Date: Friday- November 6, 2009
Time: 11 pm ET (Showtime)
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, California- U.S.A.
In mixed martial arts, champions are not born, they’re made. And before they’re champions, they’re challengers, fighting their way to the top for one chance at greatness. World class MMA action returns to Fresno! Rockstar Energy Drink presents Strikeforce Challengers – Live at Save Mart Center in Fresno on Friday night, November 6 – 8:00PM/PT. Don’t miss Fresno’s undefeated lightweight sensation Billy Evangelista take on Jorge Gurgel in the main event! Plus, local favorite Casey Olson takes on Chris Culley, Cole Escovido battles Maurice Eazel, Zoila Frausto goes to war with Elisha Hellspur and Ben “The Teacher” Holscher takes on Johnny Goh.
Main Fight Card: (televised on Showtime)
- Billy Evangelista vs. Jorge Gurgel
- Brandon Cash vs. Shane del Rosario
- Luke Rockhold vs. Jesse Taylor
- Ousmane Thomas Diagne vs. Warren Merritt
- Zoila Frausto vs. Elisha Hellspur
Preliminary Fight Card: (non-televised)
- Johnny Goh vs. Ben Holscher
- Chris Culley vs. Casey Olson
- Anthony Ruiz vs. TBA
- Cole Escovedo vs. TBA
- Rico Altamirano vs. Luke Riddering