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The Beast is Back

Lost in the shuffle is the fact that former Chicago Bears offensive lineman Bob “The Beast” Sapp is slated to return to MMA this Saturday during Strikeforce’s show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash.

Sapp will fight Jan “The Giant” Nortje on the card’s main event. The show will be televised on HDNet starting at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Below are some quick Sapp videos that recently appeared on ESPN along with the entire card for this Saturday.

Sapp training…

Sapp memorabilia…

The complete card…

Bob Sapp vs. Jan “The Giant” Nortje
Maurice Smith vs. Rick Roufus
Brad Blackburn vs. Ray Perales
Steve Berger vs. Eddy Ellis
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ryan Healy
Andrew Pedersen vs. Mychal Clark
Zach Skinner vs. Scott Shaffer
Nathan Coy vs. Chris Davis
Joe Riggs vs. Cory Devela

Seeing Sapp fight again will be interesting. Also, Smith vs. Roufus is very intriguing. And I’m always entertained whenever Masvidal and Riggs compete. I know some of the other matchups may not offer a lot in the way of name recognition, but Strikeforce excels at matchmaking and my belief is that this will be a sleeper card.