Tomorrow/Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT at www.Strikeforce.com
WHO: Undefeated Lightweight Rising Star Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm
World-Ranked Lightweight & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Specialist Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
WHAT: Replay of their STRIKEFORCE St. Louis: Heavy Artillery undercard bout
www.Strikeforce.com will replay the hotly-contested undercard bout between Beerbohm and Ribeiro on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.
The fight, which was featured on the non-televised undercard of last Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE St. Louis: Heavy Artillery event, was an incredible game of human chess with both fighters displaying impressive grappling skills.
The 31-year-old Beerbohm has become an inspiration since he literally took up MMA on his way home from prison following a year of incarceration at a Washington State Penitentiary as a result of felony convictions, all related to his crystal meth addiction. Just eight days after his release from the penitentiary, the Spokane, Wash. native had his first amateur fight and has since amassed a perfect 14-0 record and become a top contender as a professional.
Ribeiro, a 30-year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist, is among the top lightweights in MMA. He’s won the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship four times, once as a purple belt in1996 and three times as a black belt in three consecutive years (1999-2001). Among his 20 victories include 14 stoppages (12 by submission) while topping notables such as Joachim Hansen, Eiji Mitsuoka, and Mitsuhiro “The Endless Fighter” Ishida.
WHEN: Tomorrow/Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 PT at www.Strikeforce.com