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Strikeforce Challengers 15 Set For April 1 in Stockton, Wilcox-Damm Headlines

Justin WilcoxStrikeforce Challengers 15 is set to take place on April 1 from the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California. The main event will feature a lightweight bout between Justin Wilcox (10-3) and Rodrigo Damm (9-4).

The event will air live on Showtime.

Wilcox is currently on a 5-fight win streak including four-straight under the Strikeforce banner. He most recently earned a unanimous decision win over Vitor Ribeiro at Strikeforce Challengers 12 this past November.

Wilcox is a member of the American Kickboxing Academy out of San Jose, California.

Damm is 1-3 in his last four fights including a loss to current Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz in 2009.

He most recently suffered a TKO loss to Maximo Blanco last June in the Sengoku promotion.

The event also features the Strikeforce debut of Japanese Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii. The largely hyped Ishii (4-1), who made his MMA debut on New Year’s Eve 2009, will face Strikeforce veteran Scott Lighty.

Lighty (6-1) went 2-1 during his first tenure in Strikeforce. He most recently earned a KO win over Shawn Frye in August 2010.

David Douglas vs. Caros Fodor is also slated for the event.

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