“BABALU” SOBRAL TO FACE ROBBIE LAWLER
IN STRIKEFORCE MAIN EVENT
AT NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16
Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow
LOS ANGELES (April 30, 2010) – Knockout artist “Ruthless” Robbie
Lawler (17-5) will collide with former STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight
(205 pounds) Champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral (35-8) at a catch
weight of 195 pounds in the main event when STRIKEFORCE Mixed
Martial Arts (MMA) hits Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los
Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, June 16.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow
Saturday, May 1, at STAPLES Center box office, all Ticketmaster
locations (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com) and
STRIKEFORCE’S official website (www.strikeforce.com).
Tickets will also be sold at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE box office on days
when events take place there.
The first-ever STRIKEFORCE event scheduled for mid-week will take
place in the midst of the E3 Expo, the premier trade show for
computer and video games. During E3 Expo 2010 at the L.A. Convention
Center, EA SPORTS(tm) will exhibit its highly anticipated title, EA
SPORTS MMA, in which STRIKEFORCE is featured as a premier league.
Sobral’s start will be his first since he relinquished his
STRIKEFORCE crown to superstar Gegard Mousasi, who stopped the
Brazilian fighter one minute into their meeting at San Jose,
Calif.’s HP Pavilion on Dec. 19, 2009. Prior to the loss, Sobral
had reeled off five consecutive victories.
The 34-year-old Sobral, who resides in Orange County, Calif., has
faced and defeated some of the sport’s toughest competitors during
his 13-year career. On Sept. 6, 2003, he defeated three
consecutive, first-rate opponents – Trevor Prangley, Mauricio Rua,
and Jeremy Horn – in one night of single-elimination tournament
Also slated for action on the card are former WWE champion turned
undefeated heavyweight MMA sensation Bobby Lashley (5-0) and
lightweight star K.J. Noons (8-2)
Doors at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE will open for the event at 5:15
p.m. PT. The first non-televised preliminary bout will begin at 6
p.m. and the first main card fight will begin at 8 p.m.
The event will be televised live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT
(delayed on the West Coast).