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    Latest "Strikeforce on NBC" Episode Draws Record 1.1 Million Viewers

    Fri, 2008-10-24 09:27 — Michael Afromowitz

    Latest “Strikeforce on NBC” Episode Draws Record 1.1 Million Viewers

    SAN JOSE, Calif. —Last Saturday’s episode of “Strikeforce on NBC” generated over 1.1 million viewers, a new high for the first-ever 52 week mixed martial arts (MMA) series in network television history, according to Nielsen Ratings.
    The record number of viewers shattered the previous high of 949,000, which was recorded on May 9th.

    Thomson To Defend Strikeforce Title, Seek Vengeance Against Edwards

    Mon, 2008-10-20 08:14 — Michael Afromowitz

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Strikeforce World Lightweight (155 lb. limit) Champion, Josh “The Punk” Thomson (16-2), will set out to make his first title defense and, at the same time, look to even an old score against the only man on the planet who has stopped him in the heat of battle - Yves Edwards (34-14-1) – at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, November 21st.

    NBC "Strikeforce At The Mansion II" Coverage Continues Saturday

    Fri, 2008-10-17 09:50 — Michael Afromowitz

    NBC “Strikeforce At The Mansion II” Coverage Continues With Prangley-Ruiz Rematch

    SAN JOSE, Calif. —The drama-filled light heavyweight (205 lb. limit) rematch between former South African National Wrestling Champion, Trevor Prangley (18-5), and former world championship challenger, Anthony “A-Train” Ruiz (21-12), will highlight NBC’s second consecutive week of Strikeforce Playboy Mansion event coverage on Saturday night.

    Ludwig Stops Morgan, Trigg Defeats Vitale At Strikeforce

    Sun, 2008-10-05 10:59 — Michael Afromowitz

    BROOMFIELD, CO— Knockout artist Duane “Bang” Ludwig (17-8) capped off an electrifying night of Strikeforce mixed martial arts (MMA) action, scoring a first round TKO on Sam “The Squeeze” Morgan (19-12), in their highly-anticipated rematch at Broomfield, Colorado’s Broomfield Event Center on Friday, October 3rd. Superstar Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg (18-6) controlled the action against Falaniko “Niko” Vitale (26-9) for three consecutive rounds to notch a unanimous judges’ decision victory.

    Strikeforce “Payback:” Fighters Weigh In

    Fri, 2008-10-03 16:56 — Michael Afromowitz

    Denver, CO. —Despite Tyra Parker’s failure to make weight, her Strikeforce “Payback” matchup with Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson will go on as planned. All other fighters scheduled to compete on the Strikeforce MMA card at Broomfield Event Center tomorrow successfully made weight at Dave and Buster’s in Westminster on Thursday.
    Parker tipped the scales at 116 pounds, four pounds above the 112 pound limit, contracted weight of her bout. Waterson weighed in at 111.4 pounds.
    The following are the official fighter weights from today’s weigh-ins:

    Main Event:
    165 lb. limit:

    “Karate Hottie” Ready To Explode At Strikeforce “Payback”

    Wed, 2008-10-01 16:59 — Michael Afromowitz

    SAN JOSE, Calif. —To the naked eye, Michelle Waterson looks more like she should be gracing the pages of Maxim rather than beating up on opponents in caged combat. Just like the old cliché “looks can be deceiving” goes though, it turns out that the petite, 22 year old, otherwise known as the “Karate Hottie,” packs as much firepower as she does gorgeous looks.

    Ishida Heads To Playboy Mansion To Face NCAA Wrestling Stud

    Tue, 2008-09-09 08:46 — Michael Afromowitz

    SAN JOSE, Calif. —Top-ranked lightweight (155 lb. limit) mixed martial arts (MMA) gun, Mitsuhiro “The Endless Fighter” Ishida (16-4-1), will make his way from the battlegrounds of Japan for the first time in his seven-year professional career to face former NCAA Division I wrestling stud and rising Team AKA star, Justin “The Silverback” Wilcox (5-2), in the cage at Strikeforce’s mega-event at the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA on Saturday, September 20th.

    Sherdog To Stream Strikeforce Playboy Mansion Event Live

    Sat, 2008-09-06 08:01 — Michael Afromowitz

    SAN JOSE, Calif. —Sherdog (, the world’s original online media platform for mixed martial arts (MMA), will provide a live stream of Strikeforce’s MMA extravaganza at the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA. on Saturday, September 20th.

    The stream, free of charge to viewers, will begin at 7:30 PM PST (10:30 PM EST) with two preliminary bouts and will include the main fight card in its entirety.

    Strikeforce Returns To The Playboy Mansion

    Tue, 2008-09-02 07:44 — Michael Afromowitz

    Strikeforce Returns To The Playboy Mansion

    Ruiz Replaces Southworth In Babalu Fight

    Thu, 2008-08-28 08:04 — Michael Afromowitz

    SAN JOSE, Calif. —A potentially torn ACL and meniscus will prevent Strikeforce Light Heavyweight (205 lb. limit) Champion Bobby Southworth from being able to defend his crown against Renato “Babalu” Sobral (30-7) at the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, September 20th. Replacing the ailing Southworth in the fight with Sobral will be Anthony “A-Train” Ruiz (21-11).

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