* * MEDIA TELECONFERENCE ALERT * *
DAN HENDERSON & BABALU SOBRAL To Hold Media Conference Call Tomorrow/Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
WHO: Legendary MMA Superstar Dan Henderson
Former STRIKEFORCE World Champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral
STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
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WHAT: The fighters and Coker will participate in a national media conference call to discuss their highly anticipated rematch in the main event of STRIKEFORCE: Henderson vs. Babalu on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO., live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
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 and coach on The Ultimate Fighter reality series, Henderson is also one of the most decorated fighters in MMA history.
Sobral is fresh off a unanimous decision victory over knockout artist Robbie Lawler on June 16 at STRIKEFORCE: LIVE in Los Angeles, his first fight since losing the STRIKEFORCE title to Gegard Mousasi on Aug. 15, 2009. Prior to the defeat, Sobral had reeled off five consecutive victories.
In other televised fights, former world champ “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will face 2000 Olympic Games silver medalist Matt “The Law” Lindland in a matchup of 185-pound contenders; former world heavyweight champion Antonio “Big Foot’’ Silva faces Valentijn “The Python’’ Overeem, the older brother of STRIKEFORCE heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem; Paul “Semtex’’ Daley faces Scott “Hands Of Steel’ Smith in a battle of explosive welterweights; and football legend and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker will face Scott Carson in a heavyweight bout.
CONTACT: Mike Afromowitz, STRIKEFORCE, (917) 566-8754, firstname.lastname@example.org
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