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The Sun Finally Shines On Jay Hieron A Little, Riggs Fight Will Air Via LIVE Stream

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That's the word from Sherdog:

A welterweight bout between Jay Hieron and Joe Riggs will air on a live stream at in conjunction with Strikeforce "Miami" this Saturday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.

The single bout will broadcast live on EA Sport’s MMA page at 9:05 p.m. EST/6:05 p.m. PST.

Prior to this news, Hieron would have been on the prelims once again with no exposure whatsoever.  Let's be clear though, this still sucks for him because it's not like anybody except diehard fans will be going to this stream to watch it.  While Strikeforce allows Herschel Walker AND Bobby Lashley to be on the main card of the fight.  Walker is making his MMA debut.  Why not let his fight be streamed and allow the veteran in Hieron get some shine?  Not to mention that Hieron's last fight against Jesse Taylor didn't make the televised portion of the event which cost him a pretty penny with sponsors pulling money from him because the fight wasn't televised.