4 Bouts Added to February Strikeforce Cards
LaBerge | Joe Harrington/Sherdog.com
has added two bouts to each of its upcoming February events.
vs. Silva” on Feb. 12, Josh
LaBerge will take on Anthony
Leone and Jason
McLean will square off against Kevin Roddy
in two preliminary featherweight duels. Meanwhile, at Strikeforce
Challengers 14 on Feb. 18, Erik Apple
will go toe-to-toe with Ryan Larson
at welterweight, while Bryan
Travers will meet Carlo Prater
in a 155-pound affair.
Sherdog.com on Friday confirmed the Feb. 12 bouts with sources
close to the fighters. The Feb. 18 contests were confirmed by
Strikeforce representative Mike Afromowitz on Saturday. The
matchups were first reported by MMAJunkie.com and MMA.tv,
Set to go down at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., “Fedor
vs. Silva” will feature the first bouts of Strikeforce’s
heavyweight grand prix, including the titular confrontation between
onetime Pride Fighting Championships titleholder Fedor
Emelianenko and former EliteXC champion Antonio
“Bigfoot” Silva. Also scheduled for the event is a matchup
between former UFC champ Andrei
Arlovski and sambo specialist Sergei
Strikeforce Challengers 14 will be headlined by a lightweight scrap
between the unbeaten Lyle “Fancy
Pants” Beerbohm and Pat Healy, and
will emanate from the Cedar Park Center in the Austin suburb of
Cedar Park, Texas. Also scheduled for the Showtime broadcast is a
155-pound affair between Ryan
Couture and Lee Higgins.
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