Jorge Gurgel Returns on Strikeforce Challengers 18 Fight Card in Las Vegas

Jorge Gurgel submitting Billy Vaughn

Jorge Gurgel submitting Billy Vaughn

Jorge Gurgel returns at Strikeforce Challengers 18 on Aug. 12 in Las Vegas.

Gurgel (14-7) has had a difficult time gaining any momentum in his fight career over the past few years, but he’s looking to do just that when he returns to the cage on Aug. 12 at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort.

He doesn’t have an opponent yet, but Gurgel tweeted about the bout on Wednesday afternoon.

“Confirmed! Finally! August 12th, Strikeforce at the Palms in Vegas! Opponent to be announced… :)”

Gurgel comes into the fight on the heels of a win over Billy Vaughn under the Strikeforce banner in March. Prior to that, he had been on a two-fight skid.

Strikeforce Challengers 18, first reported by, will be the company’s second offering in Las Vegas since Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC, acquired the Strikeforce. The first is slated to be Strikeforce Challengers 17 on July 22, also at The Pearl.