shoFIGHT 20: Strikeforce Vet Derek Brunson Stepping in For Terry Martin
By FCF Staff
Just days before its latest event is set to take place this Saturday in Springfield, Missouri, shoFight has announced that Strikeforce middleweight Derek Brunson will replace Terry Martin against UFC vet Kendall Grove.
According to a press release sent out by the promotion’s publicist, Crossfire Media, the switch was made due to “licensing issues” Martin has incurred.
The undefeated Brunson (9-0) has won three consecutive fights under the Strikeforce banner. Most recently in November, the middleweight worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Nate James.
Grove (14-10) is coming off a submission loss to Jay Silva, while competing for Superior Cage Combat in February, after scoring wins over Ikuhisa Minowa and Joe Riggs in his two bouts prior.
Brunson and Grove will compete for shoFIGHT’s middleweight championship.
Here is the line-up for shoFIGHT 20.
Main Event – ShoFIGHT Welterweight Championship
14. John ‘Guns’ Gunderson (UFC Vet) vs. Karo ‘the Heat’ Parysian (UFC Vet)
Co-Main Event – ShoFIGHT Middleweight Championship
13. Derek Brunson (Strikeforce Vet) vs. Kendall ‘the Spyder’ Grove (UFC Vet)
12. Lyle ‘Fancy Pants’ Beerbohm (Strikeforce Vet) vs. Marcus ‘Maximus’ Aurelio (UFC Vet) – 165lbs
11. Matt Kovaks (Strikeforce Vet) vs. Mike Wessell (UFC Vet) – Heavyweight
10. Jonatas Noveas (Strikeforce Vet) vs. Drew Fickett (UFC Vet) – 160bs
9. Chris ‘Gritz’ Gruetzmacher (Strikeforce Vet) vs. Roli Delgado (UFC Vet) – 145lbs
8. Lucas Lopes (Strikeforce Vet) vs. ‘Smilin’ Sam Alvey (Bellator Vet) – 185lbs
7. Chris ‘Crazyman’ McDaniel (KOTC Vet) vs. Charles ‘Kid Kaos’ Bennett (PRIDE Vet) – 150lbs
6. James ‘JP’ Reese (Strikeforce Vet) vs. Sevak Magakian (UFC Vet) – 155lbs
5. Alan Gibson vs. Dustin Phillips (Bellator Vet) – 145lbs
4. Mike Brazzle vs. Karen Darabedyan (WEC Vet) – 170lbs
3. Lucas ‘the Hillbilly Lightstorm’ Overcast vs. Matt ‘Luke Duke’ Lucas (UFC vet) – 205lbs
2. Rabert Saborudden vs. Jacob ‘Straight Jacket’ Ritchie – 125lb
1. Jason Ignacek vs. Gary Michaels – 135lbs