If Lyle "Fancy Pants’’ Beerbohm (15-1) was looking to rebound quickly after suffering the only loss of his career on Feb. 18, he will get the opportunity in a major way when he faces DREAM Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki (26-5) on Saturday, April 9, in a featured fight live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif. The non-title lightweight bout between Beerbohm, of Spokane, and Aoki, of Tokyo, rounds out a telecast highlighted by a STRIKEFORCE World Championship Doubleheader.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 12th, pre-sale tomorrow/thursday, March 10th, via "STRIKEFORCE Insider"Apr 9th, live on Showtime from San Diego, California:
Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley [WW title] - [Both ranked Top 10]
Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri [LW title] - [Both ranked Top 10]
Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle [Num. 1 contender]
Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm
KJ Noons vs. TBA
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. TBA