Tonight beginning at 8 p.m. ET is the second installment in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, namely, Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. In the main event, Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem takes on former PRIDE and UFC contender Fabricio Werdum. In the co-main event and also part of the Grand Prix, Brett Rogersf faces Josh Barnett.
So, how can you watch tonight's events? 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 limited.
First, let's talk about your television options. The preliminary portion of the card will air on HDNet. I'm a DirecTV subscriber, so for me that's channel 306. HDNet is carried by the following cable carriers. To see if you if have HDNet, or any other questions related to obtaining the channel, call this HDNet hotline number: (303) 542-5507.
The main card portion of the event airs on Showtime. To figure out how to get Showtime or to order the channel for a special discounted price, go here.
For our overseas viewers, you're in luck. That is, 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. To see if your cable provider carries Tiger Gate, go here.
What about at a bar?
This is where things get tricky. The long and short of this reality is 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 that the bars that carry UFC are precisely the same ones advertising that they are carrying Strikeforce fights tonight. 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.
No matter how you watch, be sure to use SB Nation MMA for all of your Strikeforce results and coverage tonight.
Enjoy the fights.