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Strikeforce Challengers 16, Bellator 46 and UFC on Verus 4 Take Place This Weekend

Written by Tom Ngo
June 22nd, 2011
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Just when you thought mixed martial arts would embark on a slight hiatus after “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” wrapped this past Saturday, MMA comes roaring back this weekend with three consecutive shows – with none of them being of the pay-per-view variety.

“Strikeforce Challengers 16” takes place Friday inside the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington. The event marks the last time a ‘Challengers’ card will take place outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Showtime will broadcast the main bouts at 11PM ET/PT.

Preliminary Bouts:

Derek Brunson vs. Jeremy Hamilton

Eduardo Pamplona vs. Jerron Peoples

Keith Berry vs. Trevor Smith

Sterling Ford vs. Charon Spain

Main Bouts:

Julia Budd vs. Germaine de Randamie

Jason High vs. Quinn Mulhern

Lorenz Larkin vs. Gian Villante

Ryan Couture vs. Matt Ricehouse

Caros Fodor vs. James Terry

Bellator 46 takes places the following night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The event will feature the quarterfinals of Bellator’s Featherweight Tournament. MTV2 will host the fights at 9PM ET/8PM CT.

Preliminary Bouts:

Tony Johnson vs. Derrick Lewis

David Baggett vs. Moyses Gabin

Jessica Aguilar vs. Carla Esparza

Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra vs. Matt McCook

Dan Cramer vs. Josh Samman

Main Bouts:

(Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinals)

Jacob Devree vs. Nazareno Malegarie

Pat Curran vs. Luis Palomino

Ronnie Mann vs. Adam Schindler

Genair da Silva vs. Marlon Sandro

UFC on Versus 4 will end the weekend with a bang on Sunday evening. The freebie fight card features a welterweight scrap between Nate Marquardt and Rick Story. “Horror” is coming off the most impressive win in his career, while Marquardt is looking to start anew in a lighter weight class. The Versus broadcast begins live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Preliminary Bouts:

Michael Johnson vs. Edward Faaloloto

Matt Grice vs. Ricardo Lamas

Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz

TJ Grant vs. Charlie Brenneman

Rich Attonito vs. Daniel Roberts

Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton

Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez

Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan

Main Bouts:

Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft

John Howard vs. Matt Brown

Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo

Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story

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