On November 19th, a day before UFC 123, Strikeforce will unleash the 12th event in their Challengers series with what looks to be a fun night of fights.
Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro’s time in Strikeforce got off to a rocky start when he lost a controversial split decision to Lyle Beerbohm in May, but the 20-4 lightweight fighter can rectify that by getting a win over Justin Wilcox (9-3) in the evening’s headline bout.
Also on this card is an interesting light-heavyweight title pitching Antwain Britt against Ovince St. Preux who improved his record to 7-4 recently with an 8 second KO over former UFC fighter Jason ‘Dooms’ Day.
After Ryan Couture pulled out injured Strikeforce scrambled to put together a solid replacement fight and came up trumps with DREAM welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis Vs Waachim Spiritwolf now signed for the event.
Jan Finney may have come off second best during her loss to 145lb champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos in June, but her gutsy never-say-die display won her some new fans and now she gets another chance to showcase her skills against the 4-0 Liz Carmouche.
Finally the main card is rounded off by a lightweight bout between Caros Fodor and Derek Getzel.
Strikeforce Challengers 12 (Main Card):
- Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro Vs Justin Wilcox
- Antwain Britt Vs Ovince St. Preux
- Marius Zaromskis Vs Waachim Spiritwolf
- Jan Finney Vs Liz Carmouche
- Caros Fodor Vs Derek Getzel