Strikeforce’s Challenger series continues with its 17th installment headlining welterweights Roger Bowling vs Bobby Voelker at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

Televised card

Welterweight bout:  Roger Bowling vs.  Bobby Voelker
Bobby Voelker defeats Roger Bowling via TKO, Round 2, 2:16

Heavyweight bout:  Devin Cole vs.  Shawn Jordan
Devin Cole defeats Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Light Heavyweight bout:  Joe Cason vs.  Ovince St. Preux
Ovince St. Preux defeats Joe Cason via tapout (strikes) – Round 1, 1:12

Women’s (135 lbs) bout:  Liz Carmouche vs.  Sarah Kaufman
Sarah Kaufman defeats Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Middleweight bout:  Ronald Stallings vs.  Adlan Amagov
Adlan Amagov defeats Ronald Stalling via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary card

Light Heavyweight bout:  Lionel Lanham vs.  T.J. Cook
T.J. Cook defeats Lionel Lanham via TKO (punches) at 4:59, Round 1

Middleweight bout: Anthony Smith vs.  Ben Lagman
Anthony Smith defeated Ben Lagman via KO (punch) at 0:33, Round 2

Lightweight bout:  Maka Watson vs.  Bill Cooper
Bill Cooper defeated Maka Watson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:39,  Round 2

Middleweight bout:  Sterling Ford vs. Brian McLaughlin
Sterling Ford defeats Brian McLaughlin via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)