Alert: Lashley, Henderson, Kennedy on ESPN2 Tonight
Aug 18, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION “KING MO” LAWAL,
BOBBY LASHLEY, DAN HENDERSON & PAT MILETICH
TO APPEAR ON MMA LIVE ON ESPN2
WHO: STRIKEFORCE World Light Heavyweight Champion “King Mo” Lawal
American Military Hero and Middleweight Contender Tim Kennedy
Unbeaten Heavyweight and Former WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley
Legendary MMA Superstar and Two-Time Olympic Wrestler Dan Henderson
MMA Legend and SHOWTIME Announcer Pat Miletich
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 19 at 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT
WHAT: Interview on MMA LIVE tomorrow/Thursday on ESPN2
The STRIKEFORCE fighters and Miletich will discuss this Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE: Houston event at Toyota Center in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 21, LIVE on SHOWTIMEÃƒâ€š® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
In the main event of the World Championship Doubleheader, undefeated STRIKEFORCE World Light Heavyweight Champion “King Mo” Lawal (7-0) will make the first defense of his crown against highly touted Brazilian Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (9-2). Lawal, a two-time NCAA Division I All-American and Big 12 wrestling champion for Oklahoma State University, won the title with a unanimous five-round decision over defending belt-holder Gegard Mousasi on April 17 live on the CBS Television Network.
In the co-feature, world-class submission wizard Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (12-2-1) and former Green Beret and American military hero Tim Kennedy (12-2) will battle for the vacant STRIKEFORCE Middleweight (185 pounds) title. Kennedy, a sniper for the Special Forces who served six tours of duties in the Middle East, is one of MMA’s fastest rising stars.
In a featured televised bout, unbeaten and rising heavyweight star Bobby Lashley will take on hard-hitting prospect Chad Griggs. Lashley (5-0) is a former collegiate wrestling star for Missouri Valley College. The former WWE and TNA wrestling star made his MMA debut in December of 2008. This will be his second start for STRIKEFORCE.
STRIKEFORCE fighter Henderson, one of the most decorated athletes in MMA history, and Miletich will also join to show to discuss Saturday’s event. Miletich, a former world champion and renowned trainer, is an expert analyst for STRIKEFORCE and SHOWTIME.