Strikeforce issued a press release late Tuesday night that formally announced a match between Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le in a Strikeforce middleweight title match to be held on Saturday, March 29 in San Jose at the Hewlett Packard Pavilion.
The event will be co-promoted by EliteXC and will be televised on Showtime starting at 10 p.m. ET.
Tickets for the event will go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. PT at the HP Pavilion box office and all local Ticketmaster locations.
“This is absolutely a tremendous fight and an extremely dangerous fight for both fighters, but one I know they have wanted and the fans have been waiting for and can’t wait to see,’’’ EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw is quoted as saying in the release. “I can’t wait to see it either. Shamrock is a true MMA legend, but Cung Le is one of the very best fighters around, and this is his chance to prove that to the world.
“Really, I have a ton of respect for both fighters and what they have accomplished. EliteXC is really looking forward to returning to San Jose where they truly have some of the most rabid and knowledgeable fans anywhere, and working again with Scott Coker and Strikeforce.”