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STRIKEFORCE: DIAZ vs. NOONS II WEIGH IN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TODAY AT 4 P.M. HP PAVILION CONCOURSE IN SAN JOSE
WHO: STRIKEFORCE Welterweight World Champion Nick Diaz
Former World Champ & Devastating Striker KJ Noons
STRIKEFORCE Women’s World Welterweight Champion Sarah Kaufman
Dutch Superstar and No. 1 135-Pound Contender Marloes Coenen
Former STRIKEFORCE World Lightweight Belt-Holder Josh Thomson
World-Ranked 155-Pound Fighter Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante & More
WHEN: TODAY / Friday, Oct. 8
Media check-in begins at 3:30 p.m. PT. Fighter’s on the scales at 4 p.m. PT
WHERE: HP Pavilion Concourse 525 West Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA 95113-1520
WHAT: All the fighters will step on the scales just one day before the STRIKEFORCE: Diaz vs. Noons II event presented by Rockstar Energy Drink on Saturday, Oct. 9, at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
In the main event of a world championship doubleheader, STRIKEFORCE Welterweight Champ Nick Diaz will defend his 170-pound crown against the last man to beat him – KJ Noons – in a grudge rematch that has been brewing since their first fight ended in bloody controversy nearly three years ago. Both Diaz (22-7), of Stockton, Calif., and Noons (9-1), of San Diego, Calif., have gone undefeated since their last meeting and bad blood between the brash fighters has only increased.
In the world championship co-feature, undefeated Sarah Kaufman (12-0) will defend her STRIKEFORCE Women’s Welterweight (135 pounds) World Title against No. 1 contender Marloes Coenen (17-4).
Also on the card, former STRIKEFORCE champion and San Jose native Josh Thomson (17-3) will meet the world-ranked Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (15-3-1), of Brazil, in a fight that could determine the next challenger for STRIKEFORCE World Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. Another featured fight will pit top prospects Tyron Woodley (8-0) and Andre Galvao (5-1) in a welterweight fight.
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 Inc. (212) 708-1663 Annie.VanTornhout@Showtime.net
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