With a little over three weeks until the next Strikeforce Challengers
event, promoters have announced the complete lineup for the Sept. 25 card in Tulsa, Okla.
In the main event, Tim Kennedy
(11-2) takes on undefeated Zak Cummings
(10-0) in a middleweight bout. Kennedy is coming off a convincing win over Nick "The Goat" Thompson at the last Strikeforce Challengers event in June, and his only loss in the last eight years was a decision against Jason "Mayhem" Miller in 2007. Cummings is an up-and-comer who drew a little attention in February when he won a split decision over UFC veteran Terry Martin.
Veteran K-1 kickboxer Ray "Sugarfoot" Sefo (1-0 MMA), who has been rounding out his skills as a member of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, will try MMA again in a heavyweight fight against two-time UFC competitor Kevin Jordan (11-7).
Zach Light (6-8), who has of late found more success as a trainer and coach than fighter, will return to the cage to snap a three-fight losing streak in a welterweight bout against Tyron Woodley (5-0).
The Showtime card will open with a pair of 4-0 fighters Thomas Longacre facing Travis Calonoc in a catchweight bout at 147 pounds.
A fighter on the undercard to keep an eye on is Paul Bradley (11-1), a member of Team Rampage on The Ultimate Fighter 7
and a four-time All-American NCAA wrestler. He'll take on local fighter Levi Avera out of Team Nogueira Tulsa.
Strikeforce Challengers will air live on Showtime at 11:00 p.m. ET.
Tim Kennedy (11-2) vs. Zak Cummings (10-0)
Ray Sefo (1-0) vs. Kevin Jordan (11-7)
Tyron Woodley (5-0) vs. Zach Light (6-8)
Thomas Longacre (4-0) vs. Travis Calonoc (4-0)
Lacey Schuckman (2-0) vs. Jeri Sitzes (2-2)
Levi Avera (12-5) vs. Paul Bradley (10-1)
Trey Houston (1-0) vs. Brandon Gaines (4-10)
Kenny Giddens (8-5) vs. John Carson (7-1)
Nick Gibbons (13-0) vs. Josh Pulsifer (11-4)
Lemont Davis (2-3) vs. Dillon Smith (1-0)