SAN JOSE (June 24, 2010) – The fighters and promoters participated in the final press conference Thursday for this Saturday’s highly anticipated STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL historic Mixed Martial Arts fight card that will feature the universally recognized No. 1 male and female fighters in the world stepping into the same cage on the same night for the first time. The event will take place at HP Pavilion and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko, the world’s No. 1 pound for pound fighter, will take on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and top-ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum in the main event. The No. 1 female fighter, Cris Cyborg, will defend her STRIKEFORCE Women’s World 145-pounds Championship against Jan Finney in the semi-main.
In other televised action on SHOWTIME: Scott “Hands Of Steel’’ Smith and Cung Le are rematched at 185 pounds and exciting former STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion Josh Thomson will be opposed by veteran submission specialist Pat “Bam Bam’’ Healy.
Pics after the jump.