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

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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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 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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Tonight – Projekt Label & ProMMA.info present the Strikeforce Luke Rockhold after fight party in Fresno

Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4  takes place tonight in Fresno, Calif. The event airs live on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. CT. You are not going to want to miss the fights. Not only the fights though; If you are in the Fresno area, then you are not going to want to miss what happens … Read more

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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THE INFO episode 36 – featuring Luke Rockhold

PROMMA.INFO’s Matt De La Rosa and ‘Fast Eddie’ Constantine welcomed their new co-host Dave Camarillo to the team on this week’s edition of THE INFO. Dave’s first show was a hit as the guys discussed Cain Velasquez and MMA’s Biggest Loser competition. Strikeforce Middleweight Luke Rockhold climbed up in the Guerrilla Jiu JItsu rafters to … Read more

Shane Del Rosario vs. Brandon Cash added to Strikeforce Challengers on Nov. 6

Shane Del Rosario will fight Brandon Cash as part of the "Strikeforce - Challengers Series 4" Showtime card.
Shane Del Rosario will fight Brandon Cash as part of the "Strikeforce - Challengers Series 4" Showtime card.

The SHOWTIME-televised fight card for “Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4,” set for Friday, Nov. 6, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., is coming together nicely. PROMMA.INFO was notified Monday via press release that a fight between undefeated heavyweight prospects Shane Del Rosario (8-0) and Brandon Cash “Money (5-0) has been added to the card.

Other fights already confirmed for the event include Luke Rockhold (5-1) vs. Jesse “JT Money” Taylor (13-4), and a lightweight main event between Billy Evangelista (9-0) and the always exciting Jorge Gurgel (13-5).

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PRO MMA Exclusive Interview – Luke Rockhold

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) “Fast Eddie” Constantine shot the breeze with Strikeforce Middleweight Luke Rockhold at the Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu grand opening this past Saturday. Rockhold recently received his Brown belt from Dave Camarillo and talked about what it has been like working under the watchful eye of Camarillo, grappling competitions, battling injuries and Strikeforce Please … Read more

Jesse “JT Money” Taylor to face Luke Rockhold at Strikeforce Challengers on Nov. 6

Jesse "JT Money" Taylor takes on Luke Rockhold on Nov. 6 in Fresno.
Jesse "JT Money" Taylor takes on Luke Rockhold Nov. 6 in Fresno.

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.

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