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Shamar Bailey vs. Justin Wilcox at Strikeforce Challengers 7



Shamar Bailey has agreed to face Justin Wilcox on the televised portion of the Strikeforce Challengers 7 card on March 26 in Fresno, Calif., the promotion announced Friday.

Bailey replaces Bryan Travers, who was forced to pull out due to a shoulder injury. Bailey (10-1), on a four-fight win streak, made his Strikeforce debut last November in a decision win against John Koloschi on the undercard of Fedor vs. Rogers.

"I have a lot of respect for Justin," Bailey said. "I know he's been winning and I think we're both well-rounded fighters with a lot to prove. But I believe that when you have two fighters of equal ability going at it, the bigger guy holds the edge and he is a natural 155-pounder and I fight at 170."

Strikeforce Challengers 7 will be headlined by heavyweight Lavar "Big" Johnson against Lolohea Mahe.

Showtime Card:

Lavar "Big" Johnson vs. Lolohea Mahe
"Abongo" Humphrey vs. George Bush
Luke Stewart vs. Andre Galvao
Miesha Tate vs. Zoila Frausto
Shamar Bailey vs. Justin Wilcox