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Masvidal Signs a Six-fight Deal with Strikeforce

Written on September 14, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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"Let the world know I am going to knock out everybody they put in front of me. I don't have an opponent yet but I want a big fight; you know." -- Jorge Masvidal

Strikeforce director of communications, Mike Afromowitz, has confirmed that Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal signed a six-fight, two-year contract with the promotion. Coming from a unanimous decision loss against Paul Daley at Shark Fights 13, Masvidal will be dropping back from 170 pounds to 155. The 25-year-old fighter has bounced around many organizations, including Shark Fights, ASTRA, G-Force Fights, Sengoku and Bellator. Being one of the favorites to make it to the Bellator finals, Gamebred’s run ended prematurely. Under the Strikeforce banner, Masvidal has a 2-0 record with his last victory over Ryan Healy last February 2008. Though no words yet on when he is expected to debut in the organization, Masvidal is keen to take on the big names in the lightweight.

If you’ll be given a chance to match-make Masvidal to other lightweight contenders in the promotion, who should he defeat first?

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Carmouche vs Schneider Reserve Bout for Strikeforce

Written on August 05, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Hitomi Akano, Carina Damm, Maiju Kujala and Meisha Tate fills the bracket for Strikeforce Challengers 10 135-pound tournament. But there's more! Liz Carmouche and Colleen Schneider agreed to meet for the preliminary card of the said event.

Another pair of women will fight in a reserve bout for the upcoming Strikeforce’s 135-pound tournament. The preliminary card for Strikeforce Challengers 10 will feature Liz Carmouche and Colleen Schneider. The Carmouche-Schneider bout has been confirmed by the Strikeforce Director of Communications, Mike Afromowitz. Whoever wins the match will be eligible for the finals. The event will take place on August 13 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, and will air live on Showtime. The Joe Riggs vs. Louis Taylor match will headline the Strikeforce Challengers 10.

Carmouche is a California-based fighter who made her debut in May with a win over Aleena Albertson by submission. She followed up that win in June with a TKO victory against Margarita de la Cruz.

Schneider made her debut in March with a submission loss to Sara D’Alelio. She previously earned a 2-0 record as an amateur in the Tuff-N-Uff organization under the alias of “Paige Zio.”

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