On Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, Strikeforce – Challenger Series 4 will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. and air live on Showtime. In addition to the main event between Billy Evangelista and Jorge Gurgel, The Ultimate Fighter 7 finalist Jesse Taylor (13-4) will be taking on Strikeforce submission expert Luke Rockhold (5-1).
PROMMA.INFO confirmed the bout on Tuesday with sources close to the fighters’ camps and both fighters announced the fight on their Facebook accounts today.
Taylor made his Strikeforce debut in August against Xtreme Couture “Thoroughbred” Jay Hieron. Taylor was on a seven fight win streak going into the fight but lost a unanimous decision after three hard rounds.