by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Super Channel, described as Canada’s only national pay television network, on Wednesday announced an exclusive agreement to offer Showtime Sports telecasts of Strikeforce mixed martial arts (MMA) events live to viewers across Canada, beginning with the promotion’s Dec. 19 event.
Strikeforce: Evolution features a lightweight title unification bout between current champion Josh Thomson and interim titleholder Gilbert Melendez, as well as a middleweight bout featuring the return of former champion Cung Le against Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
The live HD telecast of Strikeforce: Evolution on Super Channel will begin at 10 p.m. ET and will include as many as five bouts.
“Canadian fans have consistently shown a deep appreciation for MMA, so to have the opportunity to bring live Strikeforce action to this market on a regular basis on an outstanding, high definition platform like Super Channel is very exciting,” said Strikeforce Founder and CEO Scott Coker.
Also in action on Dec. 19 will be Matt Lindland, who will take on Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at middleweight; light heavyweight Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is expected to face Mike Whitehead; and middleweight knockout artist “Ruthless” Robbie Lawlerw will likely face fellow UFC veteran Trevor Prangley.