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Joe Riggs at Strikeforce in Tacoma Wa this Weekend
Joe Riggs is the newest and I would say one of the the most valid fighters on the card. Link for all fights this weekend http://www.strikeforceusa.net/matchups.asp tickets $35, 75, 150, 300. I am thinking $35 and make my way down out of the nosebleeds, Tacoma Dome seems like a crappy venue for MMA, I like the smaller, steeper arenas like Seattle Key Arena or Everett Event center
HDNet Partners with Strikeforce
HDnet Fights has partnered with Strikeforce to televise four of the California-based promotion's events in 2008. Starting with its first foray outside the Golden State on Feb. 23, live coverage of "Strikeforce at The Dome," headlined by Bob Sapp's mixed martial arts debut in a cage, begins at 10:30 p.m. ET from Tacoma, Wash.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 1:50PM by madmarck - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations
HDNet to broadcast Strikeforce at the Dome, 3 other events
The California-based Strikeforce organization, one of the sport’s top up-and-coming fight promotions, has signed a deal with HDNet that will put the organization’s Feb. 23 show and three other events on the high-definition cable station. The companies made the announcement on Wednesday.
Jake Shields vs. Frank Shamrock? It could happen.
By John Morgan/TAGG Radio Network As up-and-coming welterweight Jake Shields (20-4-1) prepares for his March 29 Strikeforce/EliteXC fight with UFC veteran Drew Fickett (31-5), he’s already got his eyes set on a more well-known UFC veteran: Frank Shamrock (23-8-1).
Masvidal likely to fight Melendez
ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com) has confirmed through Strikeforce Vice President Mike Afromowitz that BodogFIGHT lightweight competitor Jorge Masvidal is under consideration to receive a shot at the promotion’s lightweight title currently held by Gilbert Melendez on March 29 in San Jose at the HP Pavilion. I have been hearing rumors that this fight is taking place on the March 29th card for the last few days, and now that this is announced I am fairly certain it will.
Shields To Get EXC Title Shot
Jake Shields has announced that he will face Drew Fickett on March 29's EliteXC/Strikeforce event for the EXC Welterweight Championship.
Sapp vs. Nortje Headlines Feb. 23 Strikeforce Event; Sapp Wants Emelianenko Next
Strikeforce has booked nearly 700 lbs. of main-event talent for its upcoming show as the organization today announced an opponent for headliner Bob Sapp (9-2-1): undefeated boxer Jan “The Giant” Nortje (1-5).
“The Celebrity Apprentice” Week 3: Tito Ortiz Tapped as Project Manager
In the third week of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Tito Ortiz was handed the reigns and told to guide his team to victory. And during Thursday’s episode, the UFC fighter did just that.
Gary Shaw: UFC Title-Holders Are “Club Champs”
During Wednesday’s media conference call, EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw fielded a number of questions about the organization’s Feb. 16 main event between Kimbo Slice and David “Tank” Abbott. However, he discussed a number of other issues, including his recent media feud with UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Jan 17, 2008 3:51PM by Daddyprimetime - 24 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC, StrikeForce
Melendez-Thompson Off Strikeforce
The scheduled Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson fight at StrikeForce on March 29 is now off. Thompson re-aggravated an old shoulder injury and will have surgery Thursday.
Puder Returns To Strikeforce
Although he's gone back to wrestling for now, Daniel Puder's MMA exodus apparently will be brief. He's been added to the 3/29 Strikeforce event headlined by Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le.
Surgery Stops Strikeforce's Thomson-Melendez
Josh Thomson will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a damaged shoulder, forcing the American Kickboxing Academy lightweight out of a Showtime-televised Strikeforce title bout against Gilbert Melendez Sherdog.com has learned.
Frank Shamrock VS. Cung Le Is Official
EliteXC and Strikeforce on Tuesday officially announced that Frank Shamrock will defend his Strikeforce middleweight title against Cung Le on a March 29 event at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., co-promoted by the two organizations.
Strikeforce Officially Announces Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le on Showtime (Updated)
The California-based Strikeforce organization officially announced its March 29 event featuring a headline bout between world middleweight champion Frank Shamrock (23-8-1) and top contender Cung Le (5-0). The organization also announced that the show will be co-promoted by EliteXC and will air on Showtime.
Nam Phan Interview...Strikeforce plans, turning down the UFC, etc.
Just did a story and interview with Nam. He talks about his upcoming bouts with Strikeforce and Gladiator Challenge...why he turned down the UFC and what he thinks of Roger Huerta, his professional boxing career. Feel free to check it out and leave any comments. We're lagging on redesigning the site so bare with the simplicity for now. Thanks
Jeff Joslin, Wander Braga and Luke Stewart Interviews...
I posted interviews with all fighters here Did this interview with Joslin a couple weeks ago. Very underrated fighter and it's great he's getting another chance. Anyone who hasn't seen his fight with Jon Fitch needs to check out what he was able to do to Fitch in controversial loss. Thought he more than held his own against Koscheck as well. Wander Braga was supposed to be in the UFC a few times against Pellegrino. He's got some legal issues preventing him from fighting at the moment but could be in this year. 16-0 but he hasn't fought in 3 years. Not sure how many people here know who Luke Stewart is but he is somebody to watch at 170. He is fighting for Strikeforce and has finished every single opponent. Biggest name opponent is Von Flue, but he should get bigger fights soon and is on the undercard for the March 29 event. Sick Jiu-Jitsu, black belt under Ralph Gracie.
Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le Set for March 29
Strikeforce and Elite XC will present their second joint show, headlined by Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le in a five-round fight for the Strikeforce middleweight title, on March 29 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. A news conference involving both promotions to officially announce the fight is expected to take place some time next week. The event will air live on Showtime and include two matches from Strikeforce, two from Elite XC, and one match pitting a Strikeforce fighter against an Elite XC fighter. No other matches are finalized for the show, but it is expected Gilbert Melendez will defend the Strikeforce lightweight title and that Jake Shields will also be fighting on the show.
Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le
Frank Shamrock will defend his Strikeforce middleweight title against Cung Le on the second Strikeforce and EliteXC joint show scheduled for March 29 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. according to Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports.
New Cung Le Interview
New Cung Le Interview courtesy of NWOwolfpack at Punchdrunkgamer
Shamrock Vs Shamrock date!!
Heres what i just read!