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Strikeforce Challengers 12 Official for Nov. 19 with Shaolin vs. Wilcox, Couture

Vitor RibeiroVitor “Shaolin” Riebiro will face Justin Wilcox in the main event of next month’s Strikeforce Challengers 12 on Showtime, the promotion announced on Monday.

The Nov. 19 event in Jackson, Miss. will also feature the return of undefeated lightweight Ryan Couture against an opponent to-be-announced.

A veteran of Japanese MMA, the BJJ black belt Ribeiro (20-4) dropped a controversial decision to Lyle Beerbohm in his Strikeforce debut in May, while Wilcox (9-3) is riding a four-fight win streak.

Couture (1-0), the son of UFC hall of famer Randy Couture, scored a first-round submission of Lucas Stark in his pro debut at Strikeforce Challengers 10 in August.

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Pictured: Vitor Ribeiro


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