A day after confirming the five featured fights for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson,” the San Jose, California-based promotion announced three of the card’s preliminary bouts.
As expected, lightweight Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante will make a quick turnaround from last month’s ‘No Contest’ against Justin Wilcox to face Lyle Beerbohm. JZ caught Wilcox with an accidental eye poke in the 2ndRound of their 155-pound affair.
Eduardo Pamplona vs. Tyler Stinson and Julie Kedzie vs. Alexis Davis will also take place in the preliminary portion of the Showtime broadcast.
A heavyweight contest between Fedor Emelianenko and current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson will headline the show.
Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10PM ET/PT. It’s unknown whether HDNet will once again televise all of the preliminary bouts live. The high definition network did so last month for “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum.”
Here are the athletes scheduled to perform inside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois:
Julie Kedzie vs. Alexis Davis
Eduardo Pamplona vs. Tyler Stinson
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. Lyle Beerbohm
Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley
Tim Kennedy vs. Robbie Lawler
Miesha Tate vs. Marloes Coenen (Women’s Welterweight Champion)
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson (Heavyweight Bout)