Watch Kelly Pavlik, Strikeforce and WEC Live!

By Staff

December 19, 2009 is another stacked night for fight fans with boxing and MMA showing on the same night.

The Return of Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik
Kelly Pavlik vs. Miguel Espino/Humberto Soto vs. Jesus Chavez. LIVE, Saturday, December 19 at 9PM ET on PPV. Contact your cable provider to order the $39.95 pay per view.

Coming off a long injury stricken layoff, the pride of Youngstown, Ohio will step back into the ring to defend his WBC,WBO middleweight titles against challenger Miguel Espino on Top Rank PPV. The pay per view will be broadcast from Mexico and the United States. The undercard part will be live from Mexico and feature Humberto Soto vs. Jesus Chavez in a 140 pound light welterweight non title bout. The main event will be televised from the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.

Fight Card
Kelly Pavlik Vs. Miguel Angel Espino- Main Event a 160 pound middleweight title fight
Vanes Martirosyan Vs. Willie Lee- 154 pound light middleweight non title
Miguel Angel Garcia Vs. Yogli Herrera- 126 pound featherweight bout
Humberto Soto Vs. Jesus Chavez- 140 pound light welterweight non title
Nehomar Cermeno Vs. Alejandro Valdez- 118 pound bantamweight interim WBA World bantamweight title fight

STRIKEFORCE “Evolution” Live from HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009 – 10:00PM/ET (PRELIMS AT 8:00PM) LIVE ON SHOWTIME – IN CANADA ON SUPERCHANNEL

Cung Le the former 185 pound Strikeforce middleweight champion relinquished his title due to Movie obligations but returns tonight to fight the tough and exciting power puncher Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith in a battle of two California based fighters who love to fight standing up.  Also on the card is the much awaiting rematch between Josh “The Punk” Thomson and Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce 155 pound lightweight title, Thomson beat Melendez in their first encounter.

MAIN CARD
Cung Le (6-0) Vs. Scott Smith (17-6)
Josh “The Punk” Thomson (16-2) Vs. Gilbert Melendez (16-2) – 155 pound LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
Ronaldo “JACARE” Souza (10-2) VS Matt “THE LAW” Lindland (21-6)
Muhammed “KING MO” Lawal (5-0) VS “IRON” Mike Whitehead

UNDERCARD
Antwain “THE JUGGERNAUT” Britt (9-3) VS Scott Lighty (5-0)
Bryan Travers (13-1) VS Daisuke Nakamura (20-11) Luis Mendoza VS Juan Nunez(1-1)
Alex Trevino (4-1) VS Bobby Stack (6-1)
AlexCrispim (3-2) VS AJ Fonseca (4-1)

WEC: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Ed Ratcliff
Dec-19-2009 10:00 PM ET/PT
Live on VERSUS, from the Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort, Las vegas, Nevada

WEC Lightweight title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will face Ed Ratcliff in a bout that should be a exciting stand up war, the co-main event another 155 pound lightweight fight will feature Muay Thai fighter Anthony Njokuani Vs. former IFL stand out Chris Horodecki. The winner of either fight is a viable challenger for WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner.

Donald Cerrone Vs. Ed Ratcliff- 155 pound lightweight Main Event
Anthony Njokuani Vs. Chris Horodecki-155 pound non title fight
Joseph Benavidez Vs. Rani Yahya-135 pound bantamweight non title fight
Takeya Mizugaki Vs. Scott Jorgensen-135 pound bantamweight non title fight

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