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Strikeforce Planning March 2011 Event in Columbus, Ohio

Scott CokerAfter the UFC recently passed on holding its annual event in Columbus, Ohio, Strikeforce has plans to visit the city in March alongside the Arnold Sports Festival in a slot the UFC and WEC had held since 2007.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently told the Dayton Daily News that the event is in the works and will likely be Strikeforce’s next major Showtime-televised card after a Jan. 29 event in San Jose featuring welterweight champ Nick Diaz.

The UFC hosted UFC 68, UFC 82, and UFC 96 at the Nationwide Arena from 2007 to 2009, before World Extreme Cagefighting visited with WEC 47 this past March.

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