Promising bouts and some controversy at Strikeforce

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Henderson and Shields face off. Strikeforce poster

Three title bouts promise a great deal of excitement this Saturday, when Strikeforce reaches Nashville, Tennessee.

In the evening’s main event, Dan Henderson faces current middleweight champion Jake Shields.

“Jake is really good at certain things. I’ll be wary of that and avoid those situations,” admitted Henderson at the pre-event press conference.

But things heated up for real when Gegard Mousasi spoke of the fighter challenging for his light heavyweight belt: Muhammad “King Mo”.

I don’t like King Mo as a person. He’s arrogant. I respect any fighter to get in the Cage. But I’ve never faced anyone who talks as much as he does,” said Mousasi.

Another title fight to feature is Japanese idol Shinya Aoki, challenging Gilbert Melendez for the lightweight belt. However controversial, Aoki tends to put on a good show with his elastic Jiu-Jitsu. Melendez respects his adversary.

“Aoki is number 2 in the world for good reason: he does crazy stuff in the ring.”

Check out the card of the event to be broadcast live on CBS:

April 17, 2010
Nashville, Tennessee

Jake Shields vs Dan Henderson

Gegard Mousasi vs Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Gilbert Melendez vs Shinya Aoki

Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs Tim Stout

Zach Underwood vs Hunter Worsham

Josh Schockman vs Cale Yarbrough

Dustin Ortiz vs Justin Pennington

Andrew Uhrich vs Dustin West

Chris Hawk vs Ovince St. Preux

Thomas Campbell vs Cody Floyd

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