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    Strikeforce On NBC Ratings Top The Competition

    Thu, 2008-05-22 07:28 — Michael Afromowitz

    “Strikeforce on NBC” Slams The Competition

    Revolutionary Mixed Martial Arts Program A Smash Hit With 18-34 Year Old Audience

    San Jose, CA. – The fifth episode of “Strikeforce on NBC”, the first-ever weekly mixed martial arts cage fight program on one of the four major national television networks in the U.S, topped the average ratings of both ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” both of which air several hours earlier during weeknights, in the 18-34 year old male category of viewers during the week of May 5, 2008.

    Donruss Creates Cung Le Trading Card

    Fri, 2008-05-16 05:42 — Michael Afromowitz

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Newly crowned Strikeforce World Middleweight Champion, Cung Le (22-0), has been selected to appear in the first-ever mixed martial arts trading card series manufactured by Donruss Trading Card Company.

    Melendez vs. Thomson Set For June 27th

    Fri, 2008-04-25 09:14 — Michael Afromowitz


    Tickets Go On Sale May 5

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Following a year of anticipation, Strikeforce World Lightweight (155 lb. limit) Champion, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez (14-1), will put his coveted title on the line against number one contender and Bay Area arch-rival, Josh “The Punk” Thomson (14-2), in the main event of a Strikeforce mixed martial arts mega-card at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, June 27th.

    Sneak Peek! - "Strikeforce on NBC"

    Sat, 2008-04-12 10:55 — Michael Afromowitz

    Sneak Peak At “Strikeforce on NBC” Available Online

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A minute and a half preview of “Strikeforce on NBC,” the 52-week mixed martial arts series that premieres from 2-2:30 a.m. ET tomorrow on NBC, is available for viewing at NBC Sports Online as well as on the official Strikeforce homepage.

    “Strikeforce on NBC” marks the debut of mixed martial arts programming on network television in The United States. The series will include fighter profiles as well as Strikeforce bouts and highlights.

    "Shamrock vs. Cung Le" Does $1.1 Million Gate

    Thu, 2008-04-03 10:48 — Michael Afromowitz

    “Shamrock vs. Cung Le” Does $1.1 Million Gate

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A crowd of 16,326 generated over $1.1 million of live gate revenue for the “Shamrock vs. Cung Le” mixed martial arts mega-event at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Saturday, March 29th.

    NBC To Premiere Strikeforce Series

    Fri, 2008-03-28 09:21 — Michael Afromowitz


    BURBANK -- March 27, 2008 -- In a major step for the fastest-growing sport around the globe, NBC has partnered with world championship promotion company Strikeforce to be the first to premiere a weekly mixed martial arts cage fight series on broadcast television. "Strikeforce on NBC" will premiere the night of April 12 from 2-2:30 a.m. ET on NBC.

    The announcement was made by Jerry Petry, Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television.

    Riggs Steps Up To Face Devela At Strikeforce

    Fri, 2008-02-15 11:49 — Michael Afromowitz

    Riggs Steps Up To Face Devela At Strikeforce

    Ellis Replaces Ludwig In Matchup With Berger

    TACOMA, WA.—Middleweight (185 lb. limit) star Joe “Diesel” Riggs (27-9) has been called up to take on Cory “The One” Devela (12-2) during the Bodog Fight Presents: “Strikeforce At The Dome” mixed martial arts mega-card at Tacoma, Washington’s Tacoma Dome on Saturday, February 23rd.

    “Fast” Eddy Ellis (12-14-1), meanwhile, will replace Duane “Bang” Ludwig in the 170 lb. limit matchup with Steve “The Red Nosed Pit Bull Berger” (20-17-2).

    Sapp Featured On Seattle Times Front Page

    Fri, 2008-02-15 11:32 — Michael Afromowitz

    Strikeforce mixed martial arts star, Bob "The Beast" Sapp, is featured on the front page of today's edition of The Seattle Times, the largest newspaper in the Northwest and the most trafficked website in the Northwest for news and sports.

    The following is a link to the online version of the front page story:

    Strikeforce Signs TV Deal With HDNet

    Tue, 2008-02-12 08:39 — Michael Afromowitz

    Strikeforce Inks TV Deal With HDNET

    Coverage begins with live telecast of “Strikeforce At The Dome”

    Dallas, TX---- HDNet, the first television network to deliver programming in high definition format, will broadcast four Strikeforce mixed martial arts events in 2008, beginning with a live telecast of Bodog Fight Presents: “Strikeforce At The Dome” from Tacoma, Washington’s Tacoma Dome on Saturday, February 23rd.

    The live HDNet broadcast of Bodog Fight Presents: “Strikeforce At The Dome” will begin at 10:30 PM ET (7:30 PM PT).

    Masvidal 'Game' For Healy At Strikeforce

    Fri, 2008-02-08 11:08 — Michael Afromowitz

    TACOMA, WA.—Bodog Fight sensation Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (13-2) will take on former NCAA National Boxing Champion turned Matt Lindland protégé, “Diamond” Ryan Healy (9-2-1), in a 160 lb. limit catch weight mixed martial arts battle during Bodog Fight Presents: “Strikeforce At The Dome” at Tacoma, Washington’s Tacoma Dome on Saturday, February 23rd.

    The 23-year-old Masvidal, a native of Miami, Florida, is looking to notch his eighth consecutive victory after stopping Brant Rose in just 50 seconds on December 11, 2007.

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