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

By Michael Afromowitz / October 24, 2008

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 […]


NBC “Strikeforce At The Mansion II” Coverage Continues Saturday

By Michael Afromowitz / October 17, 2008

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 […]


Ludwig Stops Morgan, Trigg Defeats Vitale At Strikeforce

By Michael Afromowitz / October 5, 2008

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 […]


Strikeforce “Payback:” Fighters Weigh In

By Michael Afromowitz / October 4, 2008

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 […]


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

By Michael Afromowitz / October 2, 2008

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,” […]


Ishida Heads To Playboy Mansion To Face NCAA Wrestling Stud

By Michael Afromowitz / September 9, 2008

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), […]


Sherdog To Stream Strikeforce Playboy Mansion Event Live

By Michael Afromowitz / September 6, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif. —Sherdog (www.sherdog.com), 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 […]


Ruiz Replaces Southworth In Babalu Fight

By Michael Afromowitz / August 28, 2008

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 […]

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