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Exclusive: Jeff Curran vs. Sam Thao set for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers”

jeff-curran_300A bantamweight showdown between Jeff Curran and Sam Thao has been set for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers“. has been able to confirm the bout through sources close to the fight.

The event is set for November 7 from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL., airing live on CBS.

The bout between Curran and Thao will take place as part of the preliminary portion of the card.

Sporting a career record of 29-12-1, Curran will be looking to bounce back from a four fight losing skid that included defeats at the hands of top rated fighters in Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, Joseph Benavidez and Takeya Mizugaki in the WEC. During the course of his career, the “Big Frog” has notched wins over the likes of Wagnney Fabiano and Raphael Assuncao.

Thao will be moving up from 125 pounds to face off with Curran, who recently dropped down to 135 from 145 pounds. Holding a professional record of 4-1, Thao is known as a heavy handed knockout artist, with three of his four wins coming via TKO.

  • Makington says:

    They’re really trying to give Curran a win. He better not mess this up!!!

  • edub says:

    Meatloaf you were correct sir.

  • edub says:

    Moving up from 125. Wow. Fight is gonna be at 135 so I wonder if Thao is gonna be like Pac man and have his power come with him.

  • Joseph says:

    Good fight for Curran. He should get back on Win side with this fight.

  • jding3 says:

    I’m glad Strikeforce added this fight, Curran is always an exciting fighter and its unfortunate that he got robbed against mizugaki, But i’m glad i’m benefitting from it cuz i’ll be there live

    Anybody know what weight this will be fought at? and is strikeforce going to be adding lower weight classes, cuz that would be great competition for wec

  • Makington says:

    Someone else who thought Curran beat Mizugaki 😉

    And it makes it seem like it’s at 135. That’s Curran’s comfortable weight, and it said Thao is moving up, so there’s really no point in Curran moving up as well and making Thao go up yet another weight class. Nothing else really makes sense other than 135.

    As for Strikeforce’s weight classes, they are kind of trying to be a jack of all trades. They have almost every men’s weight class, but with very shallow rosters in each division, and are getting a good number of female fighters on their roster. As they continue to grow it will be very hard for them to create definite weight classes with title holders and contenders but right now they’re taking all the fights they can get, rightly so.

  • 27jride says:

    ShamWOW! There, I said it!


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