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All 10 fighters on tomorrow’s/Friday’s SHOWTIME® telecast of the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event at Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif. made weight Thursday at Lexington Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton. All eight fighters on the non-televised preliminary card made weight as well.
Doors at Stockton Arena open tomorrow/Friday at 4:45 p.m. The first of nine fights presented by Rockstar Energy Drink will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting at $20 and can be purchased at the Stockton Arena ticket office, online at www.StocktonTickets.com, by phone at (209) 373-1700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (209) 373-1700 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or (866) 373-7088 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (866) 373-7088 end_of_the_skype_highlighting and STRIKEFORCE’s official website (www.strikeforce.com).
In the main event, fast-rising lightweight (155 pounds) star and former NCAA wrestling standout Justin “The Silverback” Wilcox (10-3) of San Jose, Calif. will meet Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rodrigo Damm (9-4) of Vila Velha, Brazil. Cesar Gracie protégés and twin brothers, David “Tarzan” Douglas (7-2) and Damion Douglas (3-1) of Antioch, Calif., will see action on the televised card against fellow prospects Caros “The Future” Fodor (4-0, 1 NC) of Kirkland, Wash. and Wayne Phillips (5-3) of San Jose, Calif., respectively.
Stockton native Josh Thornburg (7-2) will battle James Terry (9-2), a San Jose-based student of former STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Champion Cung Le, at a catchweight of 165 pounds and undefeated Lorenz Larkin (8-0) of Riverside, Calif. will collide with Scott Lighty (6-1) of San Luis Obispo, Calif.