Two competitors scheduled for the card of Strikeforce Challengers 19 have suffered undisclosed injures in training camp, according to promotion officials. Light heavyweight headliner Virgil Zwicker (10-2) has been scratched from an anticipated clash with Lorenz Larkin (11-0), and welterweight prospect Jerron Peoples (4-1) has been removed from an undercard tilt against Joe Ray (5-2). Strikeforce announced the news on late Tuesday afternoon with this tweet.
Injury report! 9/23 headliner Virgil Zwicker injured, out of fight vs Larkin; Jerron Peoples hurt; out of fight vs Ray; replacements TBD
No replacement opponents have been announced by the promotion at this time.
Strikeforce Challengers 19 is slated for September 23rd at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was intended to feature a main event between rising light heavyweight prospects, Larkin and Zwicker.