Strikeforce Fan Experience Kicks Off Strikeforce Fight Week

Mixed Martial Arts comes to New York and New Jersey in a spectacular way next week beginning Tuesday with back-to-back major events in downtown Manhattan and culminating Saturday with a sensational fight card highlighted by the return of Fedor Emelianenko and the beginning of the eagerly anticipated STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix — Heavyweight Tournament live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

A capsule look at the week’s events:

Tuesday, Feb. 8 – Open-to-the-public/media Fan Experience at New York’s Roseland Ballroom (239 W. 52nd Street just West of Broadway, NYC) from 4-6 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30), hosted by Scott Ferrall with special guest deejay, DJ Clue. All eight tournament entrants — Fedor, STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight World Champion Alistair Overeem, former heavyweight champions Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and Andrei Arlovski, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum, hard-hitting Brett Rogers, talented Josh Barnett and Russian star Sergei Kharitonov will participate.

Fans in attendance on Tuesday win free tickets, get autographs, photos, watch fighters work out and much more. Media are encouraged to attend. Please use the attached flyer if you wish.
Wednesday, Feb. 9 — Final Media Press Conference (1 p.m.; Lunch at Noon) at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 (Entrance is off W. 23rd St. and West Side Highway, NYC). All the fighters will be in attendance.

Friday, Feb. 11 – Official Weigh-In Open to Public at IZOD Center in E. Rutherford, NJ (Concourse Level) — The Meadowlands Sports Complex, 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford. Doors open at 4 p.m.; fighters on the scale at 5 p.m. Media is encouraged to attend.

Saturday, Feb. 12 — Fight Night at IZOD Center

– Media Parking in Lot 26;

– Credential distribution begins at 6 p.m.

– Press Entrance is the Box Office Entrance on south side of arena between gates A and D.

– Doors to the public open at 7 p.m. ET. First undercard bout is 7:30. HD Net will air undercard fights beginning at 8 p.m.

– SHOWTIME telecast goes at 10pm.

We respectfully ask that you share information for Tuesday’s Fan Experience and Friday’s Weigh-In with your readers/audience and encourage them to attend the events. Attached is a formal alert for the press conference and a promotional flyer for the Fan Experience with detailed information on both events.

We look forward to seeing you next week.

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