A rumor began to swirl on the popular MMA Forum “The Underground” about a UFC Fight Night event on Spike on April 17th to counter Strikeforce’s CBS event. There has been no word on this potential event, but the rumor stated that the April 17th UFC event would be headlined by a fight between Wanderlei Silva and Yoshihiro Akiyama plus another significant co-main event.
I am not sold on this rumor, but if it was true it would be bad news for Strikeforce. While Strikeforce has a great card lined up featuring three title fights it would be hard to compete against the UFC marketing machine and their brand name.
MMA Planet will break down the significance of this if it comes to fruition. If it were to happen, an announcement would be made very soon.