Strikeforce press conference open to the public in St. Louis on May 19

Strikeforce today announced that it will open up its kickoff press conference for "Lawler vs. Shields" to the general public at The Atrium inside the Scotttade Center in St. Louis, Mo., on May 19.

It is free to attend and fans are encouraged to swing through if in proximity to the "Gateway City" next Tuesday, beginning at 1 p.m. local time. However, you may want to show up earlier than the start time -- around noon -- to ensure that you get a good seat.

Here is the list of fighters who will be in attendance:

"Ruthless" Robbie Lawler
Jake Shields
Kevin "The Monster" Randleman
Mike Whitehead
"The New York Badass" Phil Baroni
Joe "Diesel" Riggs

Strikeforce: "Lawler vs. Shields" is scheduled to take place at the Scottrade Center on June 6. It will air live on the premium cable network Showtime on fight night, beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

The last reigning Elite XC middleweight champion, "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler, is set to headline the event opposite the only man to ever hold the welterweight title under that same promotion, Jake Shields. In addition, a special 180-pound catchweight bout between Nick Diaz and Scott Smith is also booked to serve as a co-featured fight of the night.

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