On Tuesday Strikeforce officially announced the addition of four fighters to their upcoming “Strikeforce Challengers” event scheduled for November 6th in Fresno, CA. The fighters added to the card include Ben Holscher, Casey Olson, and Anthony Ruiz, as well as female contender Zoila Frausto, though no opponents for the four combatants were named.
Holscher will be entering into his third professional bout, and looking for his third professional victory. He made his Strikeforce debut at the promotions May Fresno event with a submission victory over Cody Canterbury. Holscher picked up his inaugural professional win at a November 2008 War Gods event.
Olson is a 13-3 fighter who has seen action in numerous promotions including the WEC, Palace Fighting Championships, and one previous bout with Strikeforce. He will be looking to rebound from a loss suffered to Eddie Yagin at a May PFC event when he makes his return to Strikeforce in November.
Ruiz is an MMA veteran with thirty-five contests in his journeyman career. He has fought for Strikeforce a previous six times including back to back losses to Trevor Prangley and Aaron Rosa in his last two outings for the promotion. Since those two losses, however, Ruiz has gotten back in the win column with a victory over Gan McGee at PureCombat 9 in July.
Female Strikeforce debutant, Frausto, made her professional debut in February of this year, and has rattled off three decision victories. The California native’s three fights have all taken place in different promotions including her professional Debut with War Gods, and her most recent bout in July with PureCombat.
Pictured: Anthony Ruiz