Strikeforce: Nashville

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Strikeforce: Nashville
A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Nashville.
Promotion Strikeforce
Date April 17, 2010
Venue Bridgestone Arena
City Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Attendance 8,196[1]
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Miami Strikeforce: Nashville Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery

Strikeforce: Nashville was a mixed martial arts event held on April 17, 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, United States and broadcast domestically on CBS.[2]


The main event was originally rumored to be Fedor Emelianenko taking on Fabrício Werdum.[3] However, the fight was moved to a future event.[4]

Bobby Lashley was expected to fight on the card, as the promotion had already submitted an opponent for Lashley and was awaiting from the Tennessee Athletic Commission.[5] According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, the bout would likely be the fourth bout on the CBS televised portion of the event.[5] On April 5, Lashley confirmed that he would not appear on the card since Strikeforce officials could not guarantee an appearance on the televised portion of the card due to time constraints.[6]

The event drew an estimated 2,900,000 viewers on CBS.[7]

Nashville brawl[edit]

The event was marred by a post-fight brawl following the main event. During Jake Shields' post-fight interview, Jason Miller gained access to the cage and interrupted Shields, asking, "Where's my rematch, buddy?" After both Gilbert Melendez and Shields pushed Miller away, Nick Diaz then threw the initial punch to start the full-scale brawl. Members of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu camp, including Melendez, Nick and Nate Diaz attacked Miller, while Miller was restrained on the canvas by members of Diaz's camp. The fight was then broken up by referees, members of Dan Henderson's corner and members of security.


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Jake Shields (c) def. Dan Henderson Decision (unanimous) (48-45, 49-45, 49-46) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez (c) def. Shinya Aoki Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Gegard Mousasi (c) Decision (unanimous) (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) 5 5:00 [c]
Preliminary Card
Light Heavyweight Ovince St. Preux def. Chris Hawk TKO (Punches) 1 0:47
Welterweight Andy Uhrich def. Dustin West Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:36
Middleweight Jason Miller def. Tim Stout TKO (punches) 1 3:09
Light Heavyweight Cale Yarbrough def. Josh Schockman TKO (knee and punches) 2 1:01
Middleweight Zach Underwood def. Hunter Worsham Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Flyweight Dustin Ortiz def. Justin Pennington Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:27
Featherweight Cody Floyd def. Thomas Campbell KO (knee) 3 0:41

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