Strikeforce and Rockstar Energy Drink to hold “Holiday Hunt”
Nov 28, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
STRIKEFORCE AND ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK
TO HOLD “HOLIDAY HUNT” IN
Henderson vs. Babalu Prize Packs To Be Awarded To Winners Each Day Next Week Before Dec. 4 Mega-Event At Scottrade Center
ST. LOUIS (Nov. 27, 2010) – In the spirit of the holiday season, STRIKEFORCE and presenting sponsor Rockstar Energy Drink will hold a “Holiday Hunt” that will award lucky winners in St. Louis, each day between Monday, November 29 and Friday, December 3, a prize pack that includes, amongst other goods, tickets to the Henderson vs. Babalu Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mega-event at Scottrade Center next Saturday, December 4.
Prize packs, some of which will also include STRIKEFORCE and/or Rockstar apparel, Rockstar canned beverages and a backstage tour at Scottrade Center during the event, will be awarded each day to a pre-disclosed number of winners who provide a codeword to a designated STRIKEFORCE or Rockstar representative stationed at a specific post in St. Louis at a particular time that day.
Information, including codeword and prizes at stake for each dayâ€™s hunt will be posted daily at 8 am CT, beginning Monday, with a follow up post in the afternoon or evening, containing additional information, online at STRIKEFORCEâ€™s official website (www.strikeforce.com/hunt), on STRIKEFORCEâ€™s Twitter page (http://twitter.com/strikeforce), and on STRIKEFORCEâ€™s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Strikeforce/61345743228).
In the main event of a stacked card on STRIKEFORCEâ€™s return to Scottrade Center, MMA superstar Dan Henderson (25-8) of Temecula, Calif., faces former STRIKEFORCE light heavyweight world champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral (36-8) of Brazil in a rematch between world-class 205-pounders.
Other televised fights on SHOWTIME®: Former world heavyweight champion Antonio “Big Footâ€™â€™ Silva (14-2), of Coconut Creek, Fla., by way of Brazil, confronts the older brother of STRIKEFORCE heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, Valentijn “The Pythonâ€™â€™ Overeem (28-23), of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Paul “Semtexâ€™â€™ Daley (25-9-2) of Nottingham, England, battles Scott “Hands Of Steel” Smith (17-7, 1 NC), of Elk Grove, Calif., in a matchup of explosive welterweights (170 pounds), former world champion and exciting local favorite “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (17-6, 1 NC), of Granite City, Ill., goes up against 2000 Olympic Games silver medalist Matt “The Law” Lindland (22-7) of Oregon City, Ore., in a middleweight (185 pounds) scrap
The fight card will include eight undercard bouts, including a light heavyweight (205 pounds) match between Lee Brousseau (7-2), of River Wood, Mo., and Mike Glenn (6-4) of Springfield, Mo. Ben
Brown (1-0), of St. Louis, will take on J.W. Wright (pro debut) of St. Louis by way of Steelville, Mo., in a 130 pound catchweight bout.
The four upstart athletes – Fernando Bettega (6-4), Max “Payne” Martytniouk (pro debut), Patrick Cummins (pro debut), and Wayne Phillips (4-3) – who recently completed the EA SPORTS MMA and Sherdog.com fighter exchange training program by training with STRIKEFORCE fighter mentors will put their newly enhanced skills to the test on the undercard as well.
Tickets are on sale at Scottrade Center, online at Ticketmaster.com and Strikeforce.com or by phone (800) 745-3000. Doors at Scottrade Center will open for the event at 6 p.m. CT. The first preliminary bout will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the first televised main card fight will begin at 9 p.m.