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Strikeforce Challengers 12 Gains Marius Zaromskis vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf

Posted on by Ken Pishna

Marius Zaromskis kicking Ross Pointon at Cage Rage 24

Marius Zaromskis kicking Ross Pointon at Cage Rage 24

Strikeforce on Thursday added a welterweight bout between Dream champion Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf to its Nov. 19 Strikeforce Challengers 12 fight card at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Miss.

The fight replaces a bout featuring Ryan Couture, who had to withdraw due to a staph infection, on the televised portion of the event on Showtime.

Zaromskis (13-5) is coming off back-to-back losses, including his most recent fight with Evangelista Cyborg Santos and current Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. He had won five-straight bouts prior to Diaz.

Spiritwolf (8-7-1) is making a quick return to the cage after losing a unanimous decision to Billy Evangelista at Strikeforce Challengers 11 on Oct. 22 in Fresno, Calif., a fight he thought he won.

“I come to fight and that’s what I did tonight,” he said after the fight. “It is bad enough I thought I deserved the decision, but to not get a round on those scorecards is ridiculous. Honestly, I feel I got ripped off.”

In the Nov. 19 main event on Showtime, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro (20-4) will face Justin Wilcox (9-3).

Strikeforce Challengers 12 Fight Card

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