Strikeforce made its return to broadcast TV last night, as Strikeforce: Nashville took place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Highlighted by 3 title fights, the event featured former UFC and PRIDE star, Dan Henderson, DREAM champions Shinya Aoki and Gegard Mousasi, and Strikeforce champions Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez.

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Strikeforce: Nashville

Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

April 17, 2010


Preliminary Card

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller def Tim Stout via TKO (punches) at 3:09 of Round 1

Ovince St. Preux def Chris Hawk via TKO (punches) at :44 of Round 1

Andrew Uhrich def Dustin West via Submission (rear naked choke) at 1:36 of Round 1

Cale Yarbrough def Josh Schockman via TKO (knees and punches) in Round 2

Zach Underwood def Hunter Worsham via Unanimous Decision

Dustin Ortiz def Justin Pennington via Submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of Round 1

Cody Floyd def Thomas Campbell via KO (knee) in Round 3


Main Card

Muhammed Lawal def Gegard Mousasi (c) via Unanimous Decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) to win the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title

Gilbert Melendez (c) def Shinya Aoki via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain the Strikeforce Lightweight Title

Jake Shields (c) def Dan Henderson via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-45, 48-45) to retain the Strikeforce Middleweight Title



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