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Strikeforce Challengers 19: Larkin vs Rossborough Weigh-In Results

Written on September 23, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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All but one of the Strikeforce Challengers 19 fighters have made their bouts official.

The official weigh-in ceremony for Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 card took place today in the Key West Ballroom of Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort. This is said to be the last pre-fight event before the incoming Strikeforce’s show, which will be aired live on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET in The Pearl at Las Vegas, Nevada.

All fighters except one have hit their committed weights. Quinn Mulhern missed his 170-pound limit by coming in a whopping five pounds over the threshold. He will now face Danny Davis in a catchweight bout of 176.5-pounds.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 will be the promotion’s third MMA event in Las Vegas. Starting with the Strikeforce Challengers 17 card last July, all the upcoming Challengers Series will be held in The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the company confirmed that they will return to the venue on November 18 to host their final Challengers show for 2011.

See the complete weigh-in results after the jump.

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Quinn Mulhern vs Danny Davis, Late Addition to Strikeforce Challengers 19 Card

Written on September 21, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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A welterweight bout has just been added to Strikeforce Challengers 19 event, which will take place this Friday in Las Vegas.

A late addition to Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 fight card was confirmed, as KOTC champion – Quinn Mulhern (15-2 MMA, 0-1 SF) – is now set to meet Danny Davis (6-4-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) on the event’s preliminary card.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 will be held at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night’s main card, which headlines the bout between Lorenz Larkin and Nick Rossborough, will be aired on Showtime.

Quinn Mulhern – who was trained as a jiu-jitsu fighter – just made his official Strikeforce debut at the “Strikeforce Challengers 16: Fodor vs Terry” event, where he suffered a decision loss to Jason High. The said misfortune broke his seven-fight win streak, which consisted of six stoppages and his KOTC championship victory over Koffi Adzitso.

Danny Davis, on the other hand, is a Muay Thai fighter who also holds a jiu-jitsu purple belt. “Dee1″ ceased his two consecutive losses with a whopping Brabo-choke submission victory over Mike Dizak at the SCC – Superior Cage Combat 2 event.

Check out the current Strikeforce Challengers 19 card after the break.

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Germaine de Randamie Withdraws from Strikeforce Challengers 19 Card

Written on September 20, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Germaine de Randamie withdraws; Strikeforce Challengers 19 now complete with eight bouts.

Following Julie Kedzie’s withdrawal from her scheduled bout with Germaine de Randamie (2-2 MMA, 1-1 SF) at the Strikeforce Challengers 19 event, “The Iron Lady” was also scratched off from the fight card. Several sources close to the promotion confirmed that Strikeforce officials were incapable of setting a new opponent for Germaine de Randamie.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 will be held this Friday, September 23, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The evening’s main card, which headlines the light-heavyweight bout between Lorenz Larkin (11-0 MMA, 2-0 SF) and Nick Rossborough (18-13 MMA, 0-0 SF), will be aired on Showtime.

Prior to the said removal, Gemraine de Randamie has aimed to backfire from her second MMA career misfortune at the Strikeforce Challengers 16 event — where she attained a unanimous decision loss over Julia Budd. With the scratched bout, the Strikeforce Challengers 19 fight card is now complete with eight matches.

See the current Strikeforce Challengers 19 fight card after the cut.

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MMA Events of the Week: September 23 – 25

Written on September 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Be in the know for more MMA action!

Are you in the know? This Monday, Fighting Insider collated a list of MMA competitions around the globe that will kick off this week. Get hyped and be ready for action, as one of the MMA events posted below might be in the city near you.

Check out the schedules of MMA competitions set to go down this week after the break.

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Lorenz Larkin vs Nick Rossborough, New Headline for Strikeforce Challengers 19

Written on September 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A new headliner for Strikeforce Challengers 19 has been set, as Nick Rossborough is now slated to meet Lorenz Larkin on September 23.

After inflicting an injury, Virgil Zwicker will be replaced by Nick Rossborough for the Strikeforce Challengers 19 event on September 23. The latter will take the unbeaten Lorenz Larkin in the night’s main event.

Nick Rossborough, who carries a 18-13 record, tried out for the TUF 7 but was eliminated by Jesse Taylor in the entry round. His most recent appearance earned him a second-round guillotine choke submission win over Hank Weiss. Lorenz Larkin, on the other hand, is carrying a clean 11-0 record; with eight of those coming via KO or TKO.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 will go down at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Julie Kedzie Withdraws from Strikeforce Challengers 19 Card due to Injury

Written on August 30, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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An undisclosed injury forced Julie Kedzie to withdraw from the upcoming Strikeforce Challengers 19 event in Las Vegas.

Strikeforce has just announced that they had taken Julie Kedzie out from the Strikeforce Challengers 19 fight card due to an undisclosed injury. She was supposed to meet Germaine De Randamie on the upcoming event, which will be held on Sept. 23 at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort. Their bout was originally set to be included on the night’s preliminary card.

Up to now, there are still no reports on Julie Kedzie’s replacement. Before being injured, she participated in the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson card in Chicago wherein she attained a close decision loss to Alexis Davis.

Meanwhile, Germaine De Randamie (2-2 MMA, 1-1 SF) aims to come back on the win column after suffering a unanimous decision loss over Julia Budd at the Strikeforce Challengers 16 show.

The Strikeforce Challengers 19 event headlines the bout between Lorenz Larkin and Virgil Zwicker. Its main card is expected to air live on Showtime.

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Larkin vs Zwicker, Set for Strikeforce Challengers 19

Written on August 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Strikeforce Challengers 19 now has main event, as Lorenz Larkin faces Virgil on September 23.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 now has a headline match, as Lorenz Larkin will face Virgil Zwicker in a light heavyweight duel on September 23. Also featuring the return of Ryan Couture in the cage, the said event will go down at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Lorenz Larkin is carrying a 11-0 professional record, and has exhibited an effective – though unorthodox – striking by the longest mile in his two Strikeforce stint against Scott Lighty and Gian Villante.

Virgil Zwicker, on the other hand, made his Strikeforce debut last October against Lavar Johnson — wherein he got his first stoppage defeat. He rebounded afterwards against Brett Albee during the Diaz vs Daley show in April.

More updates on Strikeforce Challengers 19 are sure to come, so just keep it posted here are Fighting Insider.

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Ryan Couture Returns at “Strikeforce: Challengers 19″ in Las Vegas

Written on August 10, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Ryan Couture will return to action at the Strikeforce Challengers 19 event on September 23rd.

Ryan Couture (2-1 MMA, 2-1 SF) seems quite ready to return in the cage for the fourth time after obtaining his first career loss against Matt Ricehouse at Strikeforce Challengers 16.

Stepping out from the clan of UFC Hall of Famer, Randy Couture, Ryan is slated for a match at the upcoming Strikeforce Challengers 19 event — which will be held at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on September 23. The evening’s main card is expected to be aired live on Showtime.

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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 Strikeforce Challengers 17 event last July 22, the promotion immediately announced the tentative venue and date for the 19th edition of their Challengers Series.

Though the line-up for the said event has not yet been finalized, Strikeforce Challengers 19 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.

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