Strikeforce Challengers 20 Preview | STACK Gamer
X

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

Watch Strikeforce Challengers 20 for a First Look at MMA's Rising Stars

November 18, 2011 | The Last Ronin

Must See MMA Videos

Strikeforce returns to Las Vegas tonight for the 20th installment of its Challengers series. Watch the fights for a first look at some up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighters, all trying to earn a spot in a future main Strikeforce event—and possibly even the UFC.

Challengers 20 will feature plenty of new names, but the event will be headlined by two highly anticipated fights between Strikeforce veterans. Antwain "The Juggernaut" Britt (11-5) will take on Lumumba "Heavy Hands" Sayers (4-2) in a middleweight bout pitting Britt's striking skills against Sayers' grappling. And Olympic judo bronze medalist Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey will clash with Muay Thai specialist Julia "The Jewel" Budd. One of the most dominant women in all of MMA, Rousey will try to improve upon her 4-0 record and take another step toward a title shot. If anyone can douse her head of steam, it is Budd, who is a Canadian Muay Thai champion.

Also on the Strikeforce Challengers main card tonight:

  • Anthony Smith (13-7) vs. Adlan Amagov (8-1-1)
  • T J Cook (15-3) vs. Trevor Smith (8-1)
  • Derek Brunson (8-0) vs. Nate James (14-7-1)

The undercard will feature:

  • Matt Ricehouse vs. Bill Cooper
  • Bobby Green vs. J.P. Reese
  • Andreas Spang vs. Keith Berry
  • David Hulett vs. Quinn Mulhern

To check out these future MMA stars, tune in Showtime at 11 p.m. EST tonight.

Photo: Strikeforce.com

Topics: MMA | NEWS
More Cool Stuff You'll Like

Archery Popularized by Blockbuster Hits

"Doctor Who" Kicks Off Season 7

Kyrie Irving to Star in New Foot Locker Commercial

NBA TV's "The Dream Team" Premiers June 13

Freerunning With the G'zOne CASIO Commando Smartphone

UFC on Fox: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos

Xbox 360 Contest Deadline Extended

Waiting for 'The Walking Dead' to Return? Here's Another Option

Let's Hear it for the NFL Replacement Refs! No Seriously

Top 5 MTV Shows for Athletes

The 5 Worst Calls by the NFL's Replacement Refs

Top 5 Reasons to Catch Up on "Breaking Bad"

UFC 135 Preview: Jon "Bones" Jones vs. Quentin "Rampage" Jackson

USA Basketball to Announce Final Roster Saturday on NBA TV

Where to Watch Your Favorite NHL Players During the Lockout

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Season Premiere

New Season of "The Ultimate Fighter" to Start in January

Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley

Watch the New Short for 'Star Wars Rebels'

Ultimate Fighter 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos

The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale - Team Lesnar Vs. Team Dos Santos

Pulp Victorian: 'Penny Dreadful' Is Shocking, Silly and Familiar

UFC 136: Battle III Between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard

Showtime's The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants

HBO Boxing: 24/7 Mayweather Vs. Ortiz

'Doctor Who' Season 7 Returns March 30

Get Ready for "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere This Sunday

NFL Network Presents "Cleveland '95: A Football Life"

First Look: Robert Griffin III in D.C. (VIDEO)

Elite 24 Special Airs March 24

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II and Griffin vs. Ortiz III

UFC 140: Jon