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Gurgel vs. Evangelista Set for Strikeforce Challengers in November


Jorge Gurgel. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Undefeated lightweight fighter Billy Evangelista will challenge UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel in the main event of the latest edition of Strikeforce Challengers, which will take place on November 6 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Strikeforce officials announced the matchup and the event itself in a press release sent out to the media this afternoon. The event’s five-bout televised main card will be broadcast live on Showtime starting at 11 PM ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).

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Major Decisions Carter at CCFC 8


Shonie Carter. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

American Kickboxing Academy product Matt Major used superior striking to win a unanimous decision over experienced veteran Shonie Carter in the main event of Cage Combat Fighting Championships’ “Rumble in the Park” show Saturday night in Fresno, California.

The fight stayed on the feet throughout the course of the three-round affair as Carter was unable to score with repeated takedowns. Although Major inflicted very little damage to Carter other than a reported broken wrist, he outpointed the colorful former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member and earned a hard-fought nod on the judge’s scorecards.

The night’s co-main event saw rising local product Casey Olson pick up his third straight victory with a first-round submission of Aaron Miller. Rolando Velasco and Buddy Roberts also retained their respective CFFC bantamweight and heavyweight titles on the card as well.

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