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    Meet the MMA Fighters of Strikeforce

    Tue, 2009-03-10 14:31 — Michael Afromowitz

    Meet the MMA Fighters of Strikeforce

    Shamrock, Diaz, Shields and Lawler and many more at the Kickoff Press Conference in Hollywood, CA

    This Thursday, March 12 at noon. Avalon Hollywood (1735 N Vine St. Hollywood)

    Thomson-Melendez Rematch Set For April 11th Strikeforce

    Sun, 2009-03-01 11:55 — Michael Afromowitz

    THOMSON-MELENDEZ CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH
    SET FOR APRIL 11TH

    STRIKEFORCE Lightweight Title Fight Precedes Shamrock vs. Diaz Main Event;
    Live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT)
    From the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

    Strikeforce Inks Deal With Pro Elite

    Thu, 2009-02-05 13:18 — Michael Afromowitz

    LOS ANGELES, CA. — In a transaction signaling the dawn of a new era in the world’s fastest growing sport, world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) organization Strikeforce®, has acquired certain fighter contracts from ProElite, Inc, the parent company of former Strikeforce ® co-promoter, Elite Xtreme Combat (EliteXC).

    Strikeforce® also acquired other specific assets of ProElite, including a library of EliteXC events, which were distributed live on either CBS or Showtime Networks.

    Jorge Gurgel Signs With Strikeforce

    Fri, 2008-11-28 10:18 — Michael Afromowitz

    SAN JOSE, CA—Lightweight (155 lb. limit) fan favorite and seven-time UFC veteran, Jorge Gurgel (12-5), has signed an exclusive agreement to compete for world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) fight promotion, Strikeforce.

    “I am excited. To me, this is like a new start. I’m coming in fresh. I’m re-motivated and excited to mix things up in Strikeforce,” said the 31-year-old Gurgel, a native of Brazil, who relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio a decade ago.

    Strikeforce "Greatest Knockouts" Premieres On NBC Saturday

    Fri, 2008-11-28 10:17 — Michael Afromowitz

    Strikeforce “Greatest Knockouts” Premieres On NBC Saturday

    SAN JOSE, Calif. —A special 30 minute episode featuring a collection of the 10 greatest knockouts in Strikeforce mixed martial arts (MMA) history will premiere on NBC Saturday night.

    The all-new “Strikeforce on NBC” episode will showcase the handiwork of some of Strikeforce’s most lethal competitors, including reigning world middleweight (185 lb. limit) champion, Cung Le; two-time world MMA champion, Frank Shamrock; and superstars Kazuo “The Grabaka Hitman” Misaki and Duane “Bang” Ludwig.

    Strikeforce "Destruction" Weigh In Results

    Thu, 2008-11-20 23:33 — Michael Afromowitz

    OTM will be there with a live play by play and fighter reactions and interviews!

    Smith and Martin To Slug It Out At "Destruction"

    Mon, 2008-11-17 10:02 — Michael Afromowitz

    Smith and Martin Ready To Slug It Out At “Destruction”

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A showdown between hard hitting middleweights (185 lb. limit) Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith (13-5) and Terry Martin (18-5) has been added to Strikeforce “Destruction,” the star-studded mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card that will unfold at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, November 21st.

    Broken Toe Outs Thomson; Ludwig Mans Up For Edwards

    Thu, 2008-11-13 07:33 — Michael Afromowitz

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A broken toe will sideline Strikeforce World Lightweight (155 lb. limit) Champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson from his scheduled title defense against Yves Edwards (34-14-1) in the main event of Strikeforce “Destruction” at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, November 21st. World Muay Thai champion and mixed martial arts (MMA) knockout artist, Duane “Bang” Ludwig (17-8), will step up to face Edwards in the cage at a catch weight of 164 lbs.

    Couture To Make Strikeforce Debut Nov. 21

    Mon, 2008-11-03 11:14 — Michael Afromowitz

    AN JOSE, Calif. — Kim Couture, wife of mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Randy “The Natural” Couture, will make her Strikeforce MMA cage fighting debut against Lina Kvokov in a 130 lb. limit contest at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, November 21st.
    The 32-year-old Couture recently reaffirmed her commitment to becoming a pioneer of women’s MMA competition by adding none other than K-1 superstar and three-time world kickboxing champion, Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo, to her stable of elite trainers.

    Cung Le - Black Belt Magazine Cover Story

    Sun, 2008-11-02 09:41 — Michael Afromowitz

    Please pick up a copy of the December issue of leading martial arts magazine, Black Belt, featuring Strikeforce World Middleweight Champion, Cung Le, on the cover. The issue is on sale now at newsstands everywhere.

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