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Strikeforce Challengers 'Evangelista vs Gurgel' weigh in results


Strikeforce is now set to kick off an action-packed weekend of mixed martial arts action tomorrow night (Friday, Nov. 6) from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., with its latest "Challenger Series" installment.

The main card is set to hit the Showtime airwaves, beginning at 11 p.m. ET.

Today the 18 fighters set to compete on the card finished off the last of the pre-fight formalities at the World Sports Cafe with the official fighter weigh ins.

The two lightweight main event participants, Jorge Gurgel and Billy Evangelista, have agreed to compete at a catchweight of 159 pounds instead of the normal division limit of 155 pounds.

Under card fighter, Chris Culley, came in more than two pounds heavy for his featherweight contest against Maurice Eazel. He'll have some additional time to shed the excess weight or he'll likely have to forfeit a portion of his purse to Eazel.

Check out the full Strikeforce: "Challenger Series IV" weigh in results below:

Main event:

Billy Evangelista (159) vs. Jorge Gurgel (159)

Main card:

Brandon Cash (256) vs. Shane del Rosario (240)
Luke Rockhold (185.5) vs. Jesse Taylor (186)
Ousmane Thomas Diagne (155.5) vs. Warren Merritt (154)
Elisha Hellspur (134.5) vs. Zoila Frausto (132.5)

Under card:

Johnny Goh (154) vs. Ben Holscher (155.5)
Chris Culley (148.5) vs. Casey Olson (145.5)
Cole Escovedo (135.5) vs. Maurice Eazel (133)
Rico Altamirano (171) vs. Alex Trevino (170.5)

Remember that will provide live coverage of the main card beginning with the Showtime telecast at 11 p.m. ET, as well as up to the minute quick results of the under card action beginning at around 9 p.m.

Check in early and often ... it should be a fun night of fights.

And don't forget that the promotion will also host "Fedor vs. Rogers" on Saturday night, pulling out the big guns for its network debut on CBS. The main event will showcase the man widely considered to be the best mixed martial artist on the planet, Fedor Emelianenko, locking horns with knockout artist Brett "The Grim" Rogers.

Of course, will be all over the coverage of that blockbuster event, too. Keep it locked right here throughout the weekend.

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