Saturday, June 25, 2011
STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 16 RESULTS: Caros Fodor and Matt Ricehouse Upset James Terry and Ryan Couture - 6/24/11
In the main event, Caros "The Future" Fodor proved that he is indeed the future of the Strikeforce lightweight division with an impressive decision win over Cung Le protégé James Terry. Fodor fended off most of Terry's takedown attempts and won the striking battle en route to winning a consensus judges' decision.
In the highly entertaining lightweight co-main event, UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture's son Ryan Couture lost for the first time in his young career. Couture simply got outhustled by Matt Ricehouse and lost a unanimous decision. Ricehouse looked much crisper than Couture and showed a great deal of calm in fighting against such a highly publicized opponent who was supposed to beat him.
Friday, June 24, 2011
DEEP 54 IMPACT RESULTS: Takafumi Otsuka Outpoints Hiroshi Nakamura for Vacant Bantamweight Title - 6/24/11
|Takafumi Otsuka - Pic by Taro Irei for Sherdog|
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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In the main event, Dan "The Upgrade" Lauzon won his third straight fight since being released from the UFC after back-to-back losses to Efrain Escudero and Cole Miller. Lauzon scored a first-round TKO win over WCF veteran Noah Weisman to capture the vacant WCF Lightweight Championship. Dan Lauzon is the younger brother of current UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon.
In the co-main event, Team Bombsquad's Anthony Leone finally got off the schneid with a unanimous decision victory over Bill Jones. After starting his MMA career 8-0, Leone went on to lose 4 straight fights in the WEC, Bellator and Strikeforce.
BITETTI COMBAT 9 RESULTS: Bruno 'Carioca' Santos Wins Middleweight Combat Cup Tournament in Brazil - 6/18/11
In the main event, Bruno "Carioca" Santos won the one-night middleweight tournament after fighting for a combined 35 minutes and scoring 3 unanimous decision victories. At just 23-years-old, Carioca is undefeated at 12-0, although he isn't the flashiest of fighters with his wrestling-based top-control fighting style.
Bruno Carioca outpointed Angel "Aplanadora" Orellana and Vitor Nobrega to make it to the finale, where he captured the 185-pound tournament crown with a decision victory over Julio Cesar Dos Santos, who had beaten Ricardo De Oliveira and Patrick Filex earlier in the night.
STRIKEFORCE: OVEREEM VS WERDUM RESULTS: Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett Advance in Grand Prix - 6/18/11
STRIKEFORCE: OVEREEM VS WERDUM was held Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. The main card aired live on Showtime and the undercard fights aired live on HDNet. The top two fights were quarterfinal bouts for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.