FULL TELEVISION LINEUP FOR STRIKEFORCE®: TATE vs. ROUSEY

Feb 5, 2012
FULL TELEVISION LINEUP FOR

STRIKEFORCE®: TATE vs. ROUSEY CONFIRMED ON SHOWTIME® AND SHOWTIME EXTREME®

SATURDAY, MARCH 3 - From Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio

Main Card Live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Preliminary Card Live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8 p.m. ET/PT

(PRESS RELEASE) -- NEW YORK (Feb. 3, 2012) Today SHOWTIME® and STRIKEFORCE® announced the full fight card for STRIKEFORCE: Tate vs. Rousey on Saturday, March 3, 2012, featuring the highly-anticipated female world title fight between newly-crowned bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and undefeated sensation Ronda Rousey.

The main card, headlined by Tate vs. Rousey will air live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast), while preliminary fights will be shown live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on West Coast).

MAIN CARD – LIVE ON SHOWTIME AT 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast)

* All bouts are subject to change.

STRIKEFORCE Women’s Bantamweight Championship – 5 Rounds

Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey

STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle

STRIKEFORCE Lightweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Josh Thomson vs. K.J. Noons

STRIKEFORCE Welterweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki

STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Jacare Souza vs. Derek Brunson

PRELIMINARY CARD – LIVE ON SHOWTIME EXTREME AT 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast)

* All bouts are subject to change.

STRIKEFORCE Women’s Bantamweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis

STRIKEFORCE LightweightSpecial Attraction – 3 Rounds

Caros Fodor vs. Pat Healy

STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers

STRIKEFORCE Lightweight Special Attraction – 3 Rounds

Ryan Couture vs. Conor Heun

Mauro Ranallo will call the action alongside analysts Frank Shamrock and Pat Miletich with Heidi Androl serving as cageside reporter. The executive producer is David Dinkins Jr.

The event will emanate from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for STRIKEFORCE®: TATE vs. ROUSEY are one sale now and are priced at $125, $75, $45 and $25. Tickets are available at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, at ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and ticket outlets at Chiller Dublin, Chiller Easton. Applicable service charges may apply.

For information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries, complete telecast information and more, please visit the website at http://sports.SHO.com.

For more information or the latest STRIKEFORCE news, visit www.strikeforce.com.

About STRIKEFORCE®

Owned and operated by Forza, LLC, a subsidiary of Zuffa, LLC, which also owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand, STRIKEFORCE® is a world-class mixed martial arts promotion based in Las Vegas, Nev. that currently holds live events annually across the United States. First established as a mixed martial arts entity in 2006, STRIKEFORCE now broadcasts its events live on Showtime® Networks, Inc. and has produced two live, primetime events on the CBS Television Network. With a growing roster featuring the world’s elite competitors, STRIKEFORCE has cemented its place as a leader in providing quality mixed martial arts action.

About Showtime Networks Inc.:

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.

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