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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Strikeforce Tickets 2009 On Sale




Tickets for the Strikeforce: “Fedor vs. Rogers” CBS prime time event at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Nov. 7, will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, September 28 at 10:00 AM CT.
Parking Cost: $15.00
Ticket Prices: $502.00, $302.00, $152.00, $102.00, $77.00, $52.00, $37.00


However, “Strikeforce Insiders” e-newsletter subscribers will be afforded a special pre-sale ticket purchase opportunity that begins tomorrow, Sept. 25, at 10:00 AM CT and ends at 10:00 PM CT on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Strikeforce Insiders will receive a special e-newsletter tonight (Sept. 24) with the pre-sale code.


The event will mark the promotion’s debut in the “The Prairie State,” as well as the first prime time mixed martial arts event to air since CBS televised the Elite XC broadcast of “Kimbo-gate” back in October 2008.

Headlining the blockbuster event will be a heavyweight clash between former PRIDE champion Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko and undefeated knockout artist Brett “The Grim” Rogers.

Several of the promotion’s other top fighters will be in action on the card as well, including a Strikeforce middleweight title bout pitting Jake Shields vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller for the 185-pound belt recently vacated by budding film star Cung Le.


Here’s a look at the current line up for ‘Fedor vs. Rogers:’


Main event:
265 lbs.: Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (30-1) vs. Brett “The Grim” Rogers (10-0)

Main Card (Televised):
185 lbs.: Jason “Mayhem” Miller (22-6) vs. Jake Shields (23-4-1)
205 lbs.: Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi (26-2-1) vs. TBA (0-0)*
145 lbs.: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (8-1) vs. TBA (0-0)*

Preliminary Card:
TBA

*Fight not officially confirmed by Strikeforce

It’s going to be a great night of fights. If you live in the Chicago area be sure to snag your tickets as quickly as possible.


Few Comments -
If you live close enough to attend this fight card live and see Fedor fight live in person DO IT!!!!!!!! I was near tears when I heard it was in Chicago and not Newark New Jersey.
Not that many people from the US can say they saw Fedor fight live. I mean , how many people attended the first 2 Afflictions? Like 5,000 each show?
Also, I find it funny that StrikeForce is having a presale and all these special opportunities for tickets when the venue won’t even be half full come fight night.



Training vid on Fedor getting ready for Rogers…


So…StrikeForce’s biggest card ever is 6 weeks away, and they have two fights set, two TBA’s and no undercard at all? This will be a card I will watch anyway since it is free and has Fedor, but Fedor has not yet proven to be a big draw in the US. How are ticket sales going to fare? Especially if they do not get well known fighters for Mousasi & Cyborg. Most of the MMA fans on this site know these guys well, but many of these fighters are still not familiar to the bulk of the US MMA crowd. Im interested to see how well this actually fares.


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