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Jeff Curran Signed to Fight on Strikeforce: Fedor-Rogers Undercard

Former WEC contender Jeff Curran has signed with Strikeforce to compete on the undercard of the Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers event on Nov. 7 in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Curran (29-12-1) was released after four consecutive losses with the WEC. But it's also important to note that the losses came against Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, Joseph Benavidez and Takeya Mizugaki -- arguably four of the toughest assignments for a lighterweight fighter, all in a 20-month period.

"I decided to fight in StrikeForce because there is a lot of attention on this card because of Fedor and it is happening in my hometown," Curran told his representation, SuckerPunch Entertainment.

Curran operates the Curran Martial Arts gym in Crystal Lake, an approximate 40-minute drive from the Sears Centre Arena, and has competed in the venue before in November 2006 when he won a controversial decision over current WEC featherweight Raphael Assuncao at XFO 13.

Curran's opponent is to be announced.

CBS Bouts:

- Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers
- Jake Shields vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
- Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva

Preliminary Bouts:

- Erin Toughill vs. Marloes Coenen
- Mark Miller vs. Deray Davis
- Christian Uflacker vs. Jonatas Novaes
- Shamar Bailey vs. John Kolosci
- Louis Taylor vs. Nate Moore
- Jeff Curran vs. TBA

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