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
Must See
Dwight Howard Stays in the Gym All Night Dwight Howard Stays in the Gym All Night
Views: 5,811,073
Perfect Dwyane Wade's Signature Euro Step Perfect Dwyane Wade's Signature Euro Step
Views: 1,311,998
Abby Wambach Will Do Whatever It Takes Abby Wambach Will Do Whatever It Takes
Views: 5,961,387

Featured Videos

Kevin Love's In-Season Basketball Workout Kevin Love's In-Season Basketball Workout Views: 1,016,699
A Day in the Life With Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce A Day in the Life With Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce Views: 15,631
Path to the Pros 2015: Shaq Thompson Path to the Pros 2015: Shaq Thompson Views: 70,354
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Two-Ball Dribbling Drill With John Wall Two-Ball Dribbling Drill With John Wall
Views: 3,362,676
Paul Rabil's Box Jumps Paul Rabil's Box Jumps
Views: 851,362
Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift
Views: 1,576,462
Dribbling Drills for Tighter Handles Dribbling Drills for Tighter Handles
Views: 4,333,004
Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill
Views: 9,499,053

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like
Top 5 MTV Shows for Athletes

Top 5 MTV Shows for Athletes

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

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

New Season of

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

Get Ready for

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

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

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

Top 5 Reasons to Catch Up on

Top 5 Reasons to Catch Up on "Breaking Bad"

Where to Watch Your Favorite NHL Players During the Lockout

Where to Watch Your Favorite NHL Players During the Lockout

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

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

NFL Network Presents

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

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

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

USA Basketball to Announce Final Roster Saturday on NBA TV

USA Basketball to Announce Final Roster Saturday on NBA TV

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Season Premiere

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Season Premiere

The 5 Worst Calls by the NFL's Replacement Refs

The 5 Worst Calls by the NFL's Replacement Refs

Archery Popularized by Blockbuster Hits

Archery Popularized by Blockbuster Hits

NBA TV's

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

Watch the New Short for 'Star Wars Rebels'

Watch the New Short for 'Star Wars Rebels'

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

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

"Doctor Who" Kicks Off Season 7

Xbox 360 Contest Deadline Extended

Xbox 360 Contest Deadline Extended

Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley

Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley

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

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

UFC 136: Battle III Between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard

UFC 136: Battle III Between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard

UFC on Fox: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos

UFC on Fox: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos

'Doctor Who' Season 7 Returns March 30

'Doctor Who' Season 7 Returns March 30

Kyrie Irving to Star in New Foot Locker Commercial

Kyrie Irving to Star in New Foot Locker Commercial

UFC 135 Preview: Jon

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

Freerunning With the G'zOne CASIO Commando Smartphone

Freerunning With the G'zOne CASIO Commando Smartphone

HBO Boxing: 24/7 Mayweather Vs. Ortiz

HBO Boxing: 24/7 Mayweather Vs. Ortiz

UFC 140: Jon Bones Jones vs. Lyoto Machida Preview

UFC 140: Jon

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

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

Ultimate Fighter 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos

Ultimate Fighter 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos

YardBarker