Estevan Payan vs Michael Bravo, Jorge Gurgel vs Adriano Martins Added to Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine


Estevan Payan

  • 13-3 MMA / 1-0 Strikeforce Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jeff Horlacher, Luis Palomino, Alonzo Martinez


Michael Bravo

  • 7-3 MMA / Strikeforce Debut
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:


Jorge Gurgel

  • 14-8 MMA / 2-3 Strikeforce Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Diego Saravia, John Halverson, Conor Heun

Adriano Martins


Adriano Martins

  • 23-6 MMA / Strikeforce Debut
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Dylan Clay, Ronys Torres, Neilson Gomes


Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine

January 12th, 2013

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Chesapeake Energy Arena


Estevan Payan makes his second appearance inside the Strikeforce cage, following a successful debut against Alonzo Martinez, in which he earned a clear cut unanimous decision. The win was sixth in a row, three of which came by knockout.

Michael Bravo earns a spot in the big show on the heels of three-fight win streak while competing in the regional California MMA scene. Most recently, Bravo defeated Nolan Sules by first round TKO at a Rebel Fighter event last May.

Jorge Gurgel returns for the first time in 17-months, since his unanimous decision loss to Joe Duarte at Strikeforce Challengers 18. The loss was his third in his last four fights, also falling short against Billy Evangelista and KJ Noons. His only win since November of 2009 was a first round guillotine choke victory over Billy Vaughn in March of 2011.

Adriano Martins has won ten out of his last eleven fights, including a current four-fight win streak in the Brazilian MMA regional circuit. Notable wins include a unanimous decision victory over UFC-veteran Ronys Torres and a first round TKO win over Neilson Gomes.



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