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Due to Japan Earthquake: Satoshii Ishii, Scrapped from Strikeforce Challengers 15

Written on March 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan, MMA fighter - Satoshi Ishii - was scrapped from Strikeforce Challengers 15 roster.

Last Monday, Strikeforce officials announced that light heavyweight fighter, Lorenz Larkin, will step in to replace Satoshi Ishii to face Scott Lighty on Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 15. Satoshi Ishii’s participation was another casualty of the recent Japan earthquake. Due to the cataclysmic event, the fighter was unable to secure a visa in time for the fight.

“This is definitely a step up for me, but I’m excited and looking forward to the challenge. Lighty’s a good fighter with a lot of experience. But I’ve trained hard, I’m in good shape and I’m confident,” Lorenz Larkin said.

Fighting Insider is hoping that Japan will recover soon, and that fans may see more Japanese MMA fighters in the next tourneys.

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Strikeforce Challengers 15 Signs Nine Match-ups

Written on March 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After the Zuffa acquisition, Strikeforce is now ready the blow the minds of California people away with their Strikeforce Challengers 15.

This Friday, Strikeforce will rock the Stockton Arena in California down, as Strikeforce Challengers 15 will kick off on April 1 and will air live on Showtime. A lightweight duel pairing Justin Wilcox and Rodrigo Damm will headline the event.

In addition to this, David Douglas and Caros Fodor will also have a showdown in the cage. Lorenz Larkin will make his promotional debut at Strikeforce Challengers 15, as he faces Scott Lighty. If you’re ready to place your bets now, the official fight card for Strikeforce Challengers 15 is posted after the break.

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