FOOTBALL LEGEND HERSCHEL WALKER, STRIKEFORCE WORLD CHAMPIONS NICK DIAZ & JACARE SOUZA
TO PARTICIPATE IN FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Thursday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 a.m. PT, at The Grill at HP Pavilion in San Jose
WHO: STRIKEFORCE Welterweight World Champion Nick Diaz
STRIKEFORCE Middleweight World Champion Jacare Souza
Football Legend Herschel Walker
Brazilian Welterweight Powerhouse Evangelista Cyborg
Former Two-Time Middleweight Champ "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler
Fast-Rising Light Heavyweight Prospect Roger Gracie
Confident, Upset-Minded Heavyweight Scott Carson
Former South African National Wrestling Champion and MMA star Trevor Prangley
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 27, at 12:30 p.m. PT
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the press conference at Noon
WHERE: The Grill at HP Pavilion
San Jose, Calif., 95113-1520
WHAT: The fighters will participate in a final press conference just two days before the STRIKEFORCE World Championship Doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 29, at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
STRIKEFORCE World Welterweight Champ Nick Diaz (23-7, 1 NC) will make his second title defense when he faces Brazilian Evangelista Cyborg (18-13) in the main event. Diaz, of Stockton, Calif. has been unstoppable of late, winning his last eight fights.
STRIKEFORCE World Middleweight Champ "Jacare" Souza (13-2, 1 NC) will put his belt on the line for the first time against KO artist "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler (18-6, 1 NC) in the co-feature of a stacked card.
Herschel Walker (1-0) will return to the cage to face Scott Carson (4-1) in a heavyweight bout. The matchup was originally scheduled for Dec. 4, but was postponed after Walker sustained a cut during a training session. Walker, who won the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, won his MMA debut with a third-round TKO last January.
Undefeated Roger Gracie (3-0), the latest prospect from MMA's first family, will battle former South African national wrestling champion Trevor Prangley (23-6-1) at light heavyweight (205 pounds).
CONTACT: Mike Afromowitz, STRIKEFORCE, (917) 566-8754, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc. (212) 708-1633 Chris.DeBlasio@Showtime.net
Annie Van Tornhout, Showtime Networks (212) 708-1663 Annie.VanTornhout@Showtime.net
Steve Pratt, Brener Zwikel & Assoc. (818) 462-5602 SteveP@bzapr.com
John Beyrooty, Brener Zwikel & Assoc. (562) 233-7477 JohnnyBey@aol.com
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