Strikeforce’s return to San Jose is official.
Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier will return to the HP Pavilion on May 19, with the main event to feature the finals in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier have been waiting for months to square off, as Cormier has been recovering from a broken hand.
Other matches recently made official for the card include Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez against Josh Thomson, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante against Mike Kyle, and Bobby Voelker vs. Nah-Shon Burrell. The main card will air on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET, while the prelims air on Showtime Extreme beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
“Strikeforce is coming back to where it all started – San Jose,” said Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker in a press release. “The Bay Area has some of the best fans in the world and we can’t wait to get back with an event like this.”
Ticket info below:
- UFC Fight Club Presale: Thursday, April 5, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. ET
- UFC Newsletter Presale/Strikeforce Insider: Thursday, April 5, 3 p.m. ET
- Public On-Sale Date: Friday, April 6, 1 p.m. ET
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Prices range from $45 to $175.
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