Monday, September 21, 2009

SpiritBank Event Center hosts Thursday's "Strikeforce Challengers" weigh-ins

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Strikeforce returns Friday for the latest of its prospects-driven event series, "Strikeforce Challengers," and the official fighter weigh-ins take place Thursday at the SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby, Okla.

The same venue hosts the following night's Showtime-televised event, which features a headliner between top middleweight contenders Tim Kennedy and Zak Cummings.

The weigh-ins, which are open and free to the public, begin at 7 p.m. CT local time (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

In addition to Kennedy vs. Cummings, Friday's event, which is the third "Strikeforce Challengers" show to date, features main-card bouts of famed kickboxer Ray "Sugarfoot" Sefo vs. UFC vet Kevin Jordan, Zach Light vs. University of Missouri All-American wrestler Tyron Woodley, Travis Calonoc vs. Thomas Longacres, and U.S. Olympian and MMA newcomer Daniel Cormier vs. Gary Frazier.

The full card includes:

  • Zak Cummings vs. Tim Kennedy
  • Kevin Jordan vs. Ray Sefo
  • Zach Light vs. Tyron Woodley
  • Travis Calonoc vs. Thomas Longacres
  • Daniel Cormier vs. Gary Frazier
  • Lacey Schuckman vs. Jeri Sitzes
  • Levi Avera vs. Paul Bradley
  • Brandon Gaines vs. Trey Houston
  • John Carson vs. Kenny Giddens
  • Nick Gibbons vs. Josh Pulsifer
  • Lemont Davis vs. Dillon Smith will be on scene with a live report and photos from Thursday's weigh-ins. We'll also have full coverage from Friday's preliminary and main cards, and all the post-event news.


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