“Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” weigh-in results & photos

Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Zak Cummings (186 pounds), left, and Tim Kennedy (186) enjoy a lighter moment right after they weighed in for their main-event fight Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Zak Cummings (186 pounds), left, and Tim Kennedy (186) enjoy a lighter moment right after they weighed in for their main-event fight Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
TULSA, Okla., (Sept. 24, 2009) — All 22 fighters who will compete in the Strikeforce Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Friday, Sept. 25, weighed in on Thursday at the SpiritBank Event Center.

In the main event on SHOWTIME, American military hero Tim Kennedy (10-2) of Fayetteville, N.C., will face unbeaten Zak Cummings (10-0) of Springfield, Missouri in a middleweight (185 pounds) scrap. Both weighed in at exactly 186 pounds on Thursday.

Other fights include a showdown between promising, unbeaten local favorites Thomas Longacre (4-0) and Travis “The Dark Knight” Calanoc (4-0). K-1 legend and six-time world kickboxing champion, Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo (1-0) of Las Vegas takes on Alabama-born Kevin “The Shaman” Jordan (11-7) in a heavyweight match, budding superstar and two-time All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri, Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley (5-0) of St. Louis, will face his sternest test to date when he meets former Tito Ortiz protégé, Zach “The Lisbon Outlaw” Light (4-8) of Huntington Beach, Calif., in a welterweight (170 pounds) fight.

Tickets for the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event, priced from $25, are on sale at SpiritBank Event Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations (800-745-3000), Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com), and STRIKEFORCE’s official website (www.strikeforce.com).

SpiritBank Event Center doors will open at 7:15 p.m. CT. The first preliminary bout will begin at 8 p.m.

FINAL WEIGHTS

  • Tim Kennedy – 186 vs. Zak Cummings -186
  • Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo – 240.8 vs. Kevin “The Shaman” Jordan – 236.6
  • Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley – 171 vs. Zach “The Lisbon Outlaw” Light – 170.4
  • Thomas Longacre – 148 vs. Travis “The Dark Knight” Calanoc – 146.6
  • Daniel Cormier – 250.2 vs. Gary Frazier – 245.2

Non-televised fights

  • Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman – 121 vs. Jeri “Fists of Fury” Sitzes – 120.4
  • Levi “The Marine” Avera – 175.4 vs. Paul Bradley – 176.6
  • Trey Houston – 183.6 vs. Brandon Gaines – 187.8
  • Kenny Giddens – 155.2 vs. Jon Carson – 155.8
  • Nick Gibbons – 147 vs. Josh Pulsifer – 147.6
  • Lemont Davis – 168.4 vs. Dillon Smith – 169.4
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Kevin “The Shaman” Jordan (236.6), left, has just one professional fight under his belt and meets 11-7 Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo (240.8).
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Kevin “The Shaman” Jordan (236.6), left, has just one professional fight under his belt and meets 11-7 Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo (240.8).
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Zach “The Libson Outlaw” Light (170.4), left, battles Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley (171) in a welterweight matchup on SHOWTIME: Strikeforce Challengers.
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Zach “The Libson Outlaw” Light (170.4), left, battles Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley (171) in a welterweight matchup on SHOWTIME: Strikeforce Challengers.
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Travis “The Dark Knight” Calanoc (146.6), left, meets undefeated Thomas Longacre (148).
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Travis “The Dark Knight” Calanoc (146.6), left, meets undefeated Thomas Longacre (148).
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Both Gary Frazier (245.2), left, and Daniel Cormier (250.2) are making their professional debut and will be the first televised fight of the night Friday.
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Both Gary Frazier (245.2), left, and Daniel Cormier (250.2) are making their professional debut and will be the first televised fight of the night Friday.
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