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Welterweight prospect Chad Leonhardt likely addition to Strikeforce Challengers 18

It looks like Strikeforce has a new “Boss” on the horizon with head-honcho Scott Coker accepting the addition with open arms rather than fearing for his own job security.

According to sources close to the situation, Five Ounces of Pain has learned 8-2 welterweight Chad “The Boss” Leonhardt is on the verge of signing a deal with the organization and, assuming things continue as planned, will fight on August 12 at Strikeforce Challengers 18. Based on the newness of the deal no opponent has surfaced yet for his debut.

The 31-year old striker out of Tim Credeur’s Gladiator Academy in Louisiana has stopped six of his opponents with powerful, precise stand-up and found success in eight of his last nine fights including a pair of impressive wins under the Bellator banner.

Strikeforce Challengers 18 is headlined by BJJ blackbelt Jorge Gurgel taking on 9-2 Joe Duarte and also features appearances from Gian Villante, Danillo Villefort, and Pat Healy.



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