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Matt Lindland and Kevin Casey are weighed in and cleared for their headlining middleweight bout at Strikeforce Challengers 8 this Friday at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.
The event, which focuses on the promotion’s up-and-coming talent, will air live on Showtime beginning at 11:00 p.m. EST/PST.
Lindland, a 12-time UFC veteran and Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2000 games, weighed in at 186 pounds. Opponent Casey came in at 184.5 pounds for his fifth professional bout.
Also on the card, undefeated two-time All-American wrestler Tyron Woodley (170) meets Team Quest’s Nate Coy (171) in a featured welterweight bout.
Undefeated Roger Bowling (170.5) faces Bobby Voelker (170) in another welterweight matchup. Bowling, a standout on the Midwest scene, hold victories over Strikeforce alumnus Shamar Bailey and current “Ultimate Fighter” contestant Seth Baczynski. Voelker bested Erik Apple by second-round strikes at Strikeforce Challengers 5.
Strikeforce Challengers 8
May 21, 2010
Rose Garden Arena
Matt Lindland (186) vs. Kevin Casey (184.5)
Tyron Woodley (170) vs. Nathan Coy (171)
Roger Bowling (170.5) vs. Bobby Voelker (170)
Tarec Saffiedine (170.5) vs. Nate Moore (171)
Bryan Travers (155.5) vs. Pat Healy (156.5)
Pro Escobedo (205.5) vs. Jason Sharp (203.5)
Blaine Macintosh (155) vs. Ben Morgan (154)
Jay Schafer (170.5) vs. David Lloyd (169.5)
Patrick Whittington (205) vs. Jason Lambert (198.5)
Lee Flores (183) vs. Hamza Salim (184.5)
Weights provided by Strikeforce