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Gurgel vs. Evangelista on tap to headline October Strikeforce Challengers card

A lightweight bout between UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel and Billy Evangelista is expected to be the main event at a Strikeforce Challengers card in Fresno, California on October 25 that will air live on Showtime.

The news of the tentative match-up was reported earlier by

The winner of the bout would likely be in very good position to challenge for the Strikeforce lightweight championship in the near future.

Evangelista is a blue chip prospect with a record of 9-1. The sole defeat on his record came in the form of a disqualification due to kneeing a downed Mike Aina in May of 2009. He currently trains out of Team Buhawe in Fresno, California.

Gurgel is no stranger to fans of the UFC as he was recently released from the organization with an Octagon record of 3-4. He bounced back and looked impressive while edging out Conor Heun in an amazing battle that took place at Strikeforce Challengers II in June of 2009.

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