Jeff Curran to debut for Strikeforce opposite Sam Thao at 'Fedor vs Rogers' on Nov. 7

Former WEC featherweight number one contender Jeff Curran has been invited to compete at the Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Rogers" event opposite Sam Thao from the Sears Centre on November 7, according to Five Ounces of Pain.

Curran (29-12-1) recently announced his Dec. 5 participation as the main attraction under the Xtreme Fighting Organization (XFO) banner — a promotion owned and operated by "The Big Frog."

In the interim, he'll make his Strikeforce debut on the preliminary card of the CBS prime time event.

Curran has dropped back-to-back decisions to Takeya Mizugaki and Joseph Benavidez since making the move from the 145-pound division down to the 135-pound bantamweight class earlier this year.

Before that he had lost his last two contests as a featherweight as well. Of course, those fights were against former champ Urijah Faber and current title holder Mike Thomas Brown, neither of which is anything to be ashamed of.

Regardless, the switch down in weight was supposed to rejuvenate him, but instead it’s done nothing but prolong the longest losing streak of his nearly twelve year long career.

His opponent will be making the jump up from 125-pounds for this contest. A veteran of Gladiators Cage Fighting and Konquer the Kage, the heavy-handed Wisconsin native will be looking to string together back-to-back wins in his Strikeforce debut.

Headlining the Nov. 7 Strikeforce/CBS event will be a heavyweight clash between former PRIDE champion Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko and undefeated knockout artist Brett "The Grim" Rogers.

Several of the promotion’s other top fighters will be in action on the card as well, including a Strikeforce middleweight title bout pitting Jake Shields vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller for the 185-pound belt recently vacated by budding film star Cung Le.

For more on Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Rogers" click here.

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