Cactus Jim and I should be attending the next Strikeforce card scheduled for November 21 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
Josh “The Punk” Thomson defends his newly won lightweight championship against Yves Edwards. Edwards beat him in the UFC several years ago and this is a chance for Thomson to avenge one of his two losses. His other loss was to Clay Guida.
While I would’ve rather seen a rematch between Thomson and Gilbert Melendez, though this should be a good fight.
Renato “Babalu” Sobral is also challenging for Bobby Southworth’s light heavyweight championship. That’s definitely a step up in competition for Southworth.
Here’s the full card thanks to MMA Mania.
155 lbs.: Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson (16-2) vs. Yves Edwards (34-14-1)
Rest of the card:
205 lbs.: Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Bobby Southworth (9-5) vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral (30-7)
170 lbs.: Joe “Diesel” Riggs (28-11) vs. Luke Stewart (6-1)
175 lbs.: Lemont Davis (2-1) vs. Brian Schwartz (0-1)
135 lbs.: Brad Royster (1-1) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (4-2)
185 lbs.: Tony Johnson (3-0) vs. Eric Lawson (7-2)
145 lbs.: Alvin Cacdac (4-4) vs. Jose Palacios (3-1)
155 lbs.: Bobby Stack (5-1) vs. Cyrillo Padilha (2-2)
155 lbs.: Zakary Bucia (0-1) vs. Jaime Rodriguez (0-0)
185 lbs.: Kurt Osiander (3-1) vs. Raul Castillo (5-0)
185 lbs.: Nik Theotikos (5-1) vs. Luke Rockhold (2-1)