As expected, Strikeforce has officially announced their June 16th event for the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Although three superstars were confirmed to participate in the show, Jason “Mayhem” Miller was auspiciously left off today’s press release.
Former TNA wrestler Bobby Lashley, KJ Noons and Robbie Lawler – the man Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker previously stated would headline the card opposite Miller prior to the Nashiville brawl – will all be performing in Downtown L.A.
No opponents were mentioned for any of the contestants.
Strikeforce decided to host their first mid-week event so it could coincide with the E3 Expo, the premier trade show for computer and video games. During E3 Expo 2010 at the L.A. Convention Center, EA SPORTS will exhibit its highly anticipated EA SPORTS MMA, which is overflowing with Strikeforce athletes.
When Coker told the L.A. Times of the possible fight card earlier this month, he was hoping to have the former EliteXC middleweight champ headline the Showtime broadcast against Miller. However, it appears Miller is still in the doghouse after igniting the worst brawl in the sport’s history just three weeks ago.
Lawler owns a 19-5 record and has finished 14 by way of knockout. He put Melvin Manhoef to sleep in his most recent scrap at “Strikeforce: Miami” in January.
Miller holds a 23-7 pro mark with one no-contest. He was last seen annihilating Tim Stout at “Strikeforce: Nashville,” the scene of the infamous crime.