Thursday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 a.m. PT, at The Grill at HP Pavilion in San Jose

WHO:              STRIKEFORCE Welterweight World Champion Nick Diaz

STRIKEFORCE Middleweight World Champion Jacare Souza

                        Football Legend Herschel Walker

                        Brazilian Welterweight Powerhouse Evangelista Cyborg

                        Former Two-Time Middleweight Champ “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler

                        Fast-Rising Light Heavyweight Prospect Roger Gracie

                        Confident, Upset-Minded Heavyweight Scott Carson 

                        Former South African National Wrestling Champion and MMA star Trevor Prangley

WHEN:           Thursday, Jan. 27, at 12:30 p.m. PT 

                        Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the press conference at Noon

WHERE:         The Grill at HP Pavilion

525 West Santa Clara Street <

San Jose, Calif., 95113-1520

WHAT:           The fighters will participate in a final press conference just two days before the STRIKEFORCE World Championship Doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 29, at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

STRIKEFORCE World Welterweight Champ Nick Diaz (23-7, 1 NC) will make his second title defense when he faces Brazilian Evangelista Cyborg (18-13) in the main event.  Diaz, of Stockton, Calif. has been unstoppable of late, winning his last eight fights.  

STRIKEFORCE World Middleweight Champ “Jacare” Souza (13-2, 1 NC) will put his belt on the line for the first time against KO artist “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (18-6, 1 NC) in the co-feature of a stacked card.

Herschel Walker (1-0) will return to the cage to face Scott Carson (4-1) in a heavyweight bout. The matchup was originally scheduled for Dec. 4, but was postponed after Walker sustained a cut during a training session.  Walker, who won the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, won his MMA debut with a third-round TKO last January.  

Undefeated Roger Gracie (3-0), the latest prospect from MMA’s first family, will battle former South African national wrestling champion Trevor Prangley (23-6-1) at light heavyweight (205 pounds).  

CONTACT:    Mike Afromowitz, STRIKEFORCE,                           (917) 566-8754,

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

Annie Van Tornhout, Showtime Networks                               (212) 708-1663 

Steve Pratt, Brener Zwikel & Assoc. (818) 462-5602 

John Beyrooty, Brener Zwikel & Assoc. (562) 233-7477