Strikeforce has officially announced their next major event will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on August 21st. The San Jose, California based promotion will hold a press conference next Tuesday, July 13th featuring some of the fighters expected to participate on the card.
A special pre-sale ticket purchase opportunity will be presented for “Strikeforce Insider” e-newsletter subscribers on Tuesday, July 13th at 10AM CT until 10PM CT on Thursday, July 15th. Check your Inbox for the special pre-sale code.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 16 at 10AM CT.
The reported main event will be a light heavyweight title bout between newly crowned champ Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante.
It will mark Lawal’s first championship defense since beating Gegard Mousasi at “Strikeforce: Nashville.” To the surprise of many, King Mo was able to cruise to an easy unanimous decision victory en route to capturing the belt.
A lightweight fight between UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel and K.J. Noons is also expected for the show, as well as a cameo by middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
More scraps are expected to be announced during the kick-off press conference. We’ll see you in front of Yao Ming’s house at 2PM CT on July 13th.