Four of the five fights are set for next month's Strikeforce Challengers 17 main card.
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) previously reported, the event takes place July 22 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The Sin City venue also will host all future Challengers shows.
The night's main card, including a headlining rubber match between welterweights Roger Bowling (9-1 MMA, 2-1 SF) and Bobby Voelker (23-8 MMA, 3-1 SF), airs on Showtime.
As previously reported, the co-headliner pits former women's welterweight (135-pound) champion Sarah Kaufman (13-1 MMA, 4-1 SF) against recent title-challenger Liz Carmouche (5-1 MMA, 2-1 SF).
Newly announced bouts include heavyweights Lavar Johnson (15-4 MMA, 3-1 SF) vs. Devin Cole (18-9-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) and middleweights Adlan Amagov (7-1-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) and Ronald Stallings (9-3 MMA, 0-0 SF). A fifth main-card bout will be announced shortly, according to today's release.
Johnson, who missed nearly a year of competition after suffering a gunshot wound, had extended his win streak to seven fights before a recent loss to Shane Del Rosario in February. Cole, a decorated amateur wrestler and IFL vet, recently made his Strikeforce debut and suffered a unanimous-decision loss to Daniel Cormier at Strikeforce Challengers 13. It was his second straight loss following a five-fight win streak that included four knockouts.
Amagov, a Russian fighter, is undefeated (7-0-1) since losing his pro debut back in 2007. He looks for his sixth knockout win when he meets Stallings, an Ultimate Warrior Challenge vet and fellow Strikeforce newcomer who's earned stoppages in all nine of his career victories.