MMANews.com was able to catch up with Strikeforce's Mike Afromowitz over the weekend and he informed us that the company is working on opponents to fight Phil Baroni on the October 3rd show set to take place from Denver, CO.
“Right now there are a few fighters that want to fight Phil but we are looking at 2 or 3 different guys exclusively right now that we would like to see fight him.” stated the Strikeforce rep “Unfortunately I can't name any names right now but we should have the fight together soon.”
Strikeforce will hold two shows in two weeks later this month and in early October. The company has been a bright spot amongst organizations outside of the UFC.
Afromowitz also confirmed to MMANews.com that they will be finalizing the Strikeforce at the Mansion show, scheduled for September 20th, later today.
That card is set to feature Joe Riggs taking on top ranked middleweight Kazuo Misaki in the main event. It will also have Josh “The Punk” Thomson taking on Ashe Bowman in a non title affair. Thomson won the Strikeforce Lightweight title in June, defeating Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision
It will be the second time that the company has held a show at the Playboy Mansion. Last September they held their first show in the home of Hugh Hefner.
Card so far for September 20th Playboy Mansion show:
-Kazuo Misaki vs. Joe Riggs
-Josh Thomson vs. Ashe Bowman
-Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Anthony Ruiz
-Cory Devela vs. Terry Martin
Card so far for October 3rd event in Denver, CO:
-Duane “Bang” Ludwig vs. Sammy Morgan
-Frank Trigg vs. Falaniko Vitali
-Phil Baroni vs. TBA
-Pete Spratt vs. Donnie Liles
-Billy Evangelista vs. Luke Caudillo
-Patrick Berry vs. Andre Walker
-Michelle Waterson vs. Brandy Nerny