by MMAWeekly.com Staff
(Photos courtesy of Esther Line/Strikeforce)
Strikeforce: Miami lands in Sunrise, Fla., this week with two title fights on tap: Nick Diaz vs. Marius Zaromskis for the vacant welterweight strap and Cris “Cyborg” Santos defending her 145-pound women’s title against Marloes Coenen.
Much of the hype however surrounds former WWE star Bobby Lashley in his promotional debut, and NFL veteran Herschel Walker in his mixed martial arts debut.
The fighters for Strikeforce: Miami weigh in on Friday at the BankAtlantic Center at 5:30 p.m. ET, the venue that will host the fights on Saturday night.
Main Card (On Showtime):
-Nick Diaz (169.5) vs. Marius Zaromskis (169)
-Cris “Cyborg” Santos (144.5) vs. Marloes Coenen (143.75)
-Herschel Walker (214.25) vs. Greg Nagy (210.5)
-Robbie Lawler (185.75) vs. Melvin Manhoef (185.75)
-Bobby Lashley (252.25) vs. Wes Sims (258.25)
Preliminary Card (Live on EASportsMMA.com):
-Jay Hieron (170.25) vs. Joe Riggs (170.5)
Preliminary Card (Non-Televised):
-Pablo Alfonso (139.25) vs. Marcos Da Matta (139.75)
-Hayder Hassan (170.5)** vs. Ryan Keenan (168)
-Sabah Homasi (171.5) vs. John Kelly (170.5)**
-Michael Byrnes (154.5)* vs. David Zitnik (154)
-Craig Oxley (144.75) vs. David Gomez (144.5)
-John Clarke (169.75) vs. Joe Ray (169.75)*
*Michael Byrnes and Joe Ray had not completed their boxing commission paperwork at the time of weigh-ins, so they weighed in after the other fighters.
**Hayder Hassan, Sabah Homasi, and John Kelly were all over their allotted weights, but will all fight without penalty.
(UPDATED 10:30 p.m. PT, Jan. 29 with Byrnes and Ray’s weights and photos.)