BONNEY LAKE’S CORY DEVELA,
SHANE DEL ROSARIO,
LOLOHEA MAHE, SARAH KAUFMAN, ROXANNE MODAFFERI, KIRKLAND’S CAROS FODOR
& ALL THE FIGHTERS TO STEP ON THE SCALES
Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m. PT
at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash.
WHERE: The Ice Box at Comcast Arena at Everett
2000 Hewitt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201-3600
* * Enter through Main Entrance/NW Doors located at intersection of Hewitt Ave and Oakes Ave. Once inside, head to the left on the Main Concourse towards the Ice Box * *
WHEN: Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m. PT
WHAT: All fighters who will compete in the STRIKEFORCE Challengers Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event this Friday, July 23 at Comcast Arena at Everett in Everett, Wash., will weigh in the day before, Thursday, July 22 at The Ice Box at Comcast Arena. The weigh in is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, free of charge, and will begin at 7 p.m. PT.
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Shane Del Rosario (9-0) will attempt to extend his unblemished streak when he faces fellow heavy hitter Lolohea Mahe (4-1-1) in the main event of the SHOWTIME® televised event (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Unbeaten STRIKEFORCE Women’s World Welterweight (135 pounds) Champion and former ballet dancer Sarah Kaufman (11-0) will put her perfect record as well as her crown on the line against international star Roxanne Modafferi (15-5).
Bonney Lake’s Cory Devela (9-4) will return to the cage for the first time in over a year to face the dangerous Bobby Voelker (21-8) in a welterweight (170 pounds) battle. Devela, who will be fighting for the first time in his new weight class, took a year off from MMA to help his girlfriend battle cancer.
In other featured action, Abongo Humphrey (7-1) will take on Mike “Mak” Kyle (16-7-1) at light heavyweight (205 pounds).
U.S. Army war veteran and Matt Hume protégé Caros Fodor (2-0), of Kirkland, Wash., will take on Cung Le pupil Thomas Diagne (1-1) in a lightweight (155 pounds) matchup in the first televised bout of the evening.
A non-televised undercard stacked with local talent will precede the SHOWTIME televised portion of the event.
Tickets for the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event are on sale and can be purchased at the Comcast Arena box office (866-332-8499) as well as online at ComcastArenaEverett.com and STRIKEFORCE’s official website (www.strikeforce.com).