Jorge Gurgel's Blogs

  • Strikeforce: Evangelista-Gurgel on Nov. 6 Marquee

    Unbeaten lightweight Billy Evangelista will collide with UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel in the main event at Strikeforce “Challenger Series 4” on Nov. 6 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The promotion made the bout official on Friday.

    Evangelista has not competed since his controversial match with B.J. Penn protégé Mike Aina ended in a disqualification four months ago. The decision was later overturned and ruled a no contest by the California State Athletic Commission after Evangelista appealed. Replays showed the knee struck Aina in the shoulder, not the head, as referee Herb Dean originally believed.

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  • Strikeforce Finalizes ‘Challenger Series’ Lineup By: Brian Knapp

    In his first appearance outside of the UFC in more than four years, Jorge Gurgel will square off with highly regarded lightweight prospect Conor Heun at ShoMMA “Strikeforce Challenger Series 2” on Friday at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash.

    The 32-year-old Gurgel (12-5) will carry a two-fight losing streak into the match and has lost three of his last four overall. He last appeared at UFC 91 in November when he dropped a unanimous decision to Pride Fighting Championships and International Fight League veteran Aaron Riley.

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