Strikeforce tickets for 'Shamrock vs Diaz' at the HP Pavillion on April 11

Tickets for Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Diaz" at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., will be available to the public beginning on Monday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. ET.

The event will mark the first show of 2009 for the promotion, as well as its first since acquiring select assets from the now defunct Pro Elite and inking a new deal with the premium cable network Showtime to air up to 16 live shows this year.

Tickets are sure to go fast when they are made available to the public, but if you're a Strikeforce Insider you can secure your seats early via a pre sale on up until midnight on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Headlining the blockbuster event will be a match-up between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Frank Shamrock and former Elite XC lightweight number one contender Nick Diaz meeting at a catch weight of 179 pounds.

Several of the promotion's other top fighters will be in action on the card, too. Here's the full lineup of what's been made official by Strikeforce so far:

Main event:

Frank Shamrock (23-9-2) vs. Nick Diaz (18-7)

Main card (Televised):

170 lbs.: Jake Shields (22-4-1) vs. Joe "Diesel" Riggs (29-10)
155 lbs.: Lightweight Champion Josh "The Punk" Thomson (16-2) vs. TBA
155 lbs.: Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez (14-2) vs.
185 lbs.: Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (14-5) vs. Benji "Razor" Radach (19-4)
145 lbs.: Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (6-1) vs. TBA

It's going to be a great night of fights. If you live in the Northern California area be sure to snag your tickets before it's too late.

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