Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hallman gets new opponent, Gurgel vs. Heun changed to catch-weight for Friday's Strikeforce

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On the eve of Friday's "Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg" event, the card has undergone a few changes, including a new opponent for preliminary-card headliner Dennis Hallman.

Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz today told ( that Hallman, originally slated to fight Cedric Marks, will instead meet Justin Davis at a catch-weight of 195 pounds.

Afromowitz also told a Showtime-televised bout between Jorge Gurgel and Conor Heun, originally slated for 155 pounds, will instead be held at 160 pounds.

Friday's Strikeforce event, the second held under the "Strikeforce Challengers" (formerly "SHO MMA") banner, takes place at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. The five-fight main card, which includes a main event of Joey Villasenor (26-6) vs. Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos (16-12), airs on Showtime.

Hallman, a Washington native, was slated to fight veteran Marks (26-18) in the preliminary card's featured bout.

But, "Marks got medically suspended," Afromowitz said. "He didn't tell us. Apparently he fought last weekend."

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