Strikeforce / Showtime photo shoot with Melendez, Ishida, Sobral, Mousasi

Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Gegard Mousasi
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Gegard Mousasi

Four of the fighters who will compete in two of the Strikeforce world title fights this Saturday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) participated in a SHOWTIME Feature Photo Shoot Wednesday in San Jose.

In Saturday’s historic main event, Gina “Conviction” Carano (7-0) and Cris Cyborg (7-1) will clash in a five-round, five-minute fight for the first STRIKEFORCE 145-pound Female Championship.

Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Mitsuhiro Ishida
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Mitsuhiro Ishida

Other STRIKEFORCE world title fights on SHOWTIME: Renato “Babalu” Sobral (35-8) will defend his light heavyweight belt against superstar Gegard “The Dreamcatcher’’ Mousasi (25-2-1) and Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez (15-2) will put his interim lightweight title on the line in a rematch against Mitsuhiro “The Endless Fighter’’ Ishida (18-5-1).

Tickets, priced from $30, are on sale at HP Pavilion (408) 287-7070, all Ticketmaster locations (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com) and the official STRIKEFORCE website (www.strikeforce.com).

HP Pavilion doors open at 5 p.m. PT. The first preliminary bout will begin at 5:30.

Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Gegard Mousasi
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Gegard Mousasi
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Mitsuhiro Ishida
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Mitsuhiro Ishida
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Gilbert Melendez
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Gilbert Melendez
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Gilbert Melendez
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Gilbert Melendez
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Renato "Babalu" Sobral
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Renato
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Renato "Babalu" Sobral
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Renato
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Sobral with Belt
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Sobral with Belt

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