Big news coming out of the Strikeforce promotion today as they announce their Strikeforce: Los Angeles card. The event will take place Wednesday, June 16 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The event is scheduled to air on Showtime.
Headliners so far annouced are Bobby Lashley, Robbie Lawler, and K.J. Noons. The rest of the line-up including their challengers will be announced at a later time. In the meanwhile tickets will go on pre-sale Thursday, April 29. Tickets to the public will be available Saturday, May 1.
The date and time of the event coincides nicely with the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) – the worlds largest gaming, and trade expo. This will provide a platform to promote both the fighting event and the video game starring Strikeforce fighters “EA’s MMA “side-by-side.
Lashley (5-0 MMA, 1-0 SF) will be stepping into the Strikeforce cage for his second time. His first Strikeforce showing was in an uneventful win over the sluggish Wes Sims who took the fight on very late notice.
Lawler (19-5 MMA, 1-1 SF) is returning after an impressive first round KO over Melvin Manheof. A fight in which Lawler looked to be out powered by but came with an amazing counter.
Noons (8-2 MMA, 0-0 SF) the former EliteXC lightweight champ is coming off a 21 month break, in which he used to try out a career in boxing. This will be Noons first ever appearance under the Strikeforce banner.