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Strikeforce: MMA promotion returns with 'Young Guns III' September 13

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Strikeforce will put on the third event in its "Young Guns" series at the Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif., on September 13.

Two 145-pound up-and-comers -- Jose Palacios (3-1) and Alvin Cacdac (4-4) -- will scrap in the main event of the evening. Both fighters are coming off losses at Strikeforce: "Melendez vs. Thomson" in June.

Palacios dropped a fight for the first time in his career to Bobby Stack (5-1) in a three, three-minute round unanimous decision. Cacdac was submitted by a very tough Bryan Caraway (9-3) in the first round of their match.

Both will look to get back in the win column after sustaining their first defeats under the Strikeforce banner.

"Young Guns" was initiated in 2006 by the San Jose-based mixed martial arts organization with the hopes of giving some of the younger talent in the area a chance to develop their skills and talents in a minor league setting.

Here's the full fight card for "Young Guns III:"

145 lbs: Jose Palacios (3-1) vs. Alvin Cacdac (4-4)
185 lbs: Luke Rockhold (2-1) vs. TBA
135 lbs: Andrew Valladarez (3-2) vs. David Barrios (0-4)
145 lbs: Evan Esguerra (1-2) vs. Gabby Solorio (0-1)
170 lbs: Eric Meaders (2-8-1) vs. Ron Kesler (2-1)
205 lbs: Jorge Interiano (1-0) vs. Chris Bostick (2-2)
265 lbs: Yohan Banks (1-1) vs. David Ashkinaz (1-0)
130 lbs: Adam Antolin (1-0) vs. Hugo Govea (0-1)
170 lbs: Justin Holdaas (1-1) vs. Jaime Rodriguez (0-1)
155 lbs: Genaro Strangis (0-0) vs. Alexander Trivino (2-0)
155 lbs: Mike Davis (0-0) vs. OJ Dominguez (0-0)

This will be one of three events set to take place for Strikeforce in a span of less than one month. "Strikeforce at the Mansion II" is set to go down on September 20 and "Payback" is scheduled for October 3 in Denver, Colorado.

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