* * 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.