Tickets On Sale This Week For SF/M-1: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson

CEO Scott Coker made several major announcements today while in Las Vegas for the highly-anticipated UFC® 130: RAMPAGE vs. HAMILL event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

First, Coker confirmed that two legends of the sport of mixed martial arts will collide on Saturday, July 30 at Sears Centre Arena in Chicago when former PRIDE® heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko meets reigning STRIKEFORCE® light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson in a long-awaited summer superfight. The heavyweight bout will air LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets for STRIKEFORCE®: FEDOR vs. HENDERSON are priced at $350, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $35, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets are available online via www.SearsCentre.com, by calling 1-888-SEARS-TIX, or the arena box office. Luxury suites are available by calling 847-649-2227.

UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Thursday, June 2 at 10 a.m. CT via the website ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers, as well as STRIKEFORCE Insiders on Friday, June 3 starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through ufc.com.

In addition to the announcement of the Fedor-Henderson clash, Coker announced that HDNet will broadcast five preliminary fights from the STRIKEFORCE®: OVEREEM vs. WERDUM card on June 18 from Dallas, Texas beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. If that wasn’t enough, HDNet’s Inside MMA television show will be on the scene to host a live weigh-in special from Dallas on June 17 beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

Surging lightweight Justin Wilcox will take on slick submission artist Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante in featured preliminary action, while 155-pound star KJ Noons locks horns with American Top Team product and tested veteran Jorge Masvidal. Additional preliminary fights will be released at www.strikeforce.com in the days to come.

Coker also unveiled to press today that the organization will host a STRIKEFORCE® Challengers event from the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday, July 22. In the night’s main event, heated rivals Roger Bowling and Bobby Voelker collide in an exciting trilogy fight. The pair engaged in two outstanding fights last year, with Bowling winning the first encounter by decision, only to be stopped via TKO in the second bout. On July 22, the rising welterweights look to settle the score as STRIKEFORCE invades Sin City. The action will air live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets for STRIKEFORCE® Challengers go on sale on to the public on Saturday, June 4 at 12 p.m. PT and are priced at $150, $85 and $50. Tickets will be available at the Pearl box office, online at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices do not include service charges.

UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Thursday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PT via the website ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers, as well as STRIKEFORCE Insiders on Friday, June 3 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through ufc.com.

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