“Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva” attendance reaches 11,287 in New Jersey

By Dann Stupp

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Strikeforce‘s debut in the state of New Jersey resulted in a solid attendance figure of 11,287.

A Strikeforce official confirmed the tentative tally with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

If the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board verifies the number, Saturday’s “Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva” event will go down as the organization’s second-highest attended show in its past 18 events.

It’ll also mark just the seventh time in 44 events the organization has drawn at least 11,000 fans.

“Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva” took place at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., just outside Newark and New York City. With the start of the Showtime-televised Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix and the return of Fedor Emelianenko, the event was one of the organization’s most anticipated in recent years.


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