PRESS CONFERENCE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MONDAY AT SCOTTRADE CENTER

FOOTBALL LEGEND HERSCHEL WALKER,

LEGENDARY MMA SUPERSTAR DAN HENDERSON,



EXCITING, DYNAMIC "BABALU" SOBRAL,


JESSE FINNEY TO PARTICIPATE IN KICK-OFF

PRESS CONFERENCE & AUTOGRAPH SIGNING


Monday, Sept. 27, at 12:30 p.m. CT at Scottrade Center in St. Louis


WHO:             Football Legend/Unbeaten MMA Fighter Herschel Walker


                        Legendary Superstar And Former Olympian Dan Henderson


                        Former STRIKEFORCE World Champion Renato "Babalu" Sobral


                        Talented St. Louis Native Jesse Finney



WHEN:            Monday, Sept. 27, 2010


                        Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. CT


                        Press Conference will begin at 1 p.m. CT



WHERE:        Scottrade Center (main lobby)


                       1401 Clark Avenue


                       St Louis, MO 63103





WHAT:          The fighters will participate in a press conference on Monday, Sept. 27, to announce the mega-STRIKEFORCE event on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.  The press conference is open to the public.  An autograph signing session for fans will take place immediately following the press conference formalities. 


The 48-year-old Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and two-time NFL Pro Bowl competitor, is undefeated at 1-0 in his latest athletic endeavor – MMA.  A 1999 College Hall of Fame inductee who was selected to Sports Illustrated’s NCAA All-Century Team that year, the 6-foot-1, 220 pound Walker already holds a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and boasts additional training in the combat disciplines of Muay Thai and Kenpo.  


A two-time U.S. Olympic wrestling team member (’92, ’96), Henderson is the only fighter in the sport’s history to simultaneously hold two different titles in two different weight classes (welterweight and heavyweight) for a major fight promotion (PRIDE Fighting Championships).  A former UFC star, Henderson is one of the most decorated fighters in MMA history.


Sobral, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, is coming off a unanimous decision victory over knockout artist Robbie Lawler last June 16 at STRIKEFORCE: Los Angeles. 

     

CONTACT:  

Mike Afromowitz, Strikeforce, (917) 566-8754mafromowitz@strikeforce.com


Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc. (212) 708-1633 Chris.DeBlasio@Showtime.net


Annie Van Tornhout, Showtime Networks (212) 708-1663 Annie.VanTornhout@Showtime.net


Steve Pratt, Brener Zwikel & Assoc. (818) 462-5602 SteveP@bzapr.com


John Beyrooty, Brener Zwikel & Assoc. (562) 233-7477 JohnnyBey@aol.com

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