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Strikeforce fighter, Lodi's Josh Thornburg (right) goes face-to-face with James Terry (left) Thursday in Stockton.

STOCKTON, CA - Local mixed martial arts fighter Josh Thornburg weighed in at 163.6 pounds on Thursday, prior to his fight on Friday against James Terry, as part of Strikeforce Challengers 15 at the Stockton Arena.

The main-event will feature San Jose's Justin Wilcox (10-3) vs. Brazil's Rodrigo Damm (9-4), which will be televised tape-delayed on the west coast on Showtime at 11pm.

Wilcox weighed in at 155.2 and Damm came in slightly heavier at 155.8 for the lightweight bout.

Thornburg, a Lodi native has a 7-2 and was slightly lighter than his opponent Terry, who weighed in at 164.2 on Thursday.

RELATED STORY:  Lodi's Josh Thornburg will fight in front of hometown on Strikeforce card at Stockton Arena on Friday.

Stockton native Nick Diaz will be present at Friday's Strikeforce event to promote his fight on Saturday, April 9 when he defends his welterweight, 170-pound championship against number one title contender Paul Daley.  That title fight will take place in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center.

Strikeforce Challengers 15 will feature nine fights, but only five will be televised on Showtime.  The Thornburg vs. Terry fight will be the second match of Friday's Showtime broadcast. 

Below is a list of the Strikeforce Challengers 15 card, complete with records and Thursday's official weigh-in figures.

Justin Wilcox (San Jose, CA - 10-3 - 155.2) vs. Rodrigo Damm (Vila Velha, Brazil | 9-4 | 155.8)

David Douglas (Antioch, CA - 7-2 - 154) vs. Caros Fodor (Kirkland, WA - 4-0, 1 No Contest - 1155.4)

Lorenz Larkin (Riverside, CA - 8-0 - 205.8) vs. Scott Lighty (San Luis Obispo, CA - 6-1 -**205.4, didn't successfully make weight until 5:52pm)

James Terry (San Jose, CA - 9-2 - 164.2) vs. Josh Thornburg (Lodi, CA - 7-2 - 163.6)

Damion Douglas (Antioch, CA - 3-1 - 168.6) vs. Wayne Phillips (San Jose, CA - 5-3 - 170.2)

Friday's Non-televised Undercard

Anthony Avila (Marysville, CA - 3-1 - 149.8) vs. Rafael Rios (Stockton, CA - 3-1 - 149.4)

Bobby Escalante (Stockton, CA - 1-2 - 130) vs. Raul Sandoval (130.6)

Tristan Arenal (Milpitas, CA - 2-1 - *156, made successful weight on second try) vs. Tommy Peterson (Turlock, CA - 2-2 - 155.2)

Adam Antolin (San Jose, CA - 3-2 - 125.4) vs. Ronald Carillo (Dublin, CA - 1-1 - 124.6)

 

 

 

 

By Sean Cunningham, SCunningham@News10.net
Twitter:  @News10Sean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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