Beginning at 10 p.m. ET tonight, the main and televised portion of the card for Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson kicks off. In the main event, former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will face current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson in a heavyweight showdown. In the co-main event, Strikeforce women's welterweight champion Marloes Coenen will defend her title against challenger Miesha Tate.
The question is: how can you watch tonight's events? While there are a few options, it's not as simple as watching the UFC. Unlike the UFC, which offers the event on pay-per-view for television and nearly half a dozen other platforms, your options with Strikeforce are a little more limited.
You do, however, have pay-per-view options. For DirecTV subscribers, you can purchase tonight's show on channel 122 for $34.95. It is not clear which cable providers offer this program in high definition. Call your cable provider for information and options.
Let's talk about the television options. The main card portion of the event airs on Showtime. That will begin as aforementioned at 10 p.m. ET. To figure out how to get Showtime or to order the channel for a special discounted price, go here.
For our overseas viewers, some cable providers do carry the fight. You're in luck if you live in the UK or in various locations across South East Asia. For those in the United Kingdom, Primetime will be carrying the fights live. That's channel 480, according to Primetime itself. In addition, If you live in Southeast Asia, check if your cable provider carries Tiger Gate. You can do that here.
What about at a bar with other mixed martial arts or Strikeforce fans?
This is where you have to do some grunt work. The truth is this: you're going to have to be crafty. I've noticed several bars in town where I live (Washington, DC) that are carrying tonight's fights, but I only discovered that by accident. Unlike the UFC which offers a searchable database (http://bars.ufc.com/) of bars that carry their events, Strikeforce doesn't have any resource or database of participating bars. Still, what I have noticed locally is the bars that carry UFC are precisely the same ones advertising they are carrying Strikeforce fights. My recommendation: use the UFC bar finder to locate a watering hole close to you, give them a call and see if they're carrying the event. It's not precise, but it's better than not watching at all and at least you aren't calling places at random. It's far more likely a bar that caters to UFC fans and showcases MMA would be willing to also carry Strikeforce events.
No matter how you watch, be sure to come back to MMA Nation for all of your Strikeforce results and coverage tonight.
Good luck and enjoy the fights.