Strikeforce Challengers 10 fight card and line up official for Aug. 13 in Phoenix


Strikeforce today put the finishing touches on its upcoming "Challengers X" event scheduled for Aug. 13 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Showtime televised event will feature a main event match-up of Joe "Diesel" Riggs in a catchweight bout of 182-pounds opposite the hard-hitting Louis "Handgunz" Taylor.

Also on tap for the "Valley of the Sun" is the much-ballyhooed women's tournament designed to name the next contender for the 135-pound championship.

Rounding out the card will be the professional fighting debut of Ryan Couture, son of legendary mixed martial artists Randy "The Natural" Couture as he takes on Louis Stark.

Here is the official Strikeforce Challengers 10 line up.

Main Card:

182 lbs.: Joe Riggs (32-11) vs. Louis Taylor (6-1)
155 lbs.: Ryan Couture (0-0) vs. Lucas Stark (2-4)

135-Pound Women's Tournament:

135 lbs.: Hitomi Akano (15-7) vs. TBA*
135 lbs.: Carina Damm (15-3) vs. TBA*
135 lbs.: Maiju Kujala (4-1) vs. TBA*
135 lbs.: Miesha Tate (9-2) vs. TBA*

135-Pound Women's Tournament Reserve Bout:

135 lbs.: Liz Carmouche (2-0) vs. Colleen Schneider (0-1)

Preliminary Card:

145 lbs.: Ryan Diaz (13-12) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (5-1)
185 lbs.: Christian Grosinsky (2-0) vs. Jason Karpel (3-0)
185 lbs.: Jeffrey Anderson (2-0) vs. Edmund Xehilli (6-0)
170 lbs.: Joel Champion (1-0) vs. Sean Scott (2-3)
135 lbs.: Rob Anderson (3-0) vs. Tim Worth (0-1)
135 lbs.: Andres Acuna (2-1) vs. Edwin Louis (2-2)
135 lbs.: Jace Crawford (1-0) vs. Frankie Sainz (1-0)

*Match-ups to be determined following Aug. 12 weigh ins

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