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Strikeforce Challengers 16 Results

Written on June 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Strikeforce Challengers 16 is now in the books, and the results are in!

Headlined by a Caros Fodor vs James Terry match, Strikeforce Challengers 16 kicked off at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington last Friday.

Caros Fodor was able to defeat James Terry by continuously pushing forward, engaging the action and giving more damage. The former proved that he is quicker to the punch, earning the judges’ nod and improving his record with a four-fight win streak. James Terry, on the other hand, suffers his second upset in his seven Strikeforce matches.

The complete Strikeforce Challengers 16 result is posted after the skip.

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Updated Line-up for Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 16

Written on June 24, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Strikeforce officials released an updated line-up of main and preliminary cards for September 24's Strikeforce Challengers 16.

After some adjustments due to certain injuries, Strikeforce officials already announced that they had once again completed the line-up for the “Strikeforce Challengers 16: Fodor vs. Terry” event, which will be held this June 24 (Friday).

The said Strikeforce event will take place at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, and will feature exciting face-off matches, including Caros Fodor (8-2 MMA, 3-0 SF) vs. James Terry (10-2 MMA, 5-1 SF) and Ryan Couture (2-0 MMA, 2-0 SF) vs. Matt Ricehouse.

For a ticket price of only $25 (available at ShoWareCenter.com), viewers could also have the chance to see several main-card contests. This includes Lorenz Larkin (10-0 MMA, 1-0 SF) vs. Gian Villante (7-2 MMA, 0-1 SF), Jason High (13-3 MMA, 0-0 SF) vs. Quinn Mulhern (15-1 MMA, 0-0 SF), and Julia Budd (1-1 MMA, 1-1 SF) vs. Germaine de Randamie (2-1 MMA, 1-1 SF) for the female section. Match-ups that were announced recently, such as Antwain Britt vs. Danillo Villefort and Travis Bush vs. Yuri Villefort, are taken out of the event’s line up due to injuries.

Scott Coker, Strikeforce CEO, mentioned in a press release: “Washington has become a hotbed for mixed martial arts, and we’re excited to head back to Kent with this exciting card featuring local stars Caros Fodor and Ryan Couture. Our Challengers events have delivered some outstanding fights and we expect nothing less on Friday.”

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Ryan Couture Gets a Home Fight on Strikeforce Challengers 16

Written on June 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Ryan Couture is heading back to Washington, as he faces Matt Ricehouse at Strikeforce Challengers 16 this Friday.

For Ryan Couture, Las Vegas is indeed a destination where lives can change. He left his job as a bank supervisor in Bellingham, Washington three years ago, and moved to Las Vegas to train for MMA full time. And it seems that the move has turned out well.

This Friday, Ryan Couture will return to his old home state for a lightweight match against Matt Ricehouse at Strikeforce Challengers 16. As the son of UFC Hall of Fame inductee, Randy Couture, Ryan Couture always gets support from his audience — both as an amateur and as a professional. And while guessing that around 100 members of his family will be in attendance on Friday, he expects to get the same support his father gained during the MMA icon’s UFC 102 match against Antonio Nogueira in Washington.

“I desperately want to knock somebody out. I want to know what that feels like. I thought I might have had it in my last fight with the knockdown but Lee (Higgins) popped back up. One of these times I’ll land that perfect combination.”

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Rumored Strikeforce Challengers 16 Fight Card is Out

Written on June 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After Overeem vs Werdum, Strikeforce moves on to Challengers 16.

Following the heavy-handed Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum event last Saturday, rumors on the upcoming Challengers 16 emerged. The upcoming tournament already has a fight card, with Caros Fodor and James Terry headlining the event. The event’s main card will air on Showtime at 11:00 pm ET on June 24, with some delays on the West Coast. Strikeforce Challengers 16 will take action at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.

See the rumored Strikeforce Challengers 16 fight card after the skip.

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Ryan Couture to Face Ricehouse at Strikeforce Challengers 16

Written on May 12, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Ryan Couture continues his father's legacy, as he faces Matt Ricehouse on Strikeforce Challengers 16.

Following his father’s footsteps, Ryan Couture – the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture – will face Matt Ricehouse at Strikeforce Challengers 16 on June 24 at Kent, Washington. The said event will flag a Caros Fodor vs. James Terry bout as the main event.

Last August, Ryan Couture defeated Lucas Stark through a triangle choke within 75 seconds. After his first MMA victory comes a submission win over Lee Higgins last February. Meanwhile, Matt Ricehouse – who is also a newbie in the MMA – has just started fighting as a pro in January last year. He already fought twice on Strikeforce undercard. Matt Ricehouse’s 4-0 record is composed of two knockout decisions, one decision and one submission wins.

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