by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
The final card is now set for Saturday’s Strikeforce in Fresno, which is highlighted by Paul Buentello taking on David “Tank” Abbott in the main event. Several injuries have affected the card in one way or another, but the card is now fully set to go on Saturday night.
Wesley “Cabbage” Correira is no longer on the card due to medical reasons that will prevent him from participating. Also removed was his scheduled opponent Ruben “Warpath” Villareal, who was dropped off the card for unknown reasons.
The last change is that Bobby Southworth sustained an injury during training and was forced to pull out of his scheduled fight with Anthony Ruiz. Taking his place against Ruiz is Trevor Prangley, who was scheduled to fight Bryan Pardoe, thus dropping Pardoe off the card.
There are eleven scheduled bouts with the prelims starting at 7:00 pm and the main card bouts starting at 8:00 pm.
STRIKEFORCE: TANK VS. BUENTELLO
Save Mart Center
October 7, 2006
Middleweight Bout: Jeremiah Metcalf vs. Luke Stewart
Heavyweight Bout: Cain Velasquez vs. Buckley Acosta
Welterweight Bout: Chris Botelho vs. Scott Gohde
Middleweight Bout: Frank “The Cisco Kid” Magallon vs. Sam “The Ram” Spengler
MAIN CARD BOUTS
Heavyweight Bout: Carlton Jones vs. Mike Cook
Lightweight Bout: Philip Perez vs. Brandon “Big Dawg” Shuey
Lightweight Bout: Casey “The Underdog” Olson vs. Bobby “The Kid” Sanchez
Welterweight Bout: Jason Von Flue vs. Eric Wray
Light Heavyweight Bout: Anthony “El Toro” Ruiz vs. Trevor “South African Hammer” Prangley
Lightweight Bout: Josh “The Punk” Thomson vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig
Heavyweight Bout: David “Tank” Abbott vs. Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello