The main event will feature recent UFC defection Dan Henderson challenging for the middleweight championship against Jake Shields along with the US debut of Japanese superstar Shinya Aoki, who’ll take on Gilbert Melendez with the lightweight title on the line.
The fact that Strikeforce and CBS were willing to air this in any form is a step in the right direction for an organization that has made a habit of pretending that its preliminary card does not exist.
StrikeForce Nashville Results:
- Cody Floyd def. Thomas Campbell via KO (strikes)
- Dustin Ortiz def. Justin Pennington via submission (rear-naked choke)
- Zach Underwood def. Hunter Worsham via unanimous decision
- Cale Yarbrough def. Josh Schockman via TKO (strikes)
- Jason “Mayhem” Miller def. Tim Stout via TKO (strikes)
- Andrew Uhrich def. Dustin West via submission (rear-naked choke)
- Ovince St. Preaux def. Chris Hawk via TKO (strikes) – Round 1 0:47.
- Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Gegard Mousasi via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-45)
- Gilbert Melendez def Shinya Aoki via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
- Jake Shields def. Dan Henderson via failure to finish (49-46, 49-45, 48-46)