Pat Healy (left) will take on undefeated lightweight Lyle Beerbohm. | Esther Lin/Strikeforce
All 14 competitors for Friday’s Strikeforce “Challengers 14” card made weight today in the Austin, Texas, suburb of Cedar Park.
The event, which takes place at the Cedar Park Center and airs live on premium cable network Showtime, is headlined by a lightweight showdown between unbeaten prospect Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm (155.75) and tough veteran Pat Healy (155.5).
Beerbohm, a submission specialist from Spokane, Wash., carries into the fight a flawless record of 15-0 and has finished all but two of his opponents. Healy, whose lengthy ledger stands at 25-17, has won five of his last seven and looks to rebound from a June 2010 submission loss to former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson.
Also featured on the five-bout main card is the sophomore professional outing of Ryan Couture (155.5), the 28-year-old son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. Houston native Lee Higgins (154.5) will attempt to derail the hype train behind Couture, who posted a 5-1-1 mark as an amateur before turning pro.
Rounding out the televised portion of the show are a 160-pound bout between Carlo Prater (160) and Bryan Travers (159.75); a 150-pound catchweight contest pitting David “Tarzan” Douglas (150) against “The Ghost” Nick Gonzalez (150); and a welterweight matchup featuring Erik Apple (170.75) and Ryan Larson (170.25).
Strikeforce Challengers 14 Weigh-in Results:
Lyle Beerbohm (155.75) vs. Pat Healy (155.5)
Bryan Travers (159.75) vs. Carlo Prater (160)
Ryan Couture (155.5) vs. Lee Higgins (154.5)
David Douglas (150) vs. Nick Gonzalez (150)
Erik Apple (170.75) vs. Ryan Larson (170.25)
Ousmane Thomas Diagne (154.75) vs. Aaron Franco (155)
Drew Pendleton (145.25) vs. Dennis Dombrow (145.25)
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