Strikeforce mixed martial arts (MMA) will return to entertainment mogul Hugh Hefnerâ€™s world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA with a star-studded lineup of cage fights on Saturday, September 20th.
In addition to a full night of MMA action, all â€œStrikeforce At The Mansion IIâ€ guests will be entitled to a top-shelf, open bar; buffet-style, gourmet dinner; and wine-tasting party featuring the spirits of various California gold medal wineries.
Strikeforce wrote a new chapter in MMA history when it produced the sportâ€™s first Playboy Mansion-hosted event on September 29, 2007. Amongst the host of celebrities who attended the affair were Hefner and â€œThe Girls Next Door;â€ comedians Gary Shandling and Joe Rogan; actress and model Jaime Pressly; actors Michael Duncan Clarke, Christina Fulton, Ethan Suplee, Ernie Hudson, and Page Kennedy; MMA legends Royce Gracie and Bas Rutten; and superstars Cung Le, Frank Shamrock, Josh Barnett, and Andrei Arlovski.
Former Strikeforce World Lightweight (155 lb. limit) Champion Gilbert â€œEl Ninoâ€ Melendez battled his way to a unanimous judgesâ€™ decision over Japanese road warrior Tetsuji Kato in the main event of Strikeforceâ€™s inaugural show at The Playboy Mansion while middleweight (185 lb. limit) star, Joe â€œDieselâ€ Riggs, stopped ageless brawler, Eugene Jackson, in the first round of the 10-bout cardâ€™s featured contest.
Competitors enlisted for â€œStrikeforce At The Mansion IIâ€ MMA action will be announced soon.