Following a series of injuries, two new bouts have been booked as late additions to Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 16 event.
The additions include welterweights Eduardo Pamplona (14-2 MMA, 0-0 SF) vs. Lights Out Fighter Jerron Peoples (5-1 5KO’s MMA, 0-0 SF) and lightweights Sterling Ford (12-4 MMA, 0-0 SF) vs. Charon Spain (6-5 MMA 0-0 SF).
Strikeforce Challengers 16 takes place at ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., and the night’s main card airs on Showtime.
Pamplona, an M-1 Challenge and Jungle Fight veteran, makes his Strikeforce debut on the heels of a nine-fight win streak. The 35-year-old’s only loss in his past 15 fights came to notable Robbie Lawler at an IFL event. He now meets Peoples, who made his pro debut earlier this month with a first-round TKO of Tony Gianopoulos at a regional event in California.
Ford, a Washington-based fighter, heads to Strikeforce with a five-fight win streak and seven wins in his past eight fights. The 25-year-old CageSport vet, who scored a recent victory over PRIDE vet Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett, takes on Spain, a fellow Washingtonian who’s won five of his past six fights, all via stoppage.