Fodor, Terry Hit Marks for Strikeforce Challengers 16

By Brian Knapp Jun 23, 2011
Two of the top young lightweights flying the Strikeforce flag will do battle in a matter of hours.

Caros Fodor checked in at 155-and-one-half pounds for his Strikeforce Challengers 16 headliner with James Terry (pictured, 156) on Friday at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. The eight other mixed martial artist booked for main card duty, including lightweights Ryan Couture (155.5) and Matt Ricehouse (155.5), also met their contracted weight requirements without incident at Thursday’s official weigh-in.

Fodor will carry a three-fight winning streak into the bout. The 27-year-old Kirkland, Wash., native last appeared at Strikeforce Challengers 15 in April, when he took out David Douglas with third-round knees at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif. A Matt Hume protégé at AMC Pankration, Fodor has secured six of his eight professional victories by submission.

An All-American wrestler at Pima Community College, Terry, like his opponent, has also rattled off three consecutive wins. He has not competed since he knocked out Josh Thornburg in the first round at Strikeforce Challengers 15 in April. Terry, who trains under former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le, has delivered all 10 of his career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission.

Strikeforce Challengers 16 -- which airs on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT -- will also feature a light heavyweight duel pitting the unbeaten Lorenz Larkin (205.5) against former Ring of Combat champion Gian Villante (205.5), a welterweight tilt pairing 2009 Dream welterweight grand prix finalist Jason High (171) with King of the Cage titleholder Quinn Mulhern (169) and a women’s middleweight battle matching Germaine de Randamie (145) against Julia Budd (145.5).

Strikeforce Challengers 16
Friday, June 24
ShoWare Center
Kent, Wash.

Caros Fodor (155.5) vs. James Terry (156)
Ryan Couture (155.5) vs. Matt Ricehouse (155.5)
Lorenz Larkin (205.5) vs. Gian Villante (205.5)
Jason High (171) vs. Quinn Mulhern (169)
Germaine de Randamie (145) vs. Julia Budd (145.5)
Derek Brunson (186) vs. Jeremy Hamilton (186)
Eduardo Pamplona (170.5) vs. Jerron Peoples (170.5)
Keith Berry (205.5) vs. Trevor Smith (206)

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