Strikeforce Welterweight Voelker Inks 5-Fight Extension

By Mike Whitman Nov 30, 2011
Strikeforce welterweight Bobby Voelker has signed a five-fight extension with the Zuffa-owned promotion, according to a statement released Wednesday by Voelker’s management.

“This will be a great opportunity for Bobby Voelker to continue his career with a great company,” said Rob Donaker, vice president of talent development for Elite MMA Management.

Fighting out of Kansas City, Kan., Voelker is a five-time veteran of the Strikeforce Challengers series. After posting a win in his promotional debut over Erik Apple two years ago, Voelker suffered his lone Strikeforce defeat to Roger Bowling in May 2010. Voelker rebounded from the setback by earning a split decision over Cory Devela before evening the score with Bowling by knocking out his younger opponent in the second round of their October 2010 rematch.

Voelker, 32, last competed on July 22 in a rubber match against Bowling and once again finished the Ohioan in the second frame. Representing Finney’s MMA, the welterweight holds 15 of his 24 career wins by knockout and has not been stopped since he was knocked out by Kevin Burns in 2008.

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