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21-07-2011, 02:28
Roy Jones Jr. vs. Derrick Mehmen added to Strikeforce Challengers 18 (http://mmajunkie.com/news/24493/roy-jones-jr-vs-derrick-mehmen-added-to-strikeforce-challengers-18.mma)

A light-heavyweight bout between Roy Jones Jr. (5-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) and Derrick Mehmen (11-3 MMA, 0-0 SF) will be part of next month's Strikeforce Challengers 18 event.

Authentic Sports Management, which reps Jones, today announced the fight.

Of course, Jones is an MMA fighter with a 5-1 record, not the pro boxing champion and former MMA promoter who's been the subject of countless MMA-vs.-boxing rumors.

Featuring a lightweight contest between Jorge Gurgel and Joe Duarte, Strikeforce Challengers 18 takes place Aug. 12 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

It's not clear if Jones vs. Mehmen will be part of the Showtime-televised main card.

Jones is a veteran of the Iowa fight circuit who launched his pro career in 2009 with five straight wins. All of the victories came in the first round, and none lasted longer than 87 seconds. However, back in October, he suffered his first loss when David Gaston knocked him out at Iowa Challenge 61.

"I am super excited at this opportunity," Jones stated. "I also want to give my appreciation to my family back home in Iowa, and to the 'Blackzilians' who are helping me get ready for this fight."

Mehmen, a former NJCAA All-American wrestler, is a onetime Bellator fighter who's also competed throughout Iowa. The American Top Team fighter's only career losses have come to notables Mike Ciesnolevicz, Dave Branch and Gareth Joseph. Until his recent decision victory over Matt Thompson (15-9), all of his wins had come via stoppage (nine via knockout).

Bron: http://mmajunkie.com/news/24493/roy-jones-jr-vs-derrick-mehmen-added-to-strikeforce-challengers-18.mma

21-07-2011, 02:29
Slechte grap I know :P

21-07-2011, 02:30