5-Fight Main Card Official for Strikeforce Challengers 18
The main draw for Strikeforce
is now set, as five fights have been green-lit
for the Showtime broadcast on Aug. 12.
Headlined by a lightweight scrap between Jorge Gurgel
(Pictured) and Joe Duarte,
Strikeforce Challengers 18 will emanate from the Palms Casino
Resort in Las Vegas. Also featuring a middleweight tilt between
Villefort and Nate James,
the event marks the promotion’s second Challengers effort in
Airing live on Showtime, delayed on the west coast, women’s
featherweight prospect and Olympic judoka Ronda
Rousey will lock horns with Sarah
D’Alelio. Additionally, lightweight staple Pat Healy will
toe the line against Eric Wisely,
while once-beaten Roy Jones
meets American Top Team representative Derrick
Mehmen in a light heavyweight duel.
Three fights have been cleared for the evening’s undercard, as
205-pound prospect Gian
Villante will look to rebound from back-to-back against
Berry. Also featured prior to the televised card will be a pair
of welterweight confrontations, as Lukasz Les
Burrell, and Mike
Bronzoulis takes on Chad
A preliminary lightweight contest between Sterling
Ford and Milton
Vieira has also been announced for the event, though it has not
yet been added to the official fight card.
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