Strikeforce spotlight: Shamar Bailey – a ProMMAnow.com interview

It was announced last week that Shamar Bailey (10-1) will fight Justin Wilcox (8-3) at Strikeforce Challengers on March 27. The bout, which will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., will be one of five fights to air live on Showtime. Bailey, who is on a four fight win streak, is … Read more

Thursday’s Strikeforce weigh-ins at Hilton San Jose open to public

PRANGLEY, AMOUSSOU, ROCKHOLD, KAUFMAN, HASHI & MORE TO STEP ON THE SCALES Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. PT at Hilton San Jose WHERE:         Hilton San Jose in the Almaden Ballroom 300 Almaden Boulevard San Jose, California 95110 Tel (408) 287-2100 WHEN:           Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. PT … Read more

Shamar Bailey replaces Bryan Travers, will fight Justin “The Silverback” Wilcox at Strikeforce Challengers March 26 in Fresno

NEW YORK (Feb. 19, 2010) – A winner of four in a row, Shamar Bailey (10-1), of Chicago, will face Justin “The Silverback’’ Wilcox (8-3), of San Jose, Calif., on a stacked STRIKEFORCE Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on Friday, March 26. Bailey is a replacement … Read more

Lavar Johnson to make miraculous return at Strikeforce Challengers March 26

“Abongo” Humphrey to battle George Bush III, Luke Stewart to face Andre Galvao, Zoila Frausto to meet Miesha Tate; Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 1 NEW YORK (Jan. 28, 2010)—Six months ago, Lavar Johnson lay in a hospital bed, clinging to his life after he was gunned down while attending a family barbeque during … Read more

Trevor Prangley to face Karl Amoussou in main event when Strikeforce Challengers series hits San Jose Feb. 26

NEW YORK (Jan 21, 2009)-World championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion STRIKEFORCE will return to its roots when it brings its Challengers fight series to The Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California on Friday, February 26.  Topping the card will be a middleweight (185 pounds) contest between wrestling powerhouse Trevor Prangley (22-5) and Karl Amoussou (11-2-1).

Undefeated power puncher Sarah Kaufman (10-0) will challenge Japan’s Takayo Hashi (12-1) in the first STRIKEFORCE women’s world bantamweight (135 pounds) championship matchup in history while Luke Rockhold (6-1), one of MMA’s brightest up and comers, will take on Paul Bradley (12-1) at middleweight.

Tickets for the first STRIKEFORCE Challengers event of 2010, priced from $30, go on sale at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow/Friday, January 22 at The San Jose Civic Auditorium box office, Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) and online at Ticketmaster.com and STRIKEFORCE.com.

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Strikeforce Challengers 4 weigh in results

Photo by Tom Casino- Jorge Gurgel vs. Billy Evangelista headline the Strikeforce Challengers Series 4 card which takes place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. and airs live on Showtime Friday, Nov. 6.
Photo by Tom Casino - Jorge Gurgel vs. Billy Evangelista headline the Strikeforce Challengers Series 4 card which takes place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. and airs live on Showtime Friday, Nov. 6.

Fast Eddie is on the scene in Fresno, Calif. for the fourth installment of the Strikeforce Challengers Series. Stay tuned to PROMMA.INFO throughout the weekend for all your Strikeforce coverage from Fresno and Chicago.

ProMMA.info is teaming up with Projekt Label to present Luke Rockhold’s official after-party at Bliss nightclub. EVERYONE WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE!!

MAIN CARD
•Billy Evangelista(159) vs. Jorge Gurgel(159) catch weight of 160 lbs
•Brandon Cash(256) vs. Shane del Rosario(240)
•Luke Rockhold(185.5) vs. Jesse Taylor(186)
•Thomas Diagne(155.5) vs. Warren Merritt(154)
•Elisha Hellspur(134.5) vs. Zoila Frausto(132.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD
•Ben Holscher(155.5) vs. Johnny Goh(154)
•Casey Olson(145.5) vs. Chris Culley(148.5)
•Cole Escovedo(135.5) vs. Maurice Eazel(133)
• Alex Trevino(170.5) vs. Rico Altamirano(171)

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Tyron Woodley vs. Rudy Bears in Strikeforce Challengers main event on Nov. 20

NEW YORK (Oct. 16, 2009) – Fresh off a sparkling victory on Sept. 25, budding superstar and two-time All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri, undefeated Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley (4-0) of St. Louis, will come back on Friday, Nov. 20, when he faces dangerous Rudy Bears (13-5) of Kansas City in the featured bout of an outstanding Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) card at historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City.

The highly regarded Woodley will be making his main event debut in the scheduled three-round, 5-minute welterweight (170 pounds) bout that will be one of five televised on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).

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“Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” play-by-play commentary and results

“Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” takes place tonight, Sept. 25, 2009, at the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, Okla. The main card airs on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. CT. As with all Strikeforce events, PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary on all the action. So join us tonight as these up-and-comers in the world of MMA try to leave their mark on the sport and on their opponents.

Quick Results:

  • Tim Kennedy def. Zak Cummings by submission (north-south choke) Rd 2 (2:43)
  • Ray Sefo def. Kevin Jordan by submission (verbal) Rd 2 (:24)
  • Tyron Woodley def. Zach Light by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (3:38)
  • Thomas Longacre def. Travis Calanoc by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Daniel Cormier def. Gary Frazier by TKO (ground n’ pound) Rd 2 (3:39)
  • Jeri Sitzes def. Lacey Schuckman by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (2:18)
  • Paul Bradley def. Levi Avera by unanimous decision
  • Trey Houston def. Brandon Gaines by submission (arm triangle choke) Rd 2 (1:28)
  • Kenny Giddens def. John Carson by submission (D’arce choke) Rd 2 (4:15)
  • Josh Pulsifer def. Nick Gibbons by submission (D’arce choke) Rd 1 (1:05)
  • Dillon Smith def. Lemont Davis by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (1:15)

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“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.

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“Strikeforce Challenger Series” set for Friday night on Showtime

Tomorrow night Sept. 25, live on Showtime, “Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” will take over the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The popular MMA series showcases rising young MMA talent, as well as established veterans of the sport.

As always, PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary of all the action. The main event features the fan-favorite, and rapidly rising army ranger, Tim Kennedy facing the undefeated Zak Cummings. Kennedy’s most recent bout was a submission victory (verbal tap) of Nick “The Goat” Thompson at “Strikeforce Challengers” in Seattle.

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