Strikeforce was by far the second largest MMA organization in the world, and long term rival to the UFC. UFC purchased the Brand on March 12, 2011...that opened up the possibilities of some huge fights.
Strikeforce is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization based in San Jose, California. It is headed by CEO Scott Coker and owned by Zuffa, LLC.
The promotion debuted on CBS on November 7, 2009 with Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers. The promotion's last event is set to take place January 12, 2013.