Jorge Gurgel Faces Tyler Combs at Strikeforce Ohio, Expected to Make TV Broadcast

February 5, 2011

Jorge Gurgel

Jorge Gurgel

It will be an old school Ohio grudge match when Jorge Gurgel takes on Tyler Combs at the upcoming Strikeforce show in Columbus on March 5. first reported the proposed bout between Gurgel and Combs earlier this week, and have now confirmed bout agreements have been issued for the lightweight showdown.

Sources close to the fighters confirmed the contracts to on Saturday.

Gurgel and Combs apparently have a history that should make the March 5 fight that much more interesting. Gurgel of course owns and operates his school in Cincinnati, OH while Combs trains just north of there just outside of Dayton, OH. has also been informed that the bout between Gurgel and Combs is expected to make the televised broadcast. Rumors have persisted that some of the Strikeforce preliminary card will make it onto an HDNet broadcast before the main card kicks off at 10pm ET, and that may include Gurgel vs. Combs.

Gurgel is currently in Las Vegas cornering close friend Rich Franklin in his bout at UFC 126 against Forrest Griffin. He will return home to Ohio after the bout to prepare for a fight of his own coming up in March against Combs.

More preliminary fights are expected to be announced in the coming weeks by Strikeforce.