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Vitor Ribeiro, Ryan Couture return to action at Strikeforce Challengers 12

According to a press release from Strikeforce, Brazilian lightweight Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro will look to bounce back from a two-fight skid this November 19th at a Strikeforce Challengers show scheduled for Jackson, Mississippi. Ribeiro will face 9-3 Justin Wilcox in the card’s main event.

Though the 31-year old has stumbled three of the last four times he’s stepped into the ring, the losses came to a trio of highly-respected foes in the form of Shinya Aoki, Lyle Beerbohm, and JZ Cavalcante, and only dropped his overall record to 20-4. Comparably, Wilcox is currently riding a four-fight win streak and earned a decision win over Shamar Bailey in his previous Strikeforce appearance at a Challengers event this past May.

Also slated for the event, Ryan Couture will compete for the second time in his official MMA career against a yet-to-be-named adversary. Couture submitted opponent Lucas Stark a little more than a minute into his professional debut this past August.

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