All fighters who will compete in the STRIKEFORCE Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) event this Friday, May 21, at Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., will weigh in the day before, Thursday, May 20 at The Game, located across the commons from the south entrance of the Rose Garden. The weigh in is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, free of charge and will start at 3:30 p.m. PT.
Oregon’s own middleweight (185 pounds) MMA superstar and former Olympic wrestling silver medalist Matt “The Law” Lindland (21-7), who recently ran for the state’s House of Representatives seat, will return to the cage to face Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert and former Rickson Gracie protégé “King” Kevin Casey (3-1) in the main event.
Undefeated, rising star Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley (6-0) will face off with fellow welterweight (170 pounds) prospect and former Oregon State wrestling star Nathan Coy.
In other fights, undefeated welterweight prospect Roger Bowling (7-0), of Columbus, Ohio, will face veteran Bobby Voelker (21-7), of Kansas City, Kansas. Nate Moore (6-1), of San Jose, Calif., will square off with the dangerous Tarec Saffiedine (8-2), of Temecula, Calif., in another welterweight bout. And Portland’s own Pat “Bam Bam” Healy (22-15) will face rising star Bryan Travers (13-1), of Bakersfield, Calif., in a lightweight bout.