A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Nashville.
|Date||April 17, 2010|
|City||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
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. According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, the bout would likely be the fourth bout on the CBS televised portion of the event. 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.
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.
|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]|
|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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