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Strikeforce Challengers 19, Scheduled on Sept. 23 in Las Vegas

Written on July 25, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Strikeforce disclosed the venue and date for the yet-to-be-announced Challengers 19 event.

After the recently held Challengers 17 event last July 22, the promotion immediately announced the tentative and for the 19th edition of their .

Though the line-up for the said event has not yet been finalized, Strikeforce was announced to take place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on September 23.

Since the year 2011 begins, Strikeforce has been hosting events under the provision of UFC’s parent company. They’ve received a license from Nevada last June, allowing them to hold all of their “Challengers Series” cards in Las Vegas – starting with the weekend’s “Strikeforce Challengers 17: Voelker vs. Bowling III” event.

Before attaining the said license agreement, most of the Strikeforce events – though believed to be aired on Showtime – were held in smaller venues with few viewers. Their last event before the actual Las Vegas debut was the Strikeforce Challengers 16 which took place in Kent, Washington.

Meanwhile, it was in March 2011 when Zuffa, LLC purchased Strikeforce. Today, there are several rumors claiming that the two organizations may work independently in the future.

Stay tuned in Fighting Insider for the latest details regarding the forthcoming Strikeforce Challengers 19 event.

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