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Woodley, Cormier, ‘OSP’ Back in Action at Tonight’s Strikeforce Challengers Show

Strikeforce returns to Nashville for the first time since The Incident tonight when their "Woodley vs. Saffiedine" Challengers card pops off at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. You can catch the main card on Showtime beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT. (It’s one of those free preview weekends, by the way.) If you have no plans tonight but feel like staying up late anyway, here’s what you could be seeing…

Tyron Woodley (7-0) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (10-2-1)
Coming off a dominant first-round TKO over Andre Galvao, Woodley has been making his name as one of Strikeforce’s best welterweights. The former University of Missouri wrestler will meet Belgian Team Quest product Saffiedine, who is 2-0 under the Strikeforce banner and is coming off a huge decision win over Brock Larson at Shark Fights 13 in September. 

Daniel Cormier (6-0) vs. Devin Cole (18-8-1)
We’re not sure why Daniel Cormier didn’t get an alternate-spot in Strikeforce’s heavyweight tournament — with six stoppage wins on his record and championship belts in two separate leagues (King of the Cage and Australia’s Xtreme MMA promotion), he’s one of the fastest-rising prospects in the division. IFL vet Devin Cole is coming off a decision loss to Aaron Rosa at Shark Fights 13, but he’s a seasoned vet who might be able to withstand the pressure that Cormier brings.

Strikeforce returns to Nashville for the first time since The Incident tonight when their "Woodley vs. Saffiedine" Challengers card pops off at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. You can catch the main card on Showtime beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT. (It’s one of those free preview weekends, by the way.) If you have no plans tonight but feel like staying up late anyway, here’s what you could be seeing…

Tyron Woodley (7-0) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (10-2-1)
Coming off a dominant first-round TKO over Andre Galvao, Woodley has been making his name as one of Strikeforce’s best welterweights. The former University of Missouri wrestler will meet Belgian Team Quest product Saffiedine, who is 2-0 under the Strikeforce banner and is coming off a huge decision win over Brock Larson at Shark Fights 13 in September. 

Daniel Cormier (6-0) vs. Devin Cole (18-8-1)
We’re not sure why Daniel Cormier didn’t get an alternate-spot in Strikeforce’s heavyweight tournament — with six stoppage wins on his record and championship belts in two separate leagues (King of the Cage and Australia’s Xtreme MMA promotion), he’s one of the fastest-rising prospects in the division. IFL vet Devin Cole is coming off a decision loss to Aaron Rosa at Shark Fights 13, but he’s a seasoned vet who might be able to withstand the pressure that Cormier brings.

Ovince St. Preux (9-4) vs. Abongo Humphrey (7-2)
This is the third Strikeforce fight in seven weeks for Haitian up-and-comer Ovince St. Preux, who is riding a six-fight win streak. Abongo hasn’t competed since a guillotine-choke loss to Mike Kyle last July.

Julia Budd (1-0) vs. Amanda Nunes (5-1)
Budd once defeated Gina Carano in a Muay Thai fight. She’ll be cornered by her boyfriend Lance Gibson, who you may know as Rampage Jackson’s latest trainer.

Rhadi Ferguson (2-0) vs. John Richard (1-0)
We’ve already introduced you to Rhadi. Because of visa problems, Ferguson’s original opponent Ion Cherdivara was forced to withdraw from tonight’s fight, and is being replaced by another 1-0 Canadian.

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rouroBalsleda- February 15, 2011 at 11:48 am
Hello!

I love my life! ;)
ghostboner- January 9, 2011 at 2:30 am
Say what you want about Strikeforce eh? Ok then, if you say so....

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Clyde- January 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm
You've got to feel for the guys who aren't put on the posters here. It's as if their promoters are saying: Here are the guys that are fighting. We don't care enough to show you who they will be fighting, because we don't want them to win.
DangadaDang- January 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm
Wow. If I was Mauro Ranallo I would say that Nunes Just "Smoked herself a fat bowl of Budd!"
Waxedpants- January 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm
fucking time warner !!!
Maine Blazer- January 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Got damn time warner... for some reason don't have free showtime
DangadaDang- January 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm
Say what you want abotu Strikeforce, but this card is packed with fights, and of the 9 fights that have already happened, only one has gone the distance, and one lasted only 9 seconds.
RwilsonR- January 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Daniel Cormier is only one small time belt away from tying Overeem's Guinness Book of World Records spot. If only he had gotten that NCAA championship, or medaled at the Olympics, maybe we could count that as an MMA belt, since they counted Overeem's K-1 tourney win.

@ KidDinomite - I always used the jump-kick-only method. Especially with that last dude who was pretty much Abobo with a machine gun.
PortlandMMA- January 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Woodley should be 6-1, there is no way in hell he beat nathan coy
KidDinomite- January 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm
That would be Abobo, the big dude from Double Dragon. Elbow smashes beat this guy handily.... Hell elbow smashes win the whole game.
ghostboner- January 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm
Hey Abongo! Isn't that what you guys said Marcus Davis looked like when Nate Diaz shut his eye?
Fried Taco- January 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm
Ion Cherdivara is a fake name if I've ever heard one. I wonder why some Canadian who can't get into the US would want to use a ring name?
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