“Strikeforce At The Mansion” Weigh Ins & Interviews


WHAT: Strikeforce, the fastest-growing mixed martial arts federation brings an historic, first-ever MMA event to the Playboy Mansion on Sat., Sept. 29. The star-studded roster slated for action at the home of Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner includes undefeated world lightweight (155 lb. limit) champion “El Nino” Gilbert Melendez (12-0), who will face Tetsuji Kato (18-7) and world light heavyweight (205 lb. limit) crown holder, Bobby Southworth (7-4), who will battle with Canadian terror Bill “The Butcher” Mahood (15-5-1) in a non-title match-up.

Former UFC middleweight (185 lb. limit) star Joe “Diesel” Riggs (26-9-1 No Contest) will face hard-nosed brawler Eugene “The Wolf” Jackson (15-7-1). Former UFC and Pride Fighting Championship lightweight standout Josh “The Punk” Thomson (34-2 (1 No Contest) will meet IFL veteran Adam Lynn (11-7-1 No Contest) and undefeated heavyweight contender and former WWE star Daniel Puder (5-0) will lock horns with Richard Dalton (3-2).

INTERVIEWS & WEIGH-INS: Friday, Sept. 28, 2- 4 p.m. (open to public)

To arrange a scheduled time for one-on-one interviews during 2-4pm on Fri. Sept. 28, please contact Francine Marseille fmarseille@socal.rr.com or Kim Koury kim@spinprgroup.com.

WHERE: Sofitel LABeverly Ballroom 3

8555 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

(310) 274- 5444

EVENT TICKETS: Tickets priced at $1000.00 are by invite only and can be requested by contacting Carie Aana at Strikeforce at 408-569-3147 or by visiting the official Strikeforce website at www.strikeforce.net.

OTHER: ‘Strikeforce at The Mansion’ Pre-Party poolside at Sofitel LA Fri. 9-28 (9 p.m. -11 p.m.). RSVP to guest list email rsvp@spinprgroup.com

About Strikeforce

Strikeforce is a world-class mixed martial arts cage fight promotion which, on Friday, March 10, 2006, made history with its “Shamrock vs. Gracie” event, the first sanctioned mixed martial arts fight card in California state history. The star-studded extravaganza, which pitted legendary champion Frank Shamrock against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, played host to a sold-out, record crowd of 18,265. The rapidly growing organization recently re-launched its website, www.strikeforceusa.net, which boasts a bold new look and all-new features, including video streaming capability. Since 1995, Strikeforce has been the exclusive provider of martial arts programming for ESPN and, after 12 years of success as a leading, world championship kickboxing promotion, the company unveiled its mixed martial arts series with “Shamrock vs. Gracie.”

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