acquisition Dan Henderson is likely to fight Jake Shields for the middleweight belt. He also stated he would like to see female star Gina Carano back in action.
Finally he suggested that Alistair Overeem might make his first appearance on a Strikeforce card for over two years against either Antonio Silva or Brett Rogers.
Possible Strikeforce CBS Card in April, 2010:
- Fedor Emelianenko Vs Fabricio Werdum
Dan Henderson Vs Jake Shields (MW Title Fight)
Gina Carano Vs ?
Alistair Overeem Vs Antonio Silva / Brett Rogers
It certainly has the makings of a card that would make a solid event for their second CBS event. Whether it can actually be brought to fruition or not remains to be seen.
Gina Carano has disappeared of the MMA map since her loss to Cyborg Santos, and there’s no guarantee she will return to fight in 2010. Meanwhile the Head Kick Legend site recently reported that Alistair Overeem won’t be fighting in the U.S until later in 2010.
Looking beyond the CBS card, Coker also discussed other match-ups we might see in 2010, including Gilbert Melendez Vs Shinya Aoki (potentially in the 2nd quarter of the year) and Josh Thomson Vs KJ Noons. He also suggested that a third match between Melendez and Thomson will happen at some stage.
Watch the full interview with the Strikeforce CEO below.