Strikeforce Challengers

Weigh-In Pics / Bout Sheet

April 1, 2011

Stockton Arena

Stockton, California

Live on SHOWTIME

 

 

All 10 fighters on tomorrow's/Friday's SHOWTIME® telecast of the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event at

Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif. made weight Thursday at Lexington Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton.

All eight fighters on the non-televised preliminary card made weight as well.

 

Doors at Stockton Arena open tomorrow/Friday at 4:45 p.m. The first of nine fights presented by Rockstar

Energy Drink will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting at $20 and can be purchased at the

Stockton Arena ticket office, online at www.StocktonTickets.com, by phone at (209) 373-1700 or (866)

373-7088 and STRIKEFORCE's official website (www.strikeforce.com).

 

In the main event, fast-rising lightweight (155 pounds) star and former NCAA wrestling standout Justin "The

Silverback" Wilcox (10-3) of San Jose, Calif. will meet Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rodrigo Damm (9-4) of

Vila Velha, Brazil. Cesar Gracie protégés and twin brothers, David "Tarzan" Douglas (7-2) and Damion

Douglas (3-1) of Antioch, Calif., will see action on the televised card against fellow prospects Caros "The

Future" Fodor (4-0, 1 NC) of Kirkland, Wash. and Wayne Phillips (5-3) of San Jose, Calif., respectively.

 

Stockton native Josh Thornburg (7-2) will battle James Terry (9-2), a San Jose-based student of former

STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Champion Cung Le, at a catchweight of 165 pounds and undefeated Lorenz

Larkin (8-0) of Riverside, Calif. will collide with Scott Lighty (6-1) of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

 

The live SHOWTIME telecast of the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event begins at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on

the West Coast) tomorrow.

 

Weigh-in Photos

 

Photos: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE

 

Damion Douglas and Philips face off after weighing in.

 

 

Terry and Thornburg pose for the media and fans.

 

 

Larkin and Lighty square off.

 

 

David "Tarzan" Douglas faces off with fellow lightweight rising star Fodor.

 

 

Main event fighters Wilcox and Damm square off.

 

 

The Rockstar models pose on stage at weigh-ins.

 

 

Bout Sheet


SHOWTIME Fight Card 8 p.m. PT*

*Airs 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on West Coast

155 lb. Bout (3x5)

Justin Wilcox (10-3, San Jose, Calif.)-- 155.2 lbs

Rodrigo Damm (9-4, Vila Velha, Brazil) --155.8 lbs

 

155 lb. Bout (3x5)

David Douglas (7-2, Antioch, Calif.) -- 154 lbs.

Caros Fodor (4-0, 1 NC, Kirkland, Wash.) -- 155.4 lbs.

 

205 lb. Bout (3x5)

Lorenz Larkin (8-0, Riverside, Calif.) -- 205.8 lbs.

Scott Lighty (6-1, San Luis Obispo, Calif.) -- 205.4 lbs.

 

165 lb. Bout (3x5)

James Terry (9-2, San Jose, Calif.) -- 164.2 lbs.

Josh Thornburg (7-2, Lodi, Calif.) -- 163.6 lbs.

 

170 lb. Bout (3x5)

Damion Douglas (3-1, Antioch, Calif.) -- 168.6 lbs.

Wayne Phillips (5-3, San Jose, Calif.) -- 170.2 lbs.

 

Non-televised Undercard begins at approximately 5:30 p.m.

150 lb. Bout (3x5)

Rafael Rios (3-1, Stockton, Calif.) -- 149.4 lbs.

Anthony Avila (3-1, Marysville, Calif.) -- 150.2 lbs.

 

130 lb. Bout (3x5)

Bobby Escalante (1-2, Stockton, Calif.) -- 130 lbs.

Raul Sandoval (3-2, Marysville, Calif.) -- 130.6 lbs.

 

155 lb. Bout (3x5)

Tristan Arenal (2-1, Milpitas, CA) -- 156 lbs.

Tommy Peterson (2-2, Turlock, Calif.) -- 155.2 lbs.

 

125 lb. Bout (3x5)

Adam Antolin (3-2, San Jose, CA) -- 125.4 lbs.

Ronald Carillo (1-1, Dublin, Calif.) -- 124.6 lbs.

 

 

About STRIKEFORCE® - www.strikeforce.com

Owned and operated by Forza, LLC, a subsidiary of Zuffa, LLC, which also owns the Ultimate Fighting

Championship® brand, STRIKEFORCE® is a world-class mixed martial arts promotion based in San Jose,

Calif. that currently holds 16 live events annually across the United States. First established as a mixed

martial arts entity in 2006, STRIKEFORCE now broadcasts its events live on Showtime® Networks, Inc. and

has produced two live, primetime events on the CBS Television Network. With a growing roster featuring the

world’s elite competitors, STRIKEFORCE has cemented its place as a leader in providing quality mixed

martial arts action.

 

Contact:

Mike Afromowitz, STRIKEFORCE, mafromowitz@strikeforce.com

Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc., Chris.DeBlasio@Showtime.net

Annie Van Tornhout, Showtime Networks, Annie.VanTornhout@Showtime.net

 

 

- Press Release from Strikeforce

- Photos courtesy of Strikeforce \ Esther Lin

 

 

Subject to change

 

 

 

(3/31/11)