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Strikeforce Challengers Weigh In This Thursday In Flowood, Miss.

    Thu, 2010-11-18 11:19 — Rick_Caudle

    * * FREE OPEN PUBLIC WEIGH-IN THIS THURSDAY * *  

    STRIKEFORCE FIGHTERS WEIGH IN FOR FRIDAY’S EVENT IN JACKSON, MISS.

    Thursday, Nov. 18, at 4:30 p.m.,
    At Mississippi Legends Grill In Flowood, Miss.;
    The Public is Invited to Attend

    WHO:        Lightweight Rising Star Justin “The Silverback” Wilcox
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
    Brandon Heavyweight & Former NFL Player Wes “The Perfect Storm” Shivers
    Women’s Exciting, Hard-Hitting Contender Jan Finney
    Madison Up-And-Coming Light Heavy Anthony Mitchell 
    Vicksburg’s Jeremiah “Bigg Rigg” Riggs
    Undefeated Jackson Native Ken Dubose
    Plus all other main card and undercard fighters will weigh in

    WHERE:     MISSISSIPPI LEGENDS GRILL, Suite 50, 5352 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, Miss., 39232

    WHEN:       Thursday, Nov. 18, at 4:30 p.m. CT; (Fighter check-in at 3:30 p.m.)

    WHAT:        All the athletes will step on the scales one day before the eagerly anticipatedSTRIKEFORCE Challengers event this Friday, Nov. 19, at Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Miss., live on SHOWTIME®  (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The weigh in is open to the
    public, free of charge.

    In Friday’s main event, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro (20-4) will face 
    Justin “The Silverback” Wilcox (9-3) in a lightweight match.  Power-punching Jan “Cuddles’’ 
    Finney will face unbeaten Liz “Girl-Rilla’’ Carmouche in a key women’s match at 135 pounds.  

    Brandon’s Wes Shivers, a star offensive tackle at Mississippi State who was drafted by the  `Tennessee Titans and also played for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL, will face Goldman Butler in a non-televised undercard bout. The 33-year-old, 6-foot-8 Shivers is a Rankin County Deputy Sheriff. In another pro, non-televised bout, middleweight Jeremiah Riggs, of Vicksburg, Miss., meets Jason Sharp (7-2) of Biloxi, Miss.

    Local sensation Anthony Mitchell, of Madison, will take on Silver Creek’s Jeffery Hedgepeth in a light heavyweight amateur bout.  In another amateur bout, Jackson’s Ken DuBoise will face Travis Robertson, of Memphis, Tenn. 

    CONTACT: 
    STRIKEFORCE   Mike Afromowitz (917) 566-8754, mafromowitz@strikeforce.com 
    Brener Zwikel & Associates    John Beyrooty (562) 233-7477, Johnnybey@aol.com                      
     

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