Strikeforce Presser Heading to The Lou

Written by Tom Ngo
May 13th, 2009

In anticipation of their debut in Missouri, Strikeforce will be holding a press conference to promote their June 6th event. The presser will be held on Tuesday, May 19th inside the Atrium in the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The doors will open at 1PM local time and the public is welcome.

Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” will feature former EliteXC middleweight champ Robbie Lawler taking on former EliteXC welterweight title holder Jake Shields at a catch-weight of 182 pounds.

Accompanying the two headliners at the press conference will be fellow participants Kevin Randleman and his opponent Mike Whitehead, as well as Joe Riggs and his foe Phil Baroni.

Strikeforce CEO and founder Scott Coker will also be in attendance.

Although the card has yet to be finalized, here are the fights Rumored to be on the Showtime broadcast:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. TBD
Booker DeRousse vs. James Wade
Torrance Taylor vs. Lyle Beerbohm

Main Bouts:

Alistair Overeem (Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion) vs. TBD
Kevin Randleman vs. Mike Whitehead
Joe Riggs vs. Phil Baroni
Nick Diaz vs. Scott Smith (Catch-Weight of 180 Pounds)
Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Shields (Catch-Weight of 182 Pounds)

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