A pair of lightweights looking to bounce back from recent losses will square off in Strikeforce on May 19 as James Terry faces Billy Evangeslista in a proverbial “Battle of San Jose.”

The new bout was announced by Strikeforce officials on Wednesday.

Terry and Evangelista train out of the San Jose, Calif., area, so the home crowd should be in full force for this preliminary match-up.

James Terry, who works under former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le, will look to rebound from a loss to Nah-Shon Burrell in his last bout.

Overeall, Terry has gone 4-2 in his last six fights, but has bounced back and forth between wins and losses in his last four contests.

Meanwhile, Billy Evangelista will step into the Strikeforce cage on May 19 training out of American Kickboxing Academy, also based out of San Jose, looking to erase a two-fight losing streak.

Evangelista started out his career with an impressive undefeated record of 11-0, but he’s fallen on tougher times of late dropping back-to-back fights to Jorge Masvidal and K.J. Noons.

He’ll look to avoid the dreaded three-fight losing streak when he battles Terry on May 19 as part of the Strikeforce undercard that will air on Showtime Extreme.

For more MMA News and MMA Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause set for UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago

  • 5 hours ago
  • 0 views

A pair of exciting lightweights will meet on big FOX. Daron Cruickshank will take on James Krause at UFC on FOX 16 on July 25 in Chicago, the UFC announced Friday. Cruickshank (16-6, 1 NC) missed wei read news >>

Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceras added to UFC Fight Night in New Orleans

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 views

A pair of featherweights who are looking to regain lost momentum will meet up in the Big Easy. Francisco Rivera and Alex Caceras will square off at the UFC Fight Night card on June 6 in New Orleans.  read news >>

Premier Boxing Champions: Garcia vs. Peterson results and LIVE coverage

  • 13 days ago
  • 6 views

Two of the top five super lightweights in the world will do battle on network television this Saturday night (April 11, 2015) as consensus No. 1 Danny Garcia takes on Lamont Peterson in the latest in read news >>

RFA 25: Which of two title fights was a snoozer, and which had actual highlights?

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

RFA 25 featured a pair of title fights at the top of the bill, but they were on opposite ends of the excitement spectrum. Check out the video highlights from Friday night’s event inside. Filed under: read news >>

Al Iaquinta thinks Jorge Masvidal 'sounds pretty dumb' for not wanting to fight him

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

Lightweights Al Iaquinta and Jorge Masvidal aren't pulling any punches in their pre-fight chatter building up to today's co-main event at UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas. According to most the co-m read news >>

UFC Fight Night 63 Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal full fight video preview

  • 20 days ago
  • 16 views

Contender vs. pretender? Two talented lightweights will lock horns in today's (Sat., April 4, 2014) co-main event of UFC Fight Night 63, as Al Iaquinta (11-3-1) and Jorge Masvidal (28-8) strut their read news >>

Welcome to the UFC, Ray, Stasiak, Nguyen, and Campbell

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Two new lightweights, a new flyweight, and a new featherweight are on their way to the UFC from different corners of the globe. Card changes are flying fast and furious as the injury bug continues to read news >>

Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard added to UFC 189 in Las Vegas

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

A pair of welterweights looking to get back in the win column will meet at UFC 189 in Las Vegas when Brandon Thatch takes on John Howard.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Josh Thomson vs. Tony Ferguson Scheduled for UFC Fight Night 72 in July

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Two top lightweights will square off in San Diego when Josh Thomson and Tony Ferguson meet at UFC Fight Night 72 in July. The news first broke Monday night on Fox Sports 1 and was subsequently confir read news >>