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Strikeforce announces Trigg vs. Vitale for Oct. 3

San Jose-based MMA promotion Strikeforce issued a press release Thursday evening confirming that it will be debuting in Denver, Colo. at the Broomfield Center on Oct. 3.

The release also announced a middleweight matchup between Frank Trigg and Falaniko Vitale. While Strikeforce has officially announced the matchup, Trigg himself has yet to confirm it.

When contacted by via e-mail on Wednesday, Trigg said he had not signed with the promotion and that he would not make any decisions about his next fight until after facing Makoto Takimoto at Sengoku 4 on Aug. 2.

According to, Trigg said he plans to compete for Strikeforce on Oct. 3 but that he doesn’t want to sign a contract and fully commit and run the risk of not being able to fight. He indicated that he also wants to remain focused on Takimoto.

The release also confirmed a previously leaked matchup between Duane “Bang” Ludwig and Sammy “The Squeeze” Morgan with welterweights Phil Baroni and Pete Spratt announced to be in action as well.


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