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With the first couple of fights in the historic Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix out of the way, the San Jose-based promotion now turns its attention to the upcoming Strikeforce Challengers 14 card set this weekend.
After the first Heavyweight Grand Prix, Strikeforce now turns its attention to the upcoming Challengers 14 card. Set to take place on February 18, in Austin, Texas, the Strikeforce Challengers 14 will green lit a lightweight bout between Lyle Beerbohm and Pat Healy.
Also included in the card is a 160lbs. catchweight fight between Carlo Prater and Bryan Travers. Ryan Couture will also be back in action after acquiring a staph infection, as he faces Lee Higgins in a lightweight bout at Strikeforce Challengers 14. A welterweight clash between Erik Apple and Ryan Larson is also featured in the event. Nick Gonzalez will also lock horns against David Douglas in a catchweight battle at 150lbs.
The Strikeforce Challengers 14 will kick off on Showtime at 11 pm ET/PT on Saturday, February 18.View Article Source »
The names of each pair of contenders have now been drawn. The women of Strikeforce Welterweight Tournament did not know who they are fighting against on Friday next week until yesterday.
Strikeforce Challengers will open with a single-elimination one-night tournament. Here Hitomi Akano is set to face Carina Damm in the first round. Miesha Tate will clash against Maiju Kujala. They weighed in ahead of the Friday fights that will air live on Showtime from the Dodge Theatre.
The main event will feature Joe Tiggs and Louis Taylor in a 182-pound catch weight match-up. Ryan Couture, The UFC Legend Randy Couture’s son, is also pitched in a face off with Lucas Stark in a lightweight fight.
Strikeforce Challengers Weigh-in Results
Joe Riggs (181.6) vs. Louis Taylor (181.2)
Ryan Couture (155.6) vs. Lucas Stark (153.2)
Women’s Welterweight Tournament
Miesha Tate (134.2) vs. Maiju Kujala (134.4)
Carina Damm (134.8) vs. Hitomi Akano (135.0)
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