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Luke Rockhold Out; Melvin Manhoef Expected to Face Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce: Columbus

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22329/kennedy-likely-to-meet-manhoef-not-rockhold-at-strikeforce-feijao-vs-henderson.mma

Melvin Manhoef

24-8-1 MMA/ 0-1 Strikeforce Record

2 Fight Losing Streak

– Notable Wins: Kazuo Misaki, Mark Hunt, Kazushi Sakuraba

Tim Kennedy

– 12-3-0 MMA/ 3-1 Strikeforce Record

– Won 4 of last 5 Fights

– Notable Wins: Trevor Prangley, Josh Thompson, Jason “Mayhem” Miller

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Due to an apparent leg injury, Luke Rockhold has been forced out of his announced fight with Tim Kennedy. Instead, Kennedy will meet Dutch kick-boxer Melvin Manhoef. Originally Kennedy was slotted to face Jason “Mayhem” Miller, but was later announced that Rockhold would be his opponent. Strikeforce: Columbus takes place on March 5th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Melvin Manhoef looks to snap a current two-fight losing streak. He made his Strikeforce debut in January of last year against Robbie Lawler. Manhoef got off to an early start hurting Lawler with strikes, but when Manhoef went in for the finish, Lawler KO’d him with a vicious right hand to the jaw for the dramatic comeback victory. Manhoef then went to Japan to compete in DREAM’s light heavyweight tournament, but was upset by Tatsuya Mizuno in the first round.

Tim Kennedy started his Strikeforce career with three consecutive victories, including wins over Nick Thompson and Trevor Prangley. The streak earned him a shot at the vacant middleweight title against Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, but lost a closely contested unanimous decision.

 

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2011 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Jason “Mayhem” Miller Out; Luke Rockhold in versus Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce: Columbus

MMA Weekly Reports:

http://mmaweekly.com/kennedy-vs-rockhold-evangelista-vs-masvidal-added-to-strikeforce-ohio-tickets-on-sale-this-week

Luke Rockhold

– 7-1-0 MMA/ 6-0 Strikeforce Record

– 6 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Paul Bradley, Cory Devela, Jesse Taylor

Tim Kennedy

– 12-3-0 MMA/ 3-1 Strikeforce Record

– Won 4 of last 5 Fights

– Notable Wins: Trevor Prangley, Josh Thompson, Jason “Mayhem” Miller

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An original scheduled fight between Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller and Tim Kennedy has been scratched. Instead, the Army veteran will meet top middleweight prospect Luke Rockhold at Strikeforce: Columbus. The event takes place on March 5th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Tim Kennedy started his Strikeforce career with three consecutive victories, including wins over Nick Thompson and Trevor Prangley. The streak earned him a shot at the vacant middleweight title against Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, but lost a closely contested unanimous decision.

Luke Rockhold is considered one of the best prospects at 185-pounds. He is currently on a six-fight win streak, including victories over Paul Bradley and UFC veteran, Jesse Taylor. Rockhold has been apart of Strikeforce’s Challengers series for his last three bouts, but makes the jump to the big shows to face Kennedy.

 

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2011 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg News and Notes/ Who or What’s Next?

News and Notes

– It was two rowdy fans that threw a water bottle and beer at Nick Diaz following his victory over Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos. Supposedly some Nick Diaz fans “took care” of the problem.

– Nick Diaz isn’t impressed with either potential next challenger – Paul Daley or Tyron Woodley

– ‘Jacare’ ready for all challengers, except Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller

– ‘Jacare’ also would like to return to the cage as soon as possible

– Herschel Walker isn’t promising a third fight yet, but if he does fight again, he wants a tougher opponent

– Walker has no desire to be an alternate in the heavyweight GP

– Coker announced the attendance at 9,059

– Jeff Monson has already been rumored to be Roger Gracie’s next opponent

– Darren Uyenoyama was in attendance Saturday night, and mentioned on Twitter that he could be fighting for Strikeforce and U.S. soil soon.

Matches to Make after Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg

  • Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley
  • Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos vs Jorge Masvidal
  • Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller
  • Robbie Lawler vs Luke Rockhold
  • Herschel Walker vs Abe Wagner
  • Roger Gracie vs Jeff Monson
  • Trevor Prangley vs Antwain Britt
  • Nate Moore vs Bobby Voelker
  • James Terry vs Roger Bowling
 

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Sarah Kaufman vs Marloes Coenen; Matt Lindland vs Luke Rockhold Set for Oct. 9 Strikeforce Card

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20382/kaufman-vs-coenen-lindland-vs-rockhold-set-for-oct-9-strikeforce-diaz-also-likely.mma

Sarah Kaufman

– 12-0-0 MMA/ 4-0 Strikeforce Record

– Strikeforce 135 lb. Women’s Champion

– 9 TKO, 3 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Takayo Hashi, Miesha Tate, Roxanne Modafferi

Marloes Coenen

-17-4-0 MMA/ 1-1 Strikeforce Record

– Lost 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Roxanne Modafferi

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Matt Lindland

– 22-7-0 MMA/ 1-1 Strikeforce

– Lost 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Carlos Newton, Jeremy Horn, Kevin Casey

Luke Rockhold

– 7-1-0 MMA/ 6-0 Strikeforce Record

– 6 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Paul Bradley, Cory Devela, Jesse Taylor

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2010 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce: Challengers VI Quick Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Sarah Kaufman def. Takayo Hashi via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
  • Karl Amoussou vs. Trevor Prangley results in a technical draw (accidental eye-poke) – Round 1, 4:14
  • Luke Rockhold def. Paul Bradley via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:24
  • Tarec Saffiedine def. James Terry via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Yancy Medeiros def. Raul Castillo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS

  • Wayne Phillips def. Eric Lawson via verbal submission (arm-bar) – Round 1, 4:27
  • Samuel Bracamnonte def. Chris Stewart via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:59
  • Tristan Arenal def. George Miller via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:30
  • Jesse Tobar def. Johnson Nguyen via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:24
  • Renee Robinson def. Lilia Salas via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:06
  • Steve Dickey def. Alan Lummel via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:33
  • Ronald Carillo def. Anthony De Los Santos via submission (arm-bar) – Round 2, 1:20
 
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Posted by on February 27, 2010 in Quick Results, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce Challengers VI Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD

  • Takayo Hashi (132) vs. Sarah Kaufman (133.8) for first-ever welterweight title
  • Karl Amoussou (184.5) vs. Trevor Prangley (185)
  • Paul Bradley (186) vs. Luke Rockhold (185)
  • Tarec Saffiedine (170) vs. James Terry (169)
  • Raul Castillo (183) vs. Yancy Medeiros (185.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Eric Lawson (185.5) vs. Wayne Phillips (183.5)
  • Samuel Bracamnonte (180) vs. Chris Stewart (182.5) (a)
  • Tristan Arenal (156) vs. George Miller (155.8) (a)
  • Jesse Tobar (141.5) vs. Johnson Nguyen (144.8) (a)
  • Renee Robinson (141) vs. Lilia Salas (145) (a)
  • Steve Dickey (242.8) vs. Alan Lummel (253) (a)
  • Ronald Carillo (132.8) vs. Anthony De Los Santos (134) (a)
 
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Posted by on February 25, 2010 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Paul Bradley Training for Luke Rockhold at Strikeforce Challengers VI

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2010 in Strikeforce, Videos

 

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