Strikeforce’s next show takes place May 19th and is headlined by the finals of their Heavyweight Grand Prix. However, their latest promo might lead some to believe the lightweight title bout between champion Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) and Josh Thomson is the card’s featured attraction.
No need to fret. Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier, who meet in the finals of the HWGP tourney, also appear in the hype video. Former light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante collides with Mike Kyle in the lineup’s third-to-last fight.
HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts the extravaganza.
Showtime Extreme airs four preliminary bouts beginning at 8PM ET/PT. Showtime will broadcast the card’s four featured fights at 10PM ET/PT.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here is the event’s complete lineup:
(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)
Quinn Mulhern vs. Yuri Villefort
Gian Villante vs. Derrick Mehmen
Virgil Zwicker vs. Guto Inocente
Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. JZ Cavalcante
(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)
Chris Spang vs. Nah-Shon Burrell
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Mike Kyle
Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce Lightweight Champion)
It appears reigning Strikeforce lightweight king Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) has accepted the fact he won’t be transitioning to the UFC anytime soon. Now that all hope is lost in making the big leagues, at least until Strikeforce’s guaranteed one-year extension with Showtime expires this December, Melendez has been forced to find new sources of motivation.
“I’ve kind of...
According to the Gambling Gods, the trilogy between Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) and Josh Thomson will look eerily similar to their rematch.
“The Punk” initially took Melendez’s Strikeforce title back in January of 2008, but “El Niño” stormed back to reclaim the strap in their December 2009 sequel.
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