The final Strikeforce event did not make waves in terms of ratings, as Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine drew just 310,000 viewers. MMAjunkie.com confirmed the numbers with an industry source.
The event featured Tarec Saffiedine defeating Nate Marquardt in the main event to become the new Strikeforce welterweight champion. It was also the final event put on by the promotion.
Many expected the card to reach new viewers, as it was part of the Showtime free preview weekend, bringing the network into 80 million homes. However, it ranked just 13th in terms of shows put on by Strikeforce since 2011.