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Strikeforce: Fejiao vs Henderson Quick Results

MAIN CARD RESULTS

  • Dan Henderson def. champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 0:50
  • Champ Marloes Coenen def. Liz Carmouche via submission (triangle choke) – Round 4, 1:29
  • Tim Kennedy def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:41
  • Jorge Masvidal def. Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS

  • Roger Bowling def. Josh Thornburg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jorge Gurgel def. Billy Vaughan via submission (guillotine) – Round 1, 0:44
  • Jason Freeman def. Jason Riley via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 1:52
  • Brian Rogers def. Ian Rammel via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:23
  • Mitch Whitesel def. Marc Cofer via submission (guillotine) – Round 1, 3:55
  • John Kuhner def. J.P. Felty via technical submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:31
 
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Posted by on March 6, 2011 in Quick Results, Strikeforce

 

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Quick Hits for Stories Over the Past Week

 

Sorry everyone for the lack of updates over the past week….. My dog got tangled up in my laptop cord pulling it off my desk, breaking the hard drive. Alas, I have bought a new one and am back in business. Sorry again!

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UFC News

  • Kenny Florian  (14-5-0 MMA/ 11-4 UFC Record) vs Diego Nunes (16-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record) Set for UFC 131 on June 11th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Tito Ortiz Out; Phil Davis (8-0-0 MMA/ 4-0 UFC) in versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ( 19-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26th in Seattle, Washington
  • Dustin Poirier (9-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) vs Rani Yahya (16-6-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) Added to UFC 131
  • Tim Credeur (12-3-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC) vs Ed Herman (19-7-0 MMA/ 4-5 UFC) Targeted for TUF 13 Finale on June 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jason Brilz (18-3-1 MMA/ 3-2 UFC) vs Vladimir Matyushenko (25-5-0 MMA/ 6-3 UFC Record) Set to meet at UFC 129 on April 29th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Darren Elkins (12-2-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC) vs Michihiro Omigawa (12-9-1 MMA/ 0-3 UFC) Targeted for UFC 131
  • Brandon Vera (11-6-0 MMA/ 7-6) returns to UFC roster with last loss against Thiago Silva likely being overturned to a “no contest”
  • Karlos Vemola Out; Eliot Marhall (9-2-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC) Retruns to Meet Luiz Cane (10-3-0 MMA/ 3-3 UFC Record) at UFC 128 on March 19th in Newark, New Jersey
  • Renan Barao (25-1-0 MMA/ UFC Debut) vs Demetrious Johnson (9-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) Likely for TUF 13 Finale
  • Cub Swanson Injured; Fight with Erik Koch Scratched from UFC on Versus 3

Strikforce

  • Meisha Tate Out; Liz Carmouche (5-0-0 MMA/ 2-0 Strikeforce) now meets champion Marloes Coenen (18-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 Strikeforce) for women’s 135-pound title at Strikeforce: Columbus on March 5th in Columbus, Ohio

 

Bellator

  • DJ Linderman (8-1-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Middleweight Champ Hector Lombard (27-2-1 MMA/ 6-0 Bellator) meets Falaniko Vitale ( 28-9-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) in Non-Title Fight at Bellator 44 on May 14th
  • Tim Carpenter (6-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Bellator signs Marlon Sandro (17-2-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) to Multi-Fight Deal
  • Patricio Freire (14-1 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator) vs Georgi Karakhanyan (14-2-1 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37 on March 19th in Concho, Oklahoma
  • Zac George (20-3-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) vs Wilson Reis (11-2-0 MMA/ 3-2 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37
  • Kenny Foster  (8-2-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) vs Eric Larkin (3-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellat0r) Set for Bellator 37
  • Nazareno Malegarie (19-0-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) vs Daniel Straus (14-3-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37
  • Richard Hale (15-3-1 MMA/ Bellator Debut) Added to season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Christian M’Pumbu (15-3-1 MMA/ Bellator Debut) Joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament

 

Local Shows

  • Bobby Lashley (5-1-0) vs James Jack (5-4-1) to headline Titan Fighting Championshps 17 in Kansas City, Kansas on March 25th.
  • Efrain Escudero (15-2-0 MMA) vs Fabricio Camoes (11-5-1) Set for Tachi Palace Fights 9 on May 5th in Lemoore, California
  • Abe Wagner (8-3-0 MMA) vs Aaron Rosa ( 15-3-0 MMA) Added to Titan Fighting Championships 17
  • Houston Alexander (11-6-0 MMA) vs James Irvin (15-8-0) II Added to Shark Fights 14 on March 11th in Lubbock, Texas
  • Vinny Magalhaes (6-5-0 MMA) vs Jake Doerr (6-0-0 MMA) Added to M-1 Challenge on March 25th in Virginia
  • Alan Jouban (1-0-0 MMA) vs Jamie Yager (3-2-0 MMA) Set for Tachi Palace Fights 9

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Bellator, Blog News, Local Shows, News, Strikeforce, UFC

 

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Marloes Coenen vs Miesha Tate Official for Strikeforce: Columbus

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22278/champion-marloes-coenen-vs-miesha-tate-set-for-strikeforce-columbus.mma

Marloes Coenen

-18-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 Strikeforce Record

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Roxanne Modafferi, Sarah Kaufman

Miesha Tate

– 11-2-0 MMA/ 4-1 Strikeforce Record

– 5 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Hitomi Akano, Zoila Frausto, Jan Finney

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Newly-crowned Strikeforce’s 135-pound champion, Marloes Coenen defends her title for the first time against Miesha Tate at Strikeforce: Columbus. The event takes place on March 5th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Marloes Coenen got her first shot at Strikeforce gold in January of last year against the 145-pound juggernaut, Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos. Although she suffered a TKO loss, Coenen was awarded a title shot at her natural fighting weight against Sarah Kaufman. Coenen took the title from Kaufman after locking an armbar in the third round, forcing the tap.

Miesha Tate earned a shot at the title after winning a one-night four-woman tournament last August. She defeated Maiju Kujala in the opening round, and then went on to beat Hitomi Akano by unanimous decision in the finals. Tate has won nine out of her last ten fights, dropping a decision to Sarah Kaufman in May of 2009.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2011 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce: Diaz vs Noons II Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Nick Diaz def. K.J. Noons via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-47, 49-46) (retains Strikeforce welterweight title)
  • Josh Thomson def. Gesias Cavalcante via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Marloes Coenen def. Sarah Kaufman via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 1:59 (becomes new Strikeforce women’s welterweight champion)
  • Tyron Woodley def. Andre Galvao via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:28

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Josh McDonald def. Ron Keslar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jess Bouscal def. Luis Mendoza via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:00
  • Robert Johnson def. Justin Bronson via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:20*
  • Jonathan Chaplin def. Ben Ernest via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)*
  • Jared Hess def. Eric Faria via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:13*
  • Alan Francis Perez def. Johnathan Del Rosario via KO (punches) – Round 3, 0:48*
  • David Blanco def. Christian Buron via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)*
 
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Posted by on October 9, 2010 in Quick Results, Strikeforce

 

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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: Miami Predictions

Main Card

*Welterweight Title Fight*

Nick Diaz vs Marius Zaromiskis

Dream Promotions welterweight champion Marius Zaromiskis makes his Strikeforce debut against Nick Diaz for the vacant title. Nick Diaz has been on a roll as of late, winning 9 out of his last 10 fights not including his win over the #1 lightweight in the world at the time, Takanori Gomi. His win over Gomi was changed to a no contest after testing positive for marijuana after the fight. Zaromiskis has been on a rampage of his own, winning 5 straight on his way to the Dream title. His last three victories have come by brutal head kicks, spawning the nickname “Lil’ Cro Cop”. On the feet, this fight is really anyone’s game… Diaz has unorthodox boxing, where his strikes come from weird angles that end up messing your face up pretty bad. Zaromiskis will have the power advantage, his hands and legs hit like bricks. On the ground, Diaz has the large advantage. Diaz is a black belt under Cesar Gracie, while Zaromiskis is very green on the ground. I  think the first round will be very fast-paced, and Zaromiskis will look for the big KO with the head kicks. If Diaz can avoid the big shot, i see him using his striking skills to annoy and frustrate Zaromiskis and take him out of his game. If this fight hits the ground at any point, i see Diaz grabbing an arm or a neck to finish the fight. If it stays on the feet, Diaz eventually gets a TKO victory in the championship rounds. But when you have power like Zaromiskis, you always have a punchers chance.

Prediction: Nick Diaz def Marius Zaromiskis via TKO – Rd. 4

* Women’s Featherweight Title*

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs Marloes Coenen

Marloes Coenen has been very confident in her striking abilities against Cyborg Santos. Honestly, if she had the striking abilities of BJ Penn, i feel she should do whatever she could to bring this fight to the ground. But then, even if she does get the fight to the ground, Santos is a BJJ Purple Belt under Christiano Marcello. Coenen is a small fish in a shark tank. Cristiane Cyborg Santos has arrived as the top female fighter in the world, and i don’t see that crown being taken away….. ever.

Prediction: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Marloes Coenen by TKO – Rd. 1

Robbie Lawler vs Melvin Manhoef

Power Striker vs Power Striker. Neither one of these guys are going to look to take this fight to the ground. I think Lawler has a little bit of an advantage in precision striking, giving him the small advantage in the fight. Either one could be going to sleep though.

Prediction: Robbie Lawler def. Melvin Manhoef by KO – Rd. 2

Bobby Lashley vs Wes Sims

It took forever, but Wes Sims ended up being Lashley’s first opponent in Strikeforce. It’s the perfect match-up for Lashley, because Sims will pose no threat and has no problem with receiving a beating. Hopefully, this will be Lashley’s only “gimme” fight and after he dispossess Sims, more worthy challengers will follow. Lashley’s strong wrestling background will be his focus point in this fight. We saw Justin Wren take down and submit Sims with ease on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter and Lashley if 5x the athlete as him.

Prediction: Bobby Lashley def. Wes Sims by Arm Triangle Choke – Rd. 1

Herschel Walker vs Greg Nagy

In the most hyped fight of the night, 47 year old, Hiesman Trophy winner Herschel Walker makes his MMA debut against Greg Nagy. There really isn’t any information on either fighter to make an accurate prediction. So let’s compare what we do know….

Training:

Nagy has been training since 2008 ; Walker has been training for 3 months.   Advantage: Nagy

Camp:

Nagy trains at the RITC Training Center ; Walker trains at American Kickboxing Academy.    Advantage: Walker

Age:

Nagy is 25 ; Walker is 47      Advantage: Nagy

Experience:

Nagy has 2 professional fights ; Walker has none    Advantage: Nagy

Well there you have it, Nagy (shocks?) the world and defeats Walker 3-1

Prediction: Greg Nagy def. Herschel Walker by TKO – Rd. 2

Jay Hieron vs Joe Riggs

First of all, thank you EASportsMMA.com for airing this fight, since Strikeforce and Showtime are not smart enough to do it themselves. Jay Hieron is probably the best welterweight that the casual MMA fan has no idea about. He’s incredibly dangerous on the feet, and equally as talented on the ground. Joe Riggs has a ton of experience and is tough as nails, but there is just no where in this fight he has an advantage. I like Hieron being able to use his crisp striking to outpoint Riggs in the first round, and then go for the kill in the 2nd. The only chance Riggs has is if this fight ends up in a slugfest, where both fighters are just throwing wild hay-makers.

Prediction: Jay Hieron def. Joe Riggs by TKO – Rd. 2

Prelim Fights

Not worth talking about.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2010 in Predictions, Strikeforce

 

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