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Strikeforce Challengers 18

Strikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs. Duarte
Date: Aug 12, 2011
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort
Broadcast: Showtime


* Jorge Gurgel vs. Joe Duarte
* Nate James vs. Danillo Villefort
* Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely
* Sarah D'Alelio vs. Ronda Rousey
* Roy Jones Jr. vs. Derrick Mehmen


* Keith Berry vs. Gian Villante
* Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Lukasz Les
* Mike Bronzoulis vs. Chad Leonhardt
* Sterling Ford vs. Milton Vieira

Two recent Strikeforce signees will meet at the organization's next Challengers event.

As ( reported earlier today, both KOTC lightweight champion Bobby Green (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and anaconda-choke inventor Milton Vieira (12-7-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) have signed multi-fight deal with Strikeforce.

Now they're expected to meet at Strikeforce Challengers 18, sources told

Featuring a lightweight contest between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, Strikeforce Challengers 18 takes place Aug. 12 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

It's not clear if Green vs. Vieira will be part of the Showtime-televised main card.

Green, a three-and-a-half-year pro, has spent much of his career with KOTC, though he's also made appearances with Affliction and Tachi Palace Fights. The 24-year-old, who trains with Pinnacle Jiu jitsu and MMA in California, owns seven knockouts and six submissions in 15 career victories.

Vieira joins the organization with four victories in his past five fights and six wins in his past eight bouts. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt (under Murilo Bustamente), who's put on many entertaining bouts in his native Brazil, has earned submissions in eight of his 12 career victories.

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