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Strikeforce Houston pre-sale password

July
13

I just got an email from Strikeforce containing a pre-sale password for the Strikeforce Houston event. If you find yourself in the Houston area jones’n for some Strikeforce tickets, and for some reason you are reading this NY/NJ based MMA blog, this is your lucky day.

Pre-sale info:
EXCLUSIVE PRESALE OPPORTUNITY FOR STRIKEFORCE INSIDERS STARTS TODAY! PURCHASE DURING THE PRESALE AND YOU’LL SAVE $5 OFF EACH TICKET!

As a “Strikeforce Insider”, you can purchase your tickets before they go on sale to the general public – An opportunity to get the best seats in the house! Plus, you’ll save $5 Off each ticket purchased! The exclusive presale opportunity for Strikeforce Houston at Toyota Center will take place today, Tuesday, July 13 at until Thursday, July 15 at 10PM/CT online at Toyotacentertix.com or by phone at 866-4-HOU-TIX.

The exclusive “Strikeforce Insider” presale passcode is: EXPLODE

Click here to purchase online.

Here is how the card is shaping up:

-Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (7-0; #9 Light Heavyweight) vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (9-2) ( Strikeforce light heavyweight title match)
-Ronaldo “Jacare” de Souza (12-2; #10 Middleweight)* vs. Tim Kennedy (12-2) (Strikeforce Middleweight title match for the vacant middleweight title)
-Jorge Gurgel (13-6) vs. K.J. Noons (9-2)
-Bobby Lashley vs. TBA

Posted by lvollmer on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
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Bobby Lashley to Strikeforce, makes promotional debut January 30

December
11

Pro-wrestler turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley has been signed by the Strikeforce organization and will make his debut on the January 30 card.

“I’m looking forward to fighting for STRIKEFORCE and challenging myself by taking on some of the top heavyweights in MMA,” said Lashley.

With heavyweights dropping like flies in the UFC, I am a little surprised Dana White did not scoop Lashley up first. He has a notable name from his stint in pro-wrestling, and would add some depth to the injury laden division.

The January Strikeforce card is shaping up like this:

-Cris “Cyborg” Santos (8-1) vs. Marloes Coenen (17-3)
-Nick Diaz (20-7) vs. TBA
-Jay Hieron (18-4) vs. TBA
-Herschel Walker (0-0) vs. TBA
-K.J. Noons (7-2) vs. TBA
-Bobby Lashley (4-0) vs. TBA

Posted by lvollmer on Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 10:49 am |
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Strikeforce signs “King Karl”, K.J. Noons

December
3

K.J. Noons has signed a multi-fight agreement with Strikeforce. Let’s hope a rematch with Nick Diaz in the works. Press release below:

K.J. NOONS SIGNS WITH STRIKEFORCE

NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 2009)– Former lightweight champion K.J. Noons (6-1) has signed a multi-fight agreement with world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion STRIKEFORCE and will make his long-awaited return to the cage at a date to be determined soon.

Noons’ STRIKEFORCE debut will be his first MMA start since June 14, 2008, when he reeled off his third consecutive win in the cage by demolishing Yves Edwards with a series of punches and elbows just 48 seconds into their meeting at Honolulu, Hawaii’s Neil S. Blaisdell Arena.

Following the victory over Edwards, Noons began a hiatus from MMA in order to pursue a professional boxing career.  He has since been victorious in four of five appearances in the squared circle, bringing his overall boxing record to 12-2 with 6 knockouts.

“I’m super excited to be a part of STRIKEFORCE and I’m looking forward to putting on great fights,” said Noons, who will celebrate his 27th birthday on Monday, Dec. 7.  “I’ve always wanted to come back, but I wanted to box for a little while in order to polish my boxing skills.  Now, I’m ready to jump back into the picture in MMA.”

To date, Noons’ most memorable stand in MMA was his meeting with dangerous striker and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Nick Diaz.  In the first round, Noons opened a cut below Diaz’s right eyebrow with a hard knee strike to the head after Diaz shot in for a takedown and, soon after, dropped Diaz with a straight counter right hand.

After round one came to an end, the ringside doctor ordered a stoppage to the fight due to two cuts Diaz had sustained on his forehead.  Noons was declared the winner of the fight by TKO.

Noons, who fights out of San Diego, Calif., also boasts a record of 13-1 with 10 KO knockouts in kickboxing competition.

“I feel a lot more confident with my game—my striking and everything else,” he said. “I feel I’m a more complete fighter and I’m ready to fight whoever STRIKEFORCE puts in front of me.”

Posted by lvollmer on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 10:42 am |
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