Well yet another year has come and gone, 2012 was an odd year for MMA but the year will not easily be forgotten. This year saw the UFC all over network TV, Bellator stumble its way into next year and smaller promotions like RFA, LFC and XFC make a name for themselves. Unfortunately it also saw Strikeforce take a nosedive and the UFC cancel an event for the first time.
Tag: Virgil Zwicker
Southern California’s Mixed Martial Arts promotion BAMMA USA announced that its next event on October 12th will be an all professional fight card. Badbeat 7 will consist of 14 fights and be headlined by a current and former Strikeforce fighter as Virgil “Rezdog” Zwicker faces Mike “The Animal” Cook in a light heavyweight clash.
The day has finally arrived. Tonight the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix will come to an end and Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett take to the cage in the finals. Not only that but the often talked about Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson III will conclude the trilogy while inhabiting the night’s co-main event.
The fighters competing on Saturdays Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix finale all step on the scales today from the concourse inside the HP Pavillion in San Jose, California. All but one fighter made weight and lightweight James Terry only missed weight by a quarter pound as the athletic commission attempted to figure out the scale.
The Strikeforce Challengers series has long been dubbed the Strikeforce minor leagues, a showcase of the most exciting up and coming fighters in the sport according Strikeforce. Fighters work their way up the Challengers ladder and once they reach the top rung, it’s onto the Strikeforce big cards.
Undefeated Strikeforce Light Heavy Weight Lorenz Larkin will be headlining the upcoming Strikeforce Challengers 19 card set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Palms Casino. His opponent, opposite him in the main event will be Virgil Zwicker, it what should prove to be an exciting matchup for the fans.
Virgil Zwicker isn’t a household name in the MMA community, in fact type his name in any search engine and you’ll find very little on him. Zwicker knows this and plans to use this to his advantage against his opponent on Friday, Lavar Johnson. Headling the Strikeforce: Challengers event at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California we caught up with Virgil to talk about his opponant, being Native American and more.