Photo by Esther Lin via Strikeforce
The official weigh-in event for Strikeforce Challengers 17 took place today (July 22, 2011) in the Key West Ballroom of Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. It was the last pre-fight event before tomorrow night's card, which airs live on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main event is set to be a Challengers trilogy as "Vicious" Bobby Voelker and "Relentless" Roger Bowling have set the table to settle the rubber match after splitting their first two fights. The night's winner will be primed to graduate to bigger future Strikeforce shows while the loser goes back to the drawing board.
Another important fight on the main card is a thrilling women's 135 pound match-up between former champion Sarah Kaufman and recent title challenger Liz Carmouche. The winner will be primed to earn a shot at vengeance against current champion Marloes Coenen.
Check out the Challengers 17: "Voelker vs. Bowling 3" weigh in results below.
170 lbs.: Roger Bowling (171) vs. Bobby Voelker (171)
265 lbs.: Devin Cole (239) vs. Shawn Jordan (255)
205 lbs.: Joe Cason (205) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205)
135 lbs.: Liz Carmouche (135) vs. Sarah Kaufman (135)
185 lbs.: Ronald Stallings (184) vs. Adlan Amagov (185)
205 lbs.: Lionel Lanham (202) vs. T.J. Cook (204)
185 lbs.: Anthony Smith (186) vs. Ben Lagman (185)
155 lbs.: Maka Watson (155) vs. Bill Cooper (154)
185 lbs. Sterling Ford (155) vs. Brian McLaughlin (156)
Remember MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of "Voelker vs Bowling 3" beginning with the Showtime telecast starting at 11 p.m. ET.
It's going to be a great night of fights so don't miss out, and remember to check us out for all the post-fight coverage after tomorrow night's card is wrapped up.