Strikeforce “Greatest Knockouts” Premieres On NBC Saturday
SAN JOSE, Calif. —A special 30 minute episode featuring a collection of the
10 greatest knockouts in Strikeforce mixed martial arts (MMA) history will
premiere on NBC Saturday night.
The all-new “Strikeforce on NBC” episode will showcase the handiwork of
some of Strikeforce’s most lethal competitors, including reigning world
middleweight (185 lb. limit) champion, Cung Le; two-time world MMA champion, Frank
Shamrock; and superstars Kazuo “The Grabaka Hitman” Misaki and Duane “Bang”
Le’s classic knockouts of old rivals Mike Altman and Brian “Mr. Unbreakable”
Warren will be displayed as will Shamrock’s 21 second decimation of
longtime, bitter adversary, Cesar Gracie.
The NBC program consists of the following bouts:
* Cung Le vs. Mike Altman
* Frank Shamrock vs. Cesar Gracie
* Luke Stewart vs. Bryson Kamaka
* Joe “Diesel” Riggs vs. Eugene “The Wolf” Jackson
* Kazuo “The Grabaka Hitman” Misaki vs. Joe “Diesel” Riggs
* Duane “Bang” Ludwig vs. Tony “The Freak” Fryklund
* Terry Martin vs. Cory “The One” Devela
* Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello vs. David “Tank” Abbott
* Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello vs. Carter Williams
* Cung Le vs. Brian “Mr. Unbreakable” Warren
Fans have the opportunity to vote for their favorite knockout in a poll
being hosted online at Strikeforce’s official website, _www.strikeforce.com_
(http://www.strikeforce.com/) . Results of the survey will be displayed on the
homepage next week.
“Strikeforce on NBC,” the first 52-week mixed martial arts series in network
television history, airs every Saturday, immediately following NBC’s hit
poker tournament series, “Poker After Dark” (check local listings). MMA legend
Ken Shamrock and award-winning ESPN announcer, Lon McEachern, co-host each
program and provide expert, play-by-play commentary.
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.