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Strikeforce Challengers 18 Adds Jorge Gurgel vs Joe Duarte

Written on June 29, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, all set for the Strikeforce Challengers 18.

The vs match has been officially listed to August’s , which will take place in The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Jorge Gurgel (14-7) is known for beating opponents with his striking attacks, Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills, and a guillotine choke victory. The MMA fighter will set his feet again in the cage after obtaining several wins over Conor Heun and Billy Vaughan, and losses to Billy Evangelista and K.J. Noons.

On the August 12 event, Jorge Gurgel will be facing a new Strikeforce fighter. Although much younger in age than him, Joe Duarte is yet ready to return on the ring after finishing Saad Awad with an armbar submission. Joe Duarte (9-2) joined the Ultimate Fighter 8 before, however, UFC did not choose him at the end of the event.

As scheduled, Strikeforce will be having three main events this year. The card on July 30, the Strikeforce Challengers 18 on August 12, and a not-yet-announced card on September 10.

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