Strikeforce will stream
its Sept. 29 “Strikeforce at the Mansion” event live to a worldwide
audience exclusively at Yahoo! Sports.
Strikeforce will be the first mixed
martial arts event held at the world-famous Playboy Mansion. The Strikeforce
fight card will be headlined by the return of undefeated lightweight (155-pound)
champion Gilbert Melendez (12-0), as well as the Strikeforce debut of
middleweight (185-pound) star Joe “Diesel” Riggs (26-9), who will battle
fan-favorite Eugene Jackson (15-7-1).
Yahoo! Sports will begin streaming
the Strikeforce fights at 9 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. ET. Yahoo! Sports users will have
free, live access to the main card.
“This is an outstanding opportunity
for fans around the world to watch these fights, which they otherwise might not
have been able to see live,” said Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker. “Working
with Yahoo! Sports brings mixed martial arts directly to our fans for free, and
gets them into the Playboy Mansion, too. It’s a great partnership that delivers
for fans around the world.”
In other action on the main card,
Strikeforce lightweight star Josh Thomson (34-2) will square off with former
United States marine Adam Lynn (11-7). Bobby Southworth (7-4) will take
on Canadian Bill “The Butcher” Mahood (15-5-1) in a light heavyweight (205-pound)
contest, while undefeated heavyweight contender and former WWE star Daniel
Puder (5-0) will be challenged by Richard Dalton (3-2).
Following the live stream, the event will remain available
for viewing on Yahoo! Sports, free of charge, for a period of 30
days via on demand service.