Justin Wilcox To Face Rodrigo Damm

In Strikeforce Challengers Main Event

Friday, April 1, Live On Showtime®

At Stockton Arena In Stockton, Calif.


Olympic Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii vs. Kickboxing Star Scott Lighty;

David Douglas vs. Caros Fodor In Clash Of Lightweight Prospects


Tickets For STRIKEFORCE’s First Fight In Stockton Go On Sale

Tomorrow/Friday At 10 a.m. PT

April 1, 2011

Stockton Arena

Stockton, California



NEW YORK (March 3, 2011) – Former body builder and NCAA wrestler Justin Wilcox will face former world

title challenger Rodrigo Damm in the main event of a STRIKEFORCE Challengers Mixed Martial Arts

(MMA) fight card presented by Rockstar Energy Drink at Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif., on Friday,

April 1, live on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).


Wilcox (10-3), of San Jose, Calif., has emerged a contender in the deep lightweight (155 pounds) division,

while Damm (9-4), of Brazil, is looking to climb back into title contention. 


Tickets, starting at $20, for STRIKEFORCE’s first fight in Stockton go on sale tomorrow/Friday, March 4 at

10 a.m. PT at the Stockton Arena ticket office, online at www.StocktonTickets.com, by phone at (209) 373-

1700 or (866) 373-7088 and STRIKEFORCE's official website (www.strikeforce.com). 


The first non-televised, undercard fight will begin at 5:30 p.m. PT. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m.


In a featured, televised bout, 2008 Judo Olympic Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii (4-1), of Japan, will take on

kickboxing specialist Scott Lighty (6-1), of San Luis Obispo, Calif., in a light heavyweight (205 pounds)



David “Tarzan” Douglas (6-2), of Antioch, Calif., will face Caros “The Future” Fodor (7-2), of Kirkland,

Wash., in a featured lightweight bout. 


Strikeforce Challengers is a SHOWTIME Sports® series that serves as a proving ground for up-and-coming

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, providing today’s top prospects with the opportunity to step-up their level

of competition and demonstrate their ability in a nationally televised event.



STRIKEFORCE (www.STRIKEFORCE.com) is a world-class mixed martial arts cage fight promotion which,

on Friday, March 10, 2006, made history with its "Shamrock vs. Gracie" event, the first sanctioned mixed

martial arts fight card in California state history.  The star-studded extravaganza, which pitted legendary

champion Frank Shamrock against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie at San Jose's HP Pavilion,

played host to a sold-out, record crowd of 18,265.  Since 1995, STRIKEFORCE, sanctioned by ISKA, has

been the exclusive provider of martial arts programming for ESPN and, after 12 years of success as a

leading, world championship kickboxing promotion, the company unveiled its mixed martial arts (MMA)

series with "Shamrock vs. Gracie."  In May 2008, West Coast Productions, the parent company of

STRIKEFORCE, partnered with Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment (SVS&E), an entity created in 2000

to oversee all business operation aspects of the San Jose Sharks and HP Pavilion at San Jose.  In March

2009, STRIKEFORCE signed a multi-year agreement with SHOWTIME® to stage live events on the

premium cable television network.  The promotion has since also produced two live, primetime events on

the CBS Television Network.



- Strikeforce

  Mike Afromowitz: mafromowitz@strikeforce.com


- Brener Zwikel & Associates

  John Beyrooty: Johnnybey@aol.com

  Steve Pratt: Stevep@bzapr.com


- Press Release from Strikeforce



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