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Strikeforce Challengers 18: Medical Suspensions

Written on August 16, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Following Friday's Strikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs Duarte event, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released its official list of suspended fighters.

Although they have both attained victories at the Strikeforce Challengers 18 event last Friday, Joe Duarte and Nate James could still be sent out of the cage for several months. Last Monday, The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the post-fight medical suspension list for the Strikeforce Challengers 18.

The Strikeforce Challengers 18, which was the promotion’s second event at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, headlined the lightweight bout between Joe Duarte and Jorge Gurgel. Duarte got the victory but could be suspended until February 2012 due to a finger injury.

See the complete list of medically suspended fighters from Strikeforce Challengers 18 after the skip.

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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 “Strikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs Duarte” fighter weigh-ins. 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 Jorge Gurgel (14-7 MMA, 2-2 SF) and Joe Duarte (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.

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Five Bouts Listed to Strikeforce Challengers 18 Main Card

Written on August 03, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The promotion sets eight more matches to the upcoming Stikeforce Challengers 18 event in Sin City.

The Strikeforce Challengers 18, which headlines the lightweight face-off between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, will be held next week, August 12, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night’s main card is believed to be airing on Showtime.

The upcoming event is said to be the second Strikeforce Challengers show to take place in Las Vegas. The first one is the July 22’s Strikeforce Challengers 17, which successfully carries more than 1,800 viewers and huge ticket sales of $42,987.50. However, not all tickets were sold for the event. In fact, 76% of them were left and were eventually distributed as complimentary tickets.

See Strikeforce Challengers 18’s full lineup after the break.

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Strikeforce Challengers 18 Adds Sterling Ford vs Milton Vieira

Written on July 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Strikeforce Challengers 18's fight card is shaping up, as the promotion adds a battle between Sterling Ford and Milton Vieira.

Strikeforce Challengers 18 now carries nine pairs of match-ups, as the promotion added a Sterling Ford vs Milton Vieira bout last Wednesday.

The said event will be Sterling Ford’s second appearance under the promotion, after outpointing Brian McLaughlin at Challengers 17. Milton Vieira, on the other hand, will debut at Strikeforce Challengers 18. His professional MMA record carries back-to-back wins prior to the said tournament.

Strikeforce Challengers 18 will headline a 155-pound duel between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte. The event will kick off on August 12, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

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Roy Jones Jr. vs Derrick Mehmen, Targeted for Strikeforce Challengers 18 in Las Vegas

Written on July 21, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The match-up between Roy Jones Jr. and Derrick Mehmen is also booked for August's Strikeforce Challengers 18 event.

The product of Authentic Sports Management (ASM), Roy Jones Jr., will make his promotional debut at next month’s Strikeforce Challengers 18 event against Derrick Mehmen. The said event will be held on August 12 at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. As of now, there are still no official statements if the Jones Jr. vs Mehmen bout will air on the Showtime-televised main card.

Roy Jones Jr. started his pro MMA career last 2009 under the Iowa fight circuit, wherein he obtained five consecutive victories — all were achieved during the first round of the match.

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Keith Berry vs Gian Villante, Booked for Strikeforce Challengers 18 Event

Written on July 12, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Strikeforce added the Keith Berry vs Gian Villante fight on August's 'Gurgel vs Duarte' card.

The bout between Gian Villante and Keith Berry is now added on the “Strikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs Duarte” event. The two MMA fighters seem quite ready for their upcoming match, and each of them are looking forward to having a first win under the promotion.

The Strikeforce Challengers 18 – which also highlights the lightweight face-off between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte – will be held on August at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and will be aired on Showtime.

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Strikeforce Added Two New Bouts for Their Challengers Fight Card

Written on July 08, 2011 by Lulu

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Two new bouts were added to the upcoming Strikeforce Challenger fight cards, set for July 22 and August 12 shows.

The matches for the upcoming Strikeforce Challengers fight cards are updated with two new bouts.

The first match will be a lightweight showdown between Lionel Lanham and Guto Inocente that is scheduled on July 22 at Strikeforce Challengers 17. Lionel Lanham is the newest fighter who seems to have a bright career in MMA. Having a career stats of 3-0, he wants to continue he’s winning streak on his Strikeforce debut. Standing against Lionel Lanhan is Carlos Augusto ‘Guto’ Inocente, who will also makes his Strikeforce debut.

The the other fight will be a lightweight match-up pitting Pat Healy and Eric Wisely for August 12’s Strikeforce Challengers 18 in Las Vegas. Pat Healy is one of Strikeforce’s veteran, and has notable wins over Carlos Condit, Ryan Ford and Lyle Beerbohm. On the other hand, Eric Wisely is new to Strikeforce. However, he has a lot of experience fighting inside the cage, including his victory over former UFC title contender – Hermes France – and Matt Veach.

Do you have any other Strikeforce match-up that would like to see? Let it be known by leaving a comment.

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Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah D’Alelio, Switched to Strikeforce Challengers 18 Card

Written on July 05, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The match between Ronda Rousey and Sarah D'Aleilo is now listed on "Strikeforce Challengers 18", according to Strikeforce officials.

Strikeforce representatives reported on Sunday that the bout between Ronda Rousey and Sarah D’Alelio, which is supposed to be featured on the “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” card in July, is now shifted to August’s “Strikeforce Challengers 18″ event. The said show – which is expected to air on Showtime – will take place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, highlighting the face-off between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte.

Ronda Rousey is well-known for being the youngest participant in the 2004 Summer Olympics. She is a great Judo fighter who also happens to be the recipient of the 2008 Summer Olympics bronze medal. In 2010, Ronda Rousey entered the world of MMA fighting and obtained a record of 3-0 as an amateur. She is skilled in instantly finishing her opponents using the armbar technique.

Meanwhile, Sarah D’Alelio had been set to meet Gina Carano at a Strikeforce event. However, Gina Carano was not able to continue the match due to unknown reasons. The female MMA fighter is now making a comeback after being defeated by Julie Kedzie last December.

For the latest news and updates regarding Strikeforce Challengers 18, stay tuned to Fighting Insider.

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Strikeforce Challengers 18 Adds Jorge Gurgel vs Joe Duarte

Written on June 29, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, all set for the Strikeforce Challengers 18.

The Jorge Gurgel vs Joe Duarte match has been officially listed to August’s Strikeforce Challengers 18, which will take place in The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Jorge Gurgel (14-7) is known for beating opponents with his striking attacks, Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills, and a guillotine choke victory. The MMA fighter will set his feet again in the cage after obtaining several wins over Conor Heun and Billy Vaughan, and losses to Billy Evangelista and K.J. Noons.

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