Strikeforce “Payback:” Fighters Weigh In
Denver, CO. —Despite Tyra Parker’s failure to make weight, her Strikeforce “
Payback” matchup with Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson will go on as
planned. All other fighters scheduled to compete on the Strikeforce MMA card at
Broomfield Event Center tomorrow successfully made weight at Dave and Buster’s
in Westminster on Thursday.
Parker tipped the scales at 116 pounds, four pounds above the 112 pound
limit, contracted weight of her bout. Waterson weighed in at 111.4 pounds.
The following are the official fighter weights from today’s weigh-ins:
165 lb. limit:
Sam “The Squeeze” Morgan – 164.8 lbs.
Duane “Bang” Ludwig – 165 lbs.
185 lb. limit:
Falaniko “Niko” Vitale – 185.6 lbs.
Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg – 183.8 lbs.
170 lb. limit:
Pete “The Secret Weapon” Spratt – 170.8 lbs.
Donnie Liles – 170.8 lbs.
155 lb. limit:
Billy Evangelista – 155 lbs.
Luke “Lil’ Hulk” Caudillo – 155 lbs.
112 lb. limit:
Tyra Parker – 116 lbs.
Michelle Waterson – 111.4 lbs.
205 lb. limit:
Carlos Zevallos – 205.4 lbs.
Andre “The Silencer” Walker – 202.4 lbs.
145 lb. limit:
Ricky Johnson – 143.5 lbs.
Tyler Toner – 146 lbs.
Tickets for Strikeforce “Payback,” priced from $30, are on sale at
Ticketmaster (303-830-TIXS) and Ticketmaster.com
Broomfield Event Center doors will open for Strikeforce “Payback” at 5:30
PM MST tomorrow and the preliminary card will begin at 6:30 PM MST. The main
card will commence at 8 PM MST.
Strikeforce is a world-class mixed martial arts cage fight promotion which,
on Friday, March 10, 2006, made history with its “Shamrock vs. Gracie”
event, the first sanctioned mixed martial arts fight card in California state
history. The star-studded extravaganza, which pitted legendary champion Frank
Shamrock against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie at San Jose’s HP
Pavilion, played host to a sold-out, record crowd of 18,265. Since 1995,
Strikeforce has been the exclusive provider of martial arts programming for ESPN
and, after 12 years of success as a leading, world championship kickboxing
promotion, the company unveiled its mixed martial arts series with “Shamrock vs.
Gracie.” Since then, it has co-produced the first SHOWTIME PPV mixed
martial arts event in history with its world championship “Shamrock vs. Baroni”
card on June 22, 2007 followed by the first-ever mixed martial arts event at
the world-famous Playboy Mansion on September 29, 2007. On April 12th of this
year, Strikeforce launched the first-ever 52 week MMA series on one of the
four major television networks in The U.S. – NBC.
Mike Afromowitz, Strikeforce – (917) 566-8754 or