Official fighter weigh-ins for “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” take place Friday, and the public is welcome to attend the free festivities.
However, the ceremony that originally set to take place outside the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, which also hosts Saturday’s Showtime-televised event, has now been moved to the Crowne Plaza San Diego.
The weigh-ins begin at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT local time), and doors open to the public at 4 p.m. PT.
Strikeforce champions Dan Henderson and Marloes Coenen will be on hand to sign autographs, as will heavyweight grand prix participant Josh Barnett.
“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” is the organization’s first major event since Strikeforce was purchased by its biggest competitor, the UFC. The show features welterweight champ Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley, as well as lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) will be on scene and reporting live from the week’s media and fan events.
The official card includes:
- Champ Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley (for welterweight title)
- Champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (for lightweight title)
- Keith Jardine vs. Gegard Mousasi
- Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm
- Robert Peralta vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
- Brett Albee vs. Virgil Zwicker
- Saad Awad vs. Joe Duarte
- A.J. Matthews vs. Herman Terrado
- Edgar Cardenas vs. Rolando Perez
- Casey Ryan vs. Paul Song