What a card from StrikeForce! This was an awesome event! Check it out!
Miesha “Takedown” Tate vs. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey
Official: Round 1 – Submission 4:27 Armbar, Ronda Rousey (5-0)
Tate lands strikes but Rousey trips her down! Rousey has the arm in under the minute! It’s looks broke but Tate fights on! Tate has her back! They are going hard on the ground and back on the feet! Rousey eats more shots but throws Tate with a Kubi Nage! Rousey has her back! Has the same arm! It’s broke! Rousey bends it all the way back! She finally taps! Tate’s arm is in bad shape!
KJ Noons vs. Josh “The Punk” Thomson
Official: Unanimous Decision – 29-28, Josh Thomson (19-4-1)
The bell rings and we have fight! Thomson lands a Jump Front Kick to the face! Thomson is mixing in a lot of unorthodox techniques. Thomson gets a sweep and struggles to climb upon top of Noons. Noons is very frustrated with the grappling of Thomson but can’t force a stand up. Noons finally gets his wish and lands some great punches on the feet, he’s going for it now. Body shots are slowing Thomson who once again takes it back to the mat. Noons is very annoyed. Thomson lands a strong sweep, moves for the Arm Triangle! It’s tight! Very tight! Noons refuses to tap! Thomson ends up on his back. Noons simply can’t be broken! Thomson has a strong Half Guard, but Noons keeps him low. Thomson lands hard short strikes on the ground.
KJ is very angry with the fight.
Thomson isn’t happy about his performance, at all.
Paul “Semtex” Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki
Official: Split Decision – 27-30, 29-28, 28-29, Kazuo Misaki (25-11-2-1)
Misaki is holding his ground against Daley. These guys are hitting hard but Misaki is looking good. Much higher pace in round two. Daley begins to find his Left Hook. Misaki’s nose is busted up bad! Daley lands an elbow and opens a nasty cut! Misaki is going in for the kill. Daley is on his bicycle. Misaki unloads a big combo. Great performance and representation of Japanese MMA from Misaki.
Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers
Official: Round 1 – Submission 1:34 Guillotine Choke, Lumumba Sayers (6-2)
Scott Smith looks very soft. Sayers gets a humongous slam! Locks up the Guillotine and Scott Smith is finished with his fourth consecutive loss.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Bristol Marunde
Official: Round 3 – Submission 2:43 Arm Triangle, Ronaldo Souza (15-3-1)
Cautious start from both fighters. Jacare is much more composed. Jacare takes his back! Jacare loses position for striking the back of the head. Jacare drops Marunde! He has his back again but Marunde works back to his feet. Jacare blasts him perfect Spinning Back Kick! Bristol is super tough and can’t be put away. Jacare gets him down and takes his back yet again. He locks up the Arm Triangle!
Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis
Official: Majority Decision – 29-29, 29-28, 29-28, Sarah Kaufman (15-1)
It’s a brawl from the start. Davis gets rocked! Davis has taken some damage as Kaufman’s precision is winning the exchanges. Davis is keeping it competitive but Davis has a serious cut. She is taking a lot of punches. Kaufman eats some stiff shots! Now she’s cut! The crowd is deafening! Wow, what a brawl! Davis finally gets it to the ground! Davis works hard for an arm! What an insane fight! Davis finishes strong on top! This was an incredible fight!
Roger Bowling vs. Brandon Saling
Official: Round 2 – TKO 1:15, Roger Bowling (11-2)
This is a slugfest from the beginning! Both guys get rocked! Bowling gets dropped! But he’s back up and they keep swinging! Bowling takes him down but gets rocked on the feet again! Bowling gets him down again and locks up the Crucifix. Sailing is in trouble! Bowling finishes the round in Mount. Bowling immediately goes back to the ground and into the Crucifix again, this time for good.
Caros Fodor vs. Pat Healy
Official: Round 3 – Submission 3:35 Arm Triangle, Pat Healy (27-16)
Fodor comes out strong but Healy is unphased and gets cage control. Fodor breaks out and cracks Healy with a couple of hard shots! They exchange strikes on the ground. Back on the feet and Fodor has the upper hand. It doesn’t take long before Healy gets it back to the ground. On the feet once again and Fodor still has the advantage but only until Healy gets him down again. Healy locks up an Arm Triangle but as he bails, Fodor locks up a leg but as Fordor bails, Healy hits the Arm Triangle on the other side! It’s over!
Ryan Couture vs. Conor Heun
Official: Round 3 – TKO 2:52, Ryan Couture (4-1)
It doesn’t take long for Couture to run Heun into the cage and beat him up some. Heun gets a big slam! Back on the Couture’s straight right begins to take it’s toll on Heun. Heun continues to score on takedown after takedown. Couture throws submissions at him but can’t catch one. Couture beats him up on top but moves to the back and lights Heun up!