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Strikeforce, Showtime Remain Disappointing in the Development and Promotion of New Stars

Why weren't hardcore fans and casual UFC fans treated to some preliminary action during Showtime's broadcast of Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery? Lyle Beerbohm vs. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro was being deemed a top-tier lightweight battle that could have major ramifications at the top, but nobody was able to see it at home. We'll take an in-depth look at why.

Are Andrei Arlovski's Days as a Relevant Heavyweight Over?

nother major focal point that fans were keeping a keen eye on was the return of Andrei Arlovski to the Strikeforce cage following his devastating knockout loss to Brett Rogers nearly one year ago. After using some solid footwork and blazing fast boxing to frustrate Fedor Emelianenko slightly at Affliction's Day of Reckoning back on January 24th, 2009, many fans felt Arlovski was turning onto a new page in the progression of his striking.

Alistair Overeem, Steroid Concerns Prove Objectivity Among MMA Media Is Missing

One of the primary stories that the MMA media has focused on in the past week in the lead-up to Strikeforce's Heavy Artillery card this weekend has been the accusations and assumptions that Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is a steroid user.

On the Edge of Two Eras, Fedor Emelianenko's Future Could Be Determined on Saturday

Will Fedor Emelianenko ever test himself against the "new era" fighters? Overeem vs. Rogers has a surprising effect on what could happen in Emelianenko's career, and Saturday's showdown between the two large heavyweight fighters could give as an idea of where Fedor will go next.

Strikeforce Heavy Artillery Preview: Alistair Overeem, Brett Rogers Collide in Heavyweight Title Showdown

The final fight of the evening is one of the most anticipated battles in recent memory for many fans. Current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem (32-11-0; 1 NC, 2-0 SF) will bring his massive physique and K-1 level striking back to the United States to finally defend his belt as he takes on Fedor Emelianenko's last opponent Brett Rogers (10-1, 2-1 SF) in a heavyweight title showdown.

Strikeforce Heavy Artillery Preview: Can Andrei Arlovski Overcome Mental Miscues to Defeat Antonio Silva?

The first of two major heavyweight tilts taking place on Saturday's Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery main card will feature former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (15-7, 0-1 SF) battling the Brazilian "Bigfoot" Antonio Silva (13-2, 0-1 SF) after nearly a year-long layoff.

Strikeforce Heavy Artillery Preview: Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, Joey Villasenor Clash in Middleweight Action

The lone middleweight contest out of the twelve-fight inventory of battles taking place at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery will pit DREAM veteran and five-time World Jiu-Jitsu champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (11-2-0; 1 NC, 1-0 SF) against EliteXC and Strikeforce staple Joey Villasenor (27-6, 2-1 SF) in a match-up of contrasting styles.

Strikeforce Heavy Artillery Preview: Roger Gracie Makes U.S. Debut Against Kevin Randleman

In one of the less intriguing match-ups on the main card at Saturday night's Strikeforce Heavy Artillery event, second-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and eight-time World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Roger Gracie (2-0, 0-0 SF) will make his U.S. debut as he battles former UFC champion and PRIDE veteran Kevin Randleman (17-14, 0-1 SF) in a light heavyweight contest.

Strikeforce Heavy Artillery Preview: Rafael Cavalcante, Antwain Britt Battle for Divisional Relevance

In the first main card battle of the evening, Strikeforce and EliteXC veteran Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (8-2, 1-1 SF) will look to regain some of the hype he had garnered in the past as he battles heavy-handed puncher Antwain Britt (11-3, 1-0 SF) in a contest that will surely produce explosive action.

UFC to Counter Strikeforce This Weekend With "UFC's Ultimate Fights"

Spike TV wiill air a special broadcast of seven UFC and WEC fights from 2010 to counter-program Strikeforce's "Heavy Artillery" live event in St. Louis on Saturday night.

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