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Thursday, Aug 11, 2011

Lorenz Larkin To Face Virgil Zwicker In Strikeforce Challengers Main Event In Vegas Sept. 23

Lorenz Larkin (left) hammers Scott Lighty with an elbow at their Strikeforce Challengers meeting on April 1. Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Strikeforce


By FCF Staff

Undefeated light heavyweight rising star Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (11-0) will face off with Virgil Zwicker (10-2) in the main event of a Strikeforce Challengers card at The Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 23, according to a press release issued by Larkin’s camp.

The 24-year-old Larkin, a dynamic striker who hails from Riverside, Calif., earned a unanimous decision over Gian Villante at Strikeforce Challengers on June 24.  Prior to the victory on points, Larkin’s had stopped each of his previous seven opponents, including K-1 USA veteran Scott Lighty, whom Larkin scored a second round TKO on with punches Strikeforce Challengers on April 1.

Likewise, the 29-year-old Zwicker was victorious in his last effort, also at Strikeforce Challengers, over Brett Albee by way of first round (1:46) TKO (punches).  Zwicker also holds a notable win over red hot Strikeforce prospect Ovince St. Preux, whom Zwicker TKO’d (punches) in the second round (:46) of a matchup on Sept. 26, 2009.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:34 pm
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