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Thursday, 05/17/2012, 07:23 am

Fans Encouraged To Attend Tomorrows Strikeforce Press Conference In San Jose | MMA NEWS


Strikeforce officials are holding a special pre-fight press conference tomorrow in San Jose, Ca. in anticipation of this weekend’s “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” event.

After nearly 15-months in the making, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix will conclude and a champion crowned.

Additionally, current Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson will square off in a rubber match and complete their historic trilogy.

The pre-fight press conference is set to take place at San Jose’s HP Pavilion and fighters from the main card will take to the stage at noon to field questions from the media in attendance.

Fans in the area are encouraged to attend the free event. Doors open at 11 a.m. PT.

The Saturday show’s lineup looks as follows:

MAIN CARD:
(Showtime)
Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier (heavyweight grand-prix finale)
Champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson (for lightweight title)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Mike Kyle
Naj-Shon Burrell vs. Chris Spang

PRELIMINARY CARD: (Showtime Extreme)
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Virgil Zwicker vs. Guto Inocente
Derrick Mehmen vs. Gian Villante
Quinn Mulhern vs. Yuri Villefort
Bobby Green vs. James Terry

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