Tonight's MMA Line Up: Strikeforce on Showtime

STRIKEFORCE Challengers, Friday, March 26, from Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.; Five-Fight Telecast Live on SHOWTIME® at 11:45 p.m. ET/

This evening of fights will be available to a record 54.4 million households as part of the SHOWTIME ALL ACCESS Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME HD™ and SHOWTIME On Demand.  From Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28, viewers across the country have the opportunity to sample the premium network's award-winning programming via linear service, On Demand and in HD, including two live events from SHOWTIME Sports. 


In the main event heavyweight sensation Lavar Johnson (13-3) will square off with undefeated Lolohea Mahe (6-0-1) of Hawaii.  Johnson's effort will mark a miraculous comeback after he was gunned down and nearly killed by Central Valley area gang members on July 4, 2009 while attending a family barbeque near his home in Madera.


Fresno's Zoila Frausto, an undefeated women's prospect, will take on another standout fighter in Miesha "Takedown" Tate (8-2) of OlympiaWash.  Frausto, a former soccer player for Fresno City College, has compiled a perfect 5-0 record in professional MMA since her debut on February 13, 2009.


Other featured fights: "Abongo" Humphrey (5-1), Atlanta, Ga., vs. George Bush III (5-1), Columbus, Ohio, at light heavyweight (205 pounds); Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Luke Stewart (6-2), San Francisco, Calif. vs. Andre Galvao (3-1), Brazil, at  welterweight (170 pounds); and American Kickboxing Academy bred wrestling stud Justin "The Silverback" Wilcox (8-3),  San Jose, Calif., vs. Shamar Bailey (10-1) of Chicago, Ill., at a catch weight of 160 pounds.

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