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UFC Countering “Strikeforce: Nashville”

In late-breaking news, UFC president Dana White has confirmed his organization will hold an event on April 17th to go head-to-head against “Strikeforce: Nashville.”

Here’s an excerpt from the Wrestling Observer’s report:

Dana White confirmed today that UFC is running a show on April 17th, head-to-head with the announced Strikeforce show on CBS. The event would air most likely on Spike TV. The Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama match is not the main event. The only thing confirmed is they are trying to finalize a Matt Serra vs. Mike Swick semifinal fight today.

CBS’s primetime broadcast of “Strikeforce: Nashville” will feature three title fights, however company golden boy Fedor Emelianenko will not appear.