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12-16-2009, 06:45 AM
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - by Steven Marrocco - MMAWeekly.com

Strikeforce will be under the CBS eye for the second time in April.

CBS Primetime Senior Executive Vice President Kelly Kahl on Tuesday confirmed exclusively to MMAWeekly.com that the network was planning to broadcast a second card with the San Jose, Calif.-based promotion in April on a date yet to be announced.

“We’re looking at a few different dates and there are venue considerations,” said Kahl.

The card will air in its usual Saturday at 9 p.m. ET slot, with a tape-delayed broadcast on the West Coast.

Kahl said prized Strikeforce heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will appear on the card against an opponent to be determined. In October, the promotion’s current heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem, called the Russian out for an April meeting.

Also due to appear is recent signee Dan Henderson, who left the UFC this month in a highly publicized move. Henderson’s opponent is also TBA, though Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker told Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports that Henderson’s first opponent was likely current middleweight champion Jake Shields. Shields’ manager/father, Jack Shields, declined comment on the match-up.

Kahl said the Emelianenko and Henderson bouts would likely be the co-main events on the card. Further details on the event's roster would be finalized shortly.

“Coming off a successful November show, we look forward to being back in the cage,” he said.