The Strikeforce Challengers series will be making it’s Las Vegas debut on July 22nd.
The series acts as a proving ground for up-and-coming prospects, and with four main card fights announced for Challengers’ 17th event, the building of future talent still looks to be the primary focus.
Next month’s card features some stellar competition as Roger Bowling and Bobby Voelker will headline the card in a highly anticipated rubber match.
Bowling enters the competition with a professional record of 9-1. His only defeat came at Voelker’s hands at Strikeforce Challengers 11. Prior to that bout Bowling secured a unanimous decision win over Voelker at Strikeforce Challengers 8.
Also on tap for the main card is a clash between former champion Sarah Kaufman and Liz Carmouche to be contested at 135 pounds.
In the heavyweight division Lavar Johnson will meet IFL veteran and controversial character Devin Cole.
Adlan Amagov and Ronald Stallings will also compete in a middleweight clash.
Strikeforce Challengers 17 takes place on July 22nd from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.