The Strikeforce Challengers series was back with another card full of talented prospects in the form of this evening’s Strikeforce Challengers 19, a show headlined by undefeated striker Lorenz Larkin and also featuring appearances from Ryan Couture and Jason High.
Larkin was originally scheduled to face Virgil Zwicker before the hard-hitting Zwicker was forced out of the fight with an injury and 20-14 Nick Rossborough stepped up to the plate as a replacement.
Rossborough had a valiant showing against Larkin, arguably winning the first round, but ultimately fell on the judges’ scorecards after “Monsoon” edged out the second stanza and dominated the bulk of the third after a perfectly placed knee to Rossborough’s midsection sent him reeling.
Read below for a full list of Strikeforce Challengers 19 results:
Quinn Mulhern def. Danny Davis via Submission Round 3 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Christopher Spang def. Joe Ray via Unanimous Decision
Bobby Green def. Charon Spain via Submission Round 2 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
James Terry def. Magno Almeida via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Brian Melancon def. Felipe Portela via Unanimous Decision
Jason High def. Todd Moore via Unanimous Decision
Ryan Couture def. Maka Watson via Majority Decision
Shawn Jordan def. Lavar Johnson via Submission Round 2 (Keylock)
Lorenz Larkin def. Nick Rossborough via Unanimous Decision
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