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Three Preliminary Bouts Announced for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson”

Written by Tom Ngo
July 12th, 2011
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A day after confirming the five featured fights for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson,” the San Jose, California-based promotion announced three of the card’s preliminary bouts.

As expected, lightweight Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante will make a quick turnaround from last month’s ‘No Contest’ against Justin Wilcox to face Lyle Beerbohm. JZ caught Wilcox with an accidental eye poke in the 2ndRound of their 155-pound affair.

Eduardo Pamplona vs. Tyler Stinson and Julie Kedzie vs. Alexis Davis will also take place in the preliminary portion of the Showtime broadcast.

A heavyweight contest between Fedor Emelianenko and current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson will headline the show.

Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10PM ET/PT. It’s unknown whether HDNet will once again televise all of the preliminary bouts live. The high definition network did so last month for “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum.”

Here are the athletes scheduled to perform inside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois:

Preliminary Bouts:

Julie Kedzie vs. Alexis Davis

Eduardo Pamplona vs. Tyler Stinson

Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. Lyle Beerbohm

Main Bouts:

Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley

Tim Kennedy vs. Robbie Lawler

Miesha Tate vs. Marloes Coenen (Women’s Welterweight Champion)

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson (Heavyweight Bout)

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