Lightweight Travers inks 5-fight deal with Strikeforce
Considered one of the top lightweight prospects in the sport, Bryan Travers has signed a five-fight deal to compete in Strikeforce as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the negotiations on Monday.
Travers, a former Palace Fighting Championships welterweight champion, has amassed an impressive 13-1 record, and now competes at 155 pounds, where he expects to find immediate success.
A product of the wrestling program at Bakersfield College, Travers has added a strong jiu-jitsu game as well working under Dan Camarillo, currently holding a purple belt on his way to a brown.
While there is no set date on his debut, Travers could end up on the Strikeforce card in November, which is likely to feature the heavyweight tilt between Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers.
As the Strikeforce lightweight division tries to solidify one champion, with current titleholder Josh Thomson recovering from an injury and interim champion Gilbert Melendez chomping at the bit for a rematch, the addition of Travers helps bolster a tough 155-pound weight class.
Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more information on Bryan Travers' debut as it becomes available.