Lightweights Lyle Beerbohm
and Pat Healy
have agreed to main event the upcoming Strikeforce Challengers 14 event on Feb. 18, MMA Fighting has learned from sources close to the fight.
Strikeforce announced the event on last week's Challengers 13 broadcast, but have yet to announce the location of the card.
MMA Fighting has also learned that Ryan Couture
is expected to compete on the card against a yet to be determined opponent.
"Fancy Pants" recently improved his record to 16-0. He's 3-0 under the Strikeforce banner, holding wins over Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, Duane Ludwig and Ray Perales.
Healy (23-16) is coming off a loss to Josh Thomson in June. Prior to that loss the Team Quest member had won his last three fights in a row.
The 28-year-old Couture won his pro MMA debut in August in just 75 seconds. He was supposed to return to action in November, but a staph infection forced him to pull out of the bout.
The card will be televised on Showtime.Update
: The event will take place at Cedar Park Center in Austin, TX, according to Strikeforce director of communications Mike Afromowitz.