The second edition of Showtime’s Strikeforce Challengers series has been made official with a headlining bout between middleweights Joey Villasenor and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos.
The event is set to air live on Showtime and is scheduled to take place at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington on June 19.
Villasenor is currently riding a three fight win streak with his most recent victory being a first round TKO over Phil Baroni way back in May of 2008. The bout with Cyborg will mark Villasenor’s first return to action in more than a year.
Cyborg is a feared striker out of the Chute Boxe Academy and Brazil. He is also the husband to the top female fighter that shares the same nickname, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.
Outside of the main event this Strikeforce Challengers card is absolutely stacked with intriguing clashes. Some of the standouts set for action at the event are Tim Kennedy, Nick Thompson, Lyle Beerbohm, Jore Gurgel, Duane Ludwig, Dennis Hallman, Shayna Baszler and Sarah Kaufman.
A full list of bouts scheduled for the event are listed below:
Joey Villasenor vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Tim Kennedy vs. Nick Thompson
Jorge Gurgel vs. Conor Heun
Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah Kaufman
Cory Devela vs. Luke Rockhold
Dennis Hallman vs. Cedric Marks
Brian Caraway vs. Alex Zuniga
Lyle Beerbohm vs. Duane Ludwig
Travis Doerge vs. Landon Showalter
Len Bentley vs. Marques Daniels
Steve Hadsel vs. Taylor Roberts