Californians Billy Evangelista, James Terry to Scrap at May 19 Strikeforce in San Jose



Billy Evangelista and James Terry are slated to square off on May 19, Strikeforce officials announced Wednesday.

Highlighted by a heavyweight grand prix final between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier, the event takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Terry-Evangelista will appear on the Showtime Extreme undercard broadcast immediately preceding the main card on Showtime.

Evangelista, 31, recently lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his six years as a pro. The American Kickboxing Academy talent began his career with 11 victories and one no-contest before falling by unanimous decision to Jorge Masvidal in March 2011. Evangelista was then turned away by K.J. Noons this past December, dropping another unanimous verdict at Strikeforce “Melendez vs. Masvidal.”

Like his opponent, Terry also hails from central California and started his career on a hot streak, winning 10 of his first 12 fights. However, the 31-year-old has lost twice in his last three outings, falling to prospect Caros Fodor last June before rebounding with a knockout win over Magno Almeida in September. The lightweight then kicked off 2012 with another defeat, dropping a split decision to Nah-Shon Burrell on Jan. 7.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 6 days ago
  • 37 views

John Nash was in San Jose this last Tuesday to witness the filing of a class action lawsuit against the UFC and to get comments from plaintiff Nate Quarry and the fighter described as “the man who st read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 393 views

UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor believes he should get the title shot at 145 pounds based on his ability to sell tickets, and he didn't mind sharing that sentiment with fellow contender Fr read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 644 views

Who’s up next for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo? Two top candidates are actively campaigning.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Hector Lombard isn't worried about Josh Burkman, who returns to the Octagon against "Showeather" at the UFC 182 pay-per-view (PPV) event, w read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride Fighting Championships and Strikeforce veteran Yves Edwards has decided to retire. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 28 views

His MMA career may have gotten off to a rocky start, but UFC veteran James McSweeney is looking to make up for lost time, eyeing two ONE FC championships. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 117 views

Who deserves the next UFC featherweight title shot? According to a recent UFC poll, it's Frankie Edgar, not Conor McGregor. Frankie Edgar's victory at UFC Fight Night 57 was the kind of performance t read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Despite plans to host the event in December, it is being reported that GLORY 19 will be pushed back several months to February 2015. According to a report from Liver Kick, it appears GLORY has offici read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 277 views

The MMA world is taking a bit of a pause for a Thanksgiving break. But it didn't do so before a fresh controversy was tossed onto the plate: In the wake of Frankie Edgar's dominant performance agains read news >>

Jump to: