LOS ANGELES MEDIA & PUBLIC WORKOUT
“BABALU” SOBRAL, TIM KENNEDY,
CONOR “HURRICANE” HEUN
TO PARTICIPATE IN STRIKEFORCE OPEN WORKOUT
Monday, June 14 at 1 p.m. PT
At Krav Maga Training Center
In West Los Angeles
WHO: Former STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight Champ Renato “Babalu” Sobral
American military hero and up-and-coming middleweight Tim Kennedy
Hollywood’s Conor “Hurricane” Heun
WHAT: The fighters will participate in an open workout just two days before the upcoming STRIKEFORCE Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 16, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
THE WORKOUT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA ARE ENCOURAGED TO INVITE THEIR LISTENERS, VIEWERS & READERS.
Sobral (35-8), the former STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Champion who hails from Brazil and fights out of Orange County, will collide with exciting knockout artist Robbie Lawler (17-5) at a catch weight of 195 pounds in the main event. The fight will be Sobral’s first since losing his STRIKEFORCE belt to Gegard Mousasi on Dec. 19, 2009. Prior to the defeat, Sobral had reeled off five consecutive victories.
American military hero and San Luis Obispo native Kennedy (11-2) will face the former South African National Wrestling Champion Trevor Prangley (22-5-1) at middleweight (185 pounds) in one of the featured STRIKEFORCE fights at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Kennedy, a former United States Army Special Forces sniper with the 19th Special Forces outfit based in San Antonio, has toured the Middle East multiple times, and earned the Army’s Bronze Medal Star medal for valor under fire. Inside the cage, Kennedy has won three in a row and 11 of his last 12.
Heun (8-3), who fights out of Hollywood, will face former world champion KJ Noons (8-2) of San Diego, Calif., in an excellent lightweight (155 pounds) match.
Tickets are on sale at STAPLES Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com) and STRIKEFORCE’S official website (www.strikeforce.com). Tickets will also be sold at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE box office on days when events take place there.
WHEN: Monday, June 14 at 1 p.m. PT
WHERE: Krav Maga Worldwide Training Center, 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., West Los Angeles, Calif., 90064, Phone: (310) 477-9977