Morning Kombat Strikeforce Classics Series Continues In June

Women’s Edition of Challengers To Champs Premieres
Tonight/Thursday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME®

SHOWTIME Sports® continues with its mixed martial arts series MORNING KOMBAT STRIKEFORCE CLASSICS during the month of June, which features hosts Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell reliving some of the most memorable STRIKEFORCE on SHOWTIME fights. June’s line-up includes men’s and women’s challengers to champions episodes as well as an entire episode dedicated to the best submission victories in STRIKEFORCE’s history. MORNING KOMBAT STRIKEFORCE CLASSICS: CHALLENGERS TO CHAMPS Women’s Edition will air tonight/Thursday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME and will also be available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.

Legendary combat sports analyst Mauro Ranallo and Bellator MMA President and STRIKEFORCE founder Scott Coker will join Thomas and Campbell to give their insights and analysis on legendary fights, including Cung Le vs. Scott Smith I and II, Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey and Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier.

Saemapetch Fairtex Knocks Out Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai in First Round

“The one thing at STRIKEFORCE that we were very good at – in fact we’re doing it here at Bellator – is we are good star-identifiers,” Coker said. “I think we are good star-builders. I think we do that better than anyone else. It’s finding that prospect, taking care of that prospect, giving him or her fights consistently; simmering that prospect and then putting them, when they’re ready, into the big, big show and giving them the big fight. To me that’s the secret sauce that has worked and we are doing it today, but it all started back in STRIKEFORCE Challengers.”

The full schedule for June is as follows:

  • Tonight/Thursday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    • MORNING KOMBAT STRIKEFORCE CLASSICS: CHALLENGERS TO CHAMPS – Women’s Edition.
      • Sarah Kaufman vs. Takayo Hashi
      • Miesha Tate vs. Marloes Coenen
      • Tate vs. Rousey
  • Thursday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    • MORNING KOMBAT STRIKEFORCE CLASSICS: CHALLENGERS TO CHAMPS – Men’s Edition.
      • Tyron Woodley vs. Tarec Saffiedine
      • Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
      • Barnett vs. Cormier
  • Thursday, June 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    • MORNING KOMBAT STRIKEFORCE CLASSICS: BEST SUBMISSIONS.
      • Ranallo and Coker give their take on STRIKEFORCE’s top submissions, including highlights from legendary fighters such as Jake Shields, Robbie Lawler, Fabricio Werdum, Fedor Emelianenko, Nick Diaz, Tate, and Rousey.
  • Available now on the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.
    • MORNING KOMBAT STRIKEFORCE CLASSICS.
      • Le vs. Smith I
      • Le vs. Smith II

Email
WhatsApp
Tweet
Share