Strikeforce Fighters to Appear on ‘NCIS: L.A.’

By Loretta Hunt Feb 25, 2010
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and former titleholders Josh Thomson and Cung Le have been cast in an upcoming episode of CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles,” shooting next week in Hollywood, Calif.

Strikeforce fighters Dan Henderson, Frank Shamrock and K.J. Noons have also been cast in the episode.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” stars Chris O’Donnell and L.L. Cool J as agents with the Navy’s crime investigative service.

The fighters will play themselves as Cool J goes undercover as a mixed martial artist to investigate the death of a Marine, “tied to the world of MMA.” Referee “Big” John McCarthy has been tapped to play himself during an event sequence.

The MMA-centric episode is expected to air in April. “NCIS: L.A.” airs Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST on CBS.
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