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Strikeforce Confirms Remaining Bouts For Friday’s Challengers Card

Strikeforce has confirmed the remaining fights for its Challengers event taking place this Friday at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.

In the main event, Kirkland, Washington’s Caros “The Future” Fodor goes head-to-head with dangerous lightweight James Terry. Also featured on the card is Ryan Couture, son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, who meets undefeated Matt Ricehouse in 155-pound action. Additionally, Germaine de Randamie will meet Julia Budd in an exciting women’s 145-pound bout.

“Washington has become a hotbed for mixed martial arts and we’re excited to head back to Kent with this exciting card featuring local stars Caros Fodor and Ryan Couture,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. “Our Challengers events have delivered some outstanding fights and we expect nothing less on Friday.”

Preliminary bouts include undefeated middleweight Derek Brunson (6-0) taking on Jason “The Hawk” Hamilton (8-0), Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith (7-1) against Keith “KO Kid” Barry (11-6) in a light heavyweight matchup, Brazilian Eduardo Pamplona (14-2) battling Jerron “1 Man Riot” Peoples (4-1) at welterweight, and a lightweight bout between Sterling “Thunda Kat” Ford (12-4) and Charon “Night Train” Spain (7-3).

Strikeforce Challengers will air LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The broadcast also features Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (10-0) taking on Gian Villante (7-2) in a light heavyweight collision and a welterweight bout between Jason “The Kansas City Bandit” High (14-3) and Quinn Mulhern (15-1).