Jorge Gurgel vs. Joe Duarte Set to Headline Strikeforce Challengers 18 Event

Strikeforce livewire, Jorge Gurgel will face former reality show star, Joe Duarte when the California based promotions visits Las Vegas, Nevada on August 12th for Strikeforce Challengers 18. The news was revealed via the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black-belt via his Twitter account.

Gurgel hasn’t been seen since March when he snapped a two-fight Strikeforce losing streak by choking out journeyman Billy Vaughn in 44 second of the first round on the Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson card. The two-fight losing streak included loses to K.J. Noons and Billy Evangelista.

Duarte from TUF 8, is on a four-fight win streak, will be making his second appearance under the Strikeforce banner and most recently submitted Saad Awad via arm bar in the second round in his debut fight.

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