by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Strikeforce on Tuesday confirmed all the recent rumblings about its next event on CBS. Still missing in action… Fedor Emelianenko.
Middleweight champion Jake Shields, as expected, will defend his belt against Pride and UFC veteran Dan Henderson in the main event at Bridgestone Arena (formerly known as Sommet Center) in Nashville on April 17.
There will also be two other title bouts on the card. Light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi defends against Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Gilbert Melendez puts his Strikeforce lightweight strap on the line against Dream champion Shinya Aoki.
“Strikeforce Insider” newsletter subscribers will be able to purchase tickets Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. CT in an exclusive subscriber only presale.