Strikeforce Challengers 11 results, play-by-play

Strikeforce Challengers 11 takes place this evening, Friday, Oct. 22, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. “Relentless” Roger Bowling faces “Vicious” Bobby Voelker in the main event.

Strikeforce Challengers 11 weigh-in results, photos

Fighters competing at tonight’s “Strikeforce Challengers 11” weighed in successfully Thursday at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Fresno. Tonight’s fights will air live on Showtime at 10 p.m. CT.

PROMMA.INFO exclusive interview – John Morgan

ProMMA.info’s ‘Fast Eddie’ Constantine caught up with MMAJunkie.com’s John Morgan at Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4 in Fresno, Calif., at the SaveMart Center. Morgan discussed the night of fights, Jorge Gurgel’s BJJ Black Belt, and “MMA’s Biggest Loser” competition that he is involved in with ‘Fast Eddie.’

Strikeforce Challengers proves successful for local fighters

The fourth edition of the Strikeforce Challengers series took place Friday night, Nov. 6, in Fresno, Calif. The local MMA scene was represented well with a handful of fighters from the Fresno area on both the under card and main card. Fresno legend and staph infection survivor Cole Escovedo was first up.

Escovedo’s near death experience from a misdiagnosed illness is well documented. Cole came out with fire in his eyes and look possessed from the opening bell. His first offensive attempt came in the form of a flying submission attempt.

Although unsuccessful, he followed that up with an enormous high kick that found the mark. Escovedo followed his stunned opponent to the mat instantly. The referee was right on top of the action but hesitated in stopping the fight, allowing “The Apache Kid” to land several unanswered and unnecessary shots.

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PROMMA.INFO Strikeforce “Challengers Series 4” Photo Gallery

PROMMA.INFO’s Matt De La Rosa was cage side at the SaveMart Center for Strikeforce Challengers Series 4 this past Friday in Fresno, California. Below are several photos from the exciting night of fights and the entire 400+ photo gallery can be viewed by clicking, here.

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Strikeforce Challengers 4 immediate reaction

Strikeforce Challengers 4 was just the tip of this huge ice burg weekend of MMA. In the main event Jorge Gurgel took on up and coming prospect Billy Evangelista. Despite the card not bringing in a lot of attention there was still a lot of interesting happenings, and as always ProMMA.info has you covered.

Jorge Gurgel (13-5) vs. Billy Evangelista (9-0)
To the surprise of no one Jorge Gurgel got into another brawl. The broadcast team continually mentioned that this fight was for a shot at the title. However, this fight did nothing but show that both these fighters are still a few fights away.

In the end Billy Evangelista took home the decision, but does anyone think that he would put up a fight against Gilbert Melendez? Strikeforce has really painted themselves in a corner by using Jorge Gurgel for fights like this. Putting a UFC castoff against your prospects does not make fans excited for future match ups. All in all it was a quality main event to get everyone ready for Sengoku and Fedor vs. Rogers.

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“Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4” results and play-by-play commentary

ProMMA.info is on the scene in Fresno, Calif. for tonight’s Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4 event at the Save Mart Arena. We will be providing live commentary and play-by-play updates of all the action. In the main event on tonight’s card UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel takes on Billy Evangelista in what is sure to be an exciting lightweight showdown.

Also fighting on the card is The Ultimate Fighter season 7 contestant Jesse “JT Money” Taylor, taking on American Kickboxing Academy rising middleweight prospect Luke Rockhold. Also, local favorite Casey “The Underdog” Olson faces Chris Culley in a featherweight match-up. Prelims start at approximately 6 p.m. PT.

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Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4 weigh-in photos & quotes

Photo by Esther Lin - Strikeforce - Challengers Series 4 airs live on Showtime Friday, Nov. 6.

(PRESS RELEASE) – All 18 fighters who will compete in the Strikeforce Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Friday, Nov. 6 weighed in on Thursday at the World Sports Café in Fresno, Calif.

In the main event on SHOWTIME, undefeated lightweight (155-pound limit) sensation Billy Evangelista (9-0) will square off with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Jorge Gurgel (13-5) at the Save Mart Center in Fresno.

Other televised fights include a showdown between promising undefeated heavyweight prospects Shane Del Rosario (8-0) and Brandon Cash “Money” (5-0).  Rising middleweight (185 pounds) stars Luke Rockhold (5-1) and Jesse “J T Money” Taylor (13-4) will duke it out, lightweights Thomas Diagne (1-0) and Merritt Warren (4-2) will square off and Zoila Frausto (3-0) will face Elisha Helsper (0-1) in a matchup of female MMA fighters.

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