June 16 - From a Strikeforce press release:
Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley (5-0) will square off with fellow undefeated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) heavyweight Ron "The Monster" Sparks (5-0) when STRIKEFORCE hits Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, June 16.
"I'm excited about fighting again,'' Bobby Lashley said. "I've been working very hard and I am continuing to learn. The guy I am fighting is huge. This will be a great fight.''
"I like to get in and get the job done,'' said the hard-hitting Ron Sparks. "My last fight went all four rounds, but there is nothing I enjoy more than knocking a person out.''
"Trust me, we're going to go down swinging,'' Sparks said. "There will be no tap-outs. I am grateful of the opportunity STRIKEFORCE is giving me and I am very confident of a victory.''
June 26 - According to mmajunkie.com:
Promotional newcomer Jan "Cuddles" Finney (8-7 MMA) will be the next challenger hoping to dethrone Strikeforce women's middleweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (9-1 MMA).
Finney recently has resurrected a once-pedestrian career with four consecutive victories. Even with the lackluster 4-7 start, Finney gained some vital big-stage experience while facing notables such as Julie Kedzie, Shayna Baszler, Miesha Tate and Erin Toughill early in her career.
In her most recent bout, Finney picked up arguably the biggest win of her carer when she edged Adrienna Jenkins (17-2 at the time) via split decision at a March Freestyle Cage Fighting event.