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Open to the Public: Strikeforce Challengers 17 Weigh-ins

Written on July 18, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The official weigh-ins for "Strikeforce Challengers 17" event will be held on Thursday, with all MMA fans welcome to join the festivities.

MMA enthusiasts are very welcome to attend and be part of the official “ : Voelker vs Bowling III” fighter , which will be held on Thursday, July 21.

The said event will start at exactly 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT local time), though the venue will be open for public at around 6:30 p.m. ET. The fighter weigh-ins will take place at the Key West Ballroom of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The live coverage of the weigh-in festivities’ results, along with a photo gallery, can be viewed here.

On the following day, July 22, the first-ever Strikeforce Challengers in Las Vegas will be held, highlighting the bout between the two giants of the welterweight division — (23-8 MMA, 3-1 SF) and (9-1 MMA, 2-1 SF). The -broadcast main card will take place at The Pearl, which is also located on the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Strikeforce Challengers 17 is as well expected to feature the match-up between Heavyweight MMA fighters, Lavar Johnson (15-4 MMA, 3-1 SF), and Devin Cole (18-9-1 MMA, 0-1 SF).

The current Strikeforce Challengers 17 card includes:

MAIN CARD
Roger Bowling vs. Bobby Voelker
Lavar Johnson vs. Devin Cole
Joe Cason vs. Ovince St-Preux
Liz Carmouche vs.
vs. Ron Stallings

PRELIMINARY CARD
Guto Inocente vs. Lionel Lanham
Ben Lagman vs. Anthony Smith
Bill Cooper vs. Maka Watson
Sterling Ford vs. Brian McLaughlin (not yet officially announced)

Starting with Strikeforce Challengers 17, all the upcoming Challengers Series events will take place in the same venue: The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

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