Strikeforce will host third event in 21 days with “Strikeforce Challengers 14” in Austin, Texas on Feb. 18

Pat Healy (left) will face Lyle Beerbohm on Feb. 18 at Strikeforce Challengers 14 at Cedar Park Center in Austin, Texas. Photo credit: Strikeforce

Strikeforce has officially announced what will be their third event in 21 days when “Strikeforce Challengers 14” takes place at Cedar Park Center in Austin, Texas on Friday, Feb. 18.

Headlining the Showtime-televised main card will be a lightweight showdown between the still unbeaten Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm (15-0) and veteran Pat “Bam Bam” Healy (25-17).

It will be Beerbohm’s fourth Strikeforce appearance and his first time on Showtime. In his last Strikeforce bout Beerbohm won a hard fought split decision over Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro at “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” in May 2010.

Since then, he’s won back-to-back submission victories in Washington’s “Rumble on the Ridge” promotion.

Healy made his Strikeforce debut with a unanimous decision win over Bryan Travers at “Strikeforce Challengers 8” in May of last year. A month later his four-fight win streak was broke when former champ Josh Thomson stopped him with a last minute rear-naked choke at Strikeforce & M-1 Global’s “Fedor vs. Werdum”.

Although he is only 27-years-old, Healy has been fighting professionally for over ten years. The Team Quest member has fought in countless promotions including the UFC and WEC and has scored wins over such fighters as Carlos Condit, Paul Daley and Dan Hardy. He is a former Maximum Fighting Championship welterweight champion.

Beerbohm’s well-documented story is an inspirational one. Now 32-years-old, Beerbohm credits prison and MMA for saving his life. A former meth-addict who eventually found himself locked up in the Washington State Penitentiary, Beerbohm visited a jiu-jitsu gym the day he was released and had his first amateur fight eight days later. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Also expected to fight on this card is Ryan Couture (1-0), the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. His opponent has not yet been named. It will be Couture’s second Strikeforce appearance as well as his second pro fight.

Tickets for “Strikeforce Challengers 14” will go on sale this Friday, Jan. 21, and will be available at the Cedar Park Center ticket office, all Ticketmaster locations (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster online ( and STRIKEFORCE’s official website (

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