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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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