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Strikeforce Challengers 18 Weigh-ins, Open to the Public

Written on August 11, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Today's weigh-in ceremony for “Strikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs. Duarte” event is open to the public. MMA fans are encouraged to attend.

MMA fans are invited to be part of the “ : ” fighter . The festivities will begin at exactly 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT local time) at the grounds of the Key West Ballroom of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Venue will be opened to the public at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The Strikeforce Challengers 18 event will be held on Friday, August 12 at the The Pearl — also located on the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Headlining the lightweight match-up between (14-7 MMA, 2-2 SF) and (9-2 MMA, 1-0 SF), the night’s main card will be aired on Showtime. The middleweight bout between Danillo Villefort (13-3 MMA, 0-0 SF) and Nate James (12-7-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) is also included on the evening’s main card.

This event is said to be the second show from the promotion that is held in Las Vegas, following July’s Strikeforce Challengers 17 card. Strikeforce confirmed before that all the upcoming Challengers Series events will take place in the same venue: The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The official Strikeforce Challengers 18 line-up includes:

Jorge Gurgel vs. Joe Duarte (Lightweight bout)
Nate James vs. Danillo Villefort (Middleweight bout)
Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely (Lightweight bout)
Sarah D’Alelio vs. (Women’s bout)
Roy Jones Jr. vs. Derrick Mehmen (Light Heavyweight bout)

Keith Berry vs. Gian Villante (Light Heavyweight bout)
Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Lukasz Les (Welterweight bout)
Mike Bronzoulis vs. Chad Leonhardt (Welterweight bout)
Sterling Ford vs. Milton Vieira (Lightweight bout)

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