STRIKEFORCE MMA TO STREAM LIVE ON YAHOO! SPORTS
Available to internet users outside of Northern California
November 13, 2007; San Jose, CA….Following the smash success of its live stream from the world-famous Playboy Mansion, Strikeforce will again deliver to fans around the globe, world championship mixed martial arts action, LIVE on Yahoo! Sports (www.sports.yahoo.com), from the HP Pavilion in San Jose on Friday.
Available to all internet users located beyond a 150 mile radius of San Jose, the live stream, free of charge to viewers, will begin at 8 PM PST (11 PM EST) and include the entire Strikeforce four-man, single-elimination tournament, featuring middleweight (185 lb. limit) stars Trevor Prangley (16-4), Falaniko Vitale (24-7), Yuki Sasaki (21-13-1), and Jorge Santiago (14-7). Each tournament bout will consist of two, five-minute rounds.
Also included during the stream will be the Strikeforce world heavyweight championship battle between Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello (23-9) and Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem (25-11); the middleweight showdown between undefeated Cung Le and The Ultimate Fighter season 2 star, Sam “The Squeeze” Morgan; the matchup between Strikeforce World Light Heavyweight (205 lb. limit) Champion, Bobby Southworth (8-4), and Anthony “El Toro” Ruiz (17-10); and the mixed martial arts debut of undefeated world kickboxing champion, Brian “The Mad Stork” Schwartz (18-0), who will take on Lemont Davis (8-4).
The Strikeforce event is being presented by BodogFIGHT.
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. 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.” Since then, it has produced the first SHOWTIME PPV mixed martial arts event in history with its world championship “Shamrock vs. Baroni” card on June 22nd of this year followed by the first-ever mixed martial arts event at the world-famous Playboy Mansion on September 29th.