Sensing the reception for Saturday’s show is lukewarm, at best, Showtime has released a new promo for “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” to help generate some much-needed buzz.
The card features a pair of championship affairs. Lightweight king Gilbert Melendez puts his strap on the line against Jorge Masvidal in the night’s featured attraction, while Hiroko Yamanaka challenges Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos for her featherweight crown in the co-main event.
The Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California will serve as host. Showtime broadcasts the main card at 10PM ET/PT.
Please click the media player below to watch the hype video:
Here are the athletes competing in this weekend’s show:
Jerron Peoples vs. Roger Bowling
Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones
Fernando Gonzalez vs. Eddie Mendez
Herman Terrado vs. Chris Brown
Justin Wilcox vs. Caros Fodor
K.J. Noons vs. Billy Evangelista
Gegard Mousasi vs. Ovince St. Preux
Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion)
Jorge Masvidal vs Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce Lightweight Champion)