FINALLY. I am done with my weekend of MMA and local travels and I have finished sifting through Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs Bowling III.
Certainly it was different to cover Strikeforce from the media standpoint for the first time in over two years but it gave me a chance to brush up on shooting through smoke.
The two main fights (billed, anyway) Kaufman vs Carmouche, and Bowling vs Voelker, both delivered with great action and I hope Voelker gets to fight one of the guys he called out in his post-fight interview. Ovince St. Preux continued his upward trajectory and on the untelevised prelims, Anthony Smith and Bill Cooper made strong Strikeforce debuts. Another solid Challengers in the books and a pretty successful first show in the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas.
Here’s the full gallery, apologies if you were hotlinking the images, I have taken them down and replaced them with these!