MMA Junkie Reports:
– 10-3-0 MMA/ 4-1 Strikeforce Record
– 5 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Vitor Ribeiro, Shamar Bailey, Daisuke Nakamura
– 9-4-0 MMA/ 0-1 Strikeforce Record
– Loss 3 of last 4 Fights
– Notable Wins: Ivan Iberico, Jorge Masvidal, Santino Defranco
A lightweight bout between Justin Wilcox and Rodrigo Damm has been booked to headline the 15th installment of Strikeforce’s Challengers series. The event is expected to take place on April 1st at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.
American Kickboxing Academy student, Justin Wilcox has become one of the top prospects in Strikeforce’s lightweight division in the last year and a half. He has put together a five-fight win streak, including wins over David Douglas, Daisuke Nakamura, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro. Wilcox lost his Strikeforce debut against Mitsuhiro Ishida by first round armbar back in September of 2009.
Rodrigo Damm at one time was considered one of the top up-and-coming lightweights from Brazil, following an impressive 8-1 start, including a key win over Jorge Masvidal at Sengoku: Third Battle. He has since gone an uninspiring 1-3, losing to Eiji Mitsuoka, Gilbert Melendez, and Maximo Blanco.