Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Strikeforce Challengers 20 adds Green vs. Vallie-Flagg, Berry vs. Spang

The fight card for this month's Strikeforce Challengers 20 event has filled out with the addition of two preliminary-card fights.

The additions include Bobby Green (16-5 MMA, 1-1 SF) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (12-3-1 MMA, 1-0 SF) and Keith Berry (10-8 MMA, 0-2 SF) vs. Andreas Spang (6-1 MMA, 0-0 SF).

Strikeforce Challengers 20 place Nov. 18 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The night's main card, including a light-heavyweight headliner of Antwain Britt vs. Lumumba Sayers, airs on Showtime.

Green, who suffered a close split-decision loss to Gesias Cavalcante in his July Strikeforce debut, recently picked up his first win in the organization with a submission win over Charon Spain at Strikeforce Challengers 19. Vallie-Flagg, a former KOTC fighter, recently made his Strikeforce debut and scored a split-decision victory over Brian Melancon. The Team Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter is now 9-0-1 over his past 10 fights.

Berry, meanwhile, gets a third chance at a first Strikeforce victory. The WEC and EliteXC vet has suffered recent losses to Trevor Smith and Gian Villante under the Strikeforce banner. He's now lost three straight fights overall. He looks to end the streak when he meets Spang, an MFC vet who recently rebounded from his first career loss (to Ali Mokdad) with a 78-second submission victory over Cody Krahn.

The full Strikeforce Challengers 20 card now includes:

  • Antwain Britt vs. Lumumba Sayers
  • Julia Budd vs. Ronda Rousey
  • Adlan Amagov vs. Anthony Smith
  • T.J. Cook vs. Trevor Smith
  • Derek Brunson vs. Nate James
  • Bill Cooper vs. Matt Ricehouse
  • Bobby Green vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
  • Keith Berry vs. Andreas Spang