Date: Saturday- December 19, 2009
Time: 10 pm ET (Live on Showtime)
Location: HP Pavilion in San Jose, California- U.S.A.
The stakes will be high when STRIKEFORCE closes out a spectacular 2009 with the return of one of the most prolific and exciting fighters in Mixed Martial Arts – unbeaten former STRIKEFORCE world middleweight champion Cung Le, who will face Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith in the main event of a star-studded lineup at HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. on Saturday, Dec. 19, on SHOWTIME. Joining Le (6-0) and Smith (16-6) will be three other outstanding and widely recognized 185-pound stalwarts, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (16-5), Matt “The Law” Lindland (21-6) and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (10-2) as well as light heavyweight star (205 pounds) Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (5-0). Lindland will face Souza in what represents both fighters’ STRIKEFORCE debuts.
Main Fight Card: (aired on Showtime)
- Cung Le vs. Scott Smith
- Champ Josh Thomson vs. interim champ Gilbert Melendez (lightweight title-unification bout)
- Matt Lindland vs. Ronald “Jacare” Souza
- Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Mike Whitehead
- Robbie Lawler vs. Trevor Prangley
Preliminary Fight Card: (may not be aired)
- Antwain Britt vs. Scott Lighty
- Daisuke Nakamura vs. Bryan Travers
- Juan Nunez vs. Luis Mendoza
- Bobby Stack vs. Alex Trevino
- Alex Crispim vs. A.J. Fonseca