Jorge Gurgel-Mizuto Hirota Lightweight Bout on Tap for Sept. 29 Strikeforce in Sacramento



Another new bout has been added to Strikeforce’s Sept. 29 fight bill, as promotion officials announced Thursday that Jorge Gurgel will square off with Mizuto Hirota at “Strikeforce “Melendez vs. Healy.”

The Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif., hosts the event, which is headlined by a lightweight title tilt between reigning champion Gilbert Melendez and challenger Pat Healy. The main draw airs on Showtime, while the undercard immediately precedes that broadcast on Showtime Extreme.

Gurgel, 35, has gone 2-3 in Strikeforce since receiving his UFC release back in 2008. The hard-swinging Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has yet to compete in 2012 but posted a 1-1 record last year, kicking off 2011 with a 44-second submission victory over Billy Vaughan before dropping a unanimous decision to Joe Duarte more than one year ago at Challengers 18.

Hirota, meanwhile, approaches his second Strikeforce appearance following a hard-fought unanimous decision defeat to Healy on July 14. The reigning Deep lightweight champion, Hirota had won back-to-back bouts prior that Strikeforce setback, besting Katsunori Kikuno to win the title last year and then defending it successfully against Seichi Ikemoto this past February

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

Guess that means no senoritas for Iaquinta just yet... It appears everyone on Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) roster wants to follow in Donald Cerrone's footsteps. Just two days following his read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

But, would "Notorious" be biting off more than he can chew? Conor McGregor has taken the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division by storm, winning his first five fights in impress read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

It seems as if UFC lightweight and former Strikeforce title challenge Jorge Masvidal isn't keen on his new match-up with Al Iaquinta this April. Jorge Masvidal is 5-1 in the UFC and one of the more e read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC 186 will now feature two championship bouts: Adding to T.J. Dillashaws bantamweight title defense against Renan Barao, flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson will face Japan's Kyoji Horiguchi. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC 186 lost one Canadian, but it'll be getting two more. Alexis Davis and Sarah Kaufman, two of the country's most well-known women's MMA fighters, will clash for the third time at UFC 186 on April read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez discusses his interest in a fight with fellow former champion Gilbert Melendez. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Veteran lightweight Matt Wiman has been forced to withdraw from his March 21 bout with Leonardo Santos due to a back injury. Stepping in for the TUF 5 alum will be Minnesota's Tony Martin... read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 61 views

It appears the former lightweight champion may want to stay at welterweight after all. After an awe-inspiring performance in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60 last night (Sat., Feb. 14, 2015) live read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

A big title fight was added to the GLORY 20 DUBAI card today as the organization confirmed that Robin van Roosmalen will defend the belt against Andy ‘The Machine' Ristie in the headline slot. The bo read news >>