An undercard bout was announced on Thursday for Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Cung Le" between mixed martial arts veteran Tiki Ghosn (9-7) and undefeated up-and-comer, Luke Stewart (5-0).
The fight is not scheduled to be aired during the Showtime broadcast set for March 29 at 10 p.m. ET; however, is worth a mention because Stewart has looked outstanding in his five professional mixed martial arts bouts and wants to challenge for the Strikeforce welterweight title sometime soon.
Stewart has three technical knockouts and two submissions to his credit in his professional career. He's a Gracie-trained Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter and feels he has a style for which it is difficult to prepare, according to a recent FightNetwork.com article.
Here's a snip:
"I think I have a style that's a little unique, a little different than people are used to, so it's hard for someone to really watch my game and figure out a plan against it."
Ghosn took a two-year break from competing in mixed martial arts after losing to Chris Lytle at UFC 47 in April of 2004. He was winless (0-3) fighting in the WEC after his comeback, and most recently lost to 24-year-old Blas Avena (2-1) by rear naked choke in the first round in an August 2007 fight.
Stewart will look to use Tiki as a stepping stone, much like Blas Avena did.Ã‚Â This match up is all about a fighter looking to make a name for himself against a fighter with nothing left to lose.
It should make for another quality scrap for the March 29 show in San Jose, Calif., at the HP Pavillion.