Kelly Kahl, the senior executive vice president of CBS has confirmed that the network will host a second Strikeforce event in April of next year.

The first event, which featured a headline bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers, drew some four million viewers, peaking at 5.46 million for the main event.  While not earth-shattering, clearly CBS have seen enough potential in those numbers to grant a second show.

“Coming off a successful November show, we look forward to being back in the cage,” Kahl told MMAweekly.

He also revealed that both Fedor and new Strikeforce signing Dan Henderson will feature on the show in the main event, and co-main event, though no opponents have yet been named.

Speculation however points to Fedor potentially fighting current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, while Henderson is believed to be on course for a title shot against new middleweight title holder Jake Shields.

Further details on both the fighters involved on the card, and an exact date and venue will be released at a later date.

We’re looking at a few different dates and there are venue considerations,” Kahl stated.

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  1. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next year. They are planning to do 20 events spread out over Showtime, CBS and Pay Per View. I suspect the majority will be on Showtime, but like you say, they really need to have more than just a couple on CBS if they really want to help bring in more ‘casual’ viewers.

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