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.
Justin Wilcox (155.2) vs. Rodrigo Damm (155.8)
David Douglas (154) vs. Caros Fodor (155.4)
Lorenz Larkin (205.8) vs. Scott Lighty (206.2)
James Terry (164.2) vs. Josh Thornburg (163.6)
Damion Douglas (168.6) vs. Wayne Phillips (170.2)