Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com this evening for all the results live as they happen from the Strikeforce: Overeem Vs Werdum event in Dallas, Texas.
The preliminary action, which airs live on HDNet, is set to begin at aprox at 8pm ET (1am UK), while the main card gets underway at 10pm ET (3am UK).
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Alistair Overeem defeats Fabricio Werdum by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Josh Barnett defeats Brett Rogers by submission (arm triangle) at 1.17mins of Rd2
Jorge Masvidal defeats K.J. Noons by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Daniel Cormier defeats Jeff Monson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Chad Griggs defeats Valentijn Overeem by TKO at 2.08mins of Rd1
Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Wilcox ends in a “no decision”
An unfortunate ending here early in the second round as Wilcox finds himself the victim of an unintentional eye poke. He immediately drops to the floor and is obviously in some distress. A doctor steps in and after taking a close look and questioning the fighter she’s left with no choice but to call a halt to the contest. Up to that point Wilcox had appeared to be getting the better of the stand-up action.
Conor Heun defeats Magno Almeida by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
The story of this fight was Almeida’s terrific submission skills from off his back, and Huen’s remarkable ability to defend them against the odds. In the first Heun was tangled up in a leglock, in the second he found himself caught in a painfully deep armbar but somehow survived, and had more of the same in the third. In-between all this Huen does get the better of the action though, and coupled with a strong ending to the fight in which he rained down ground and pound on Almedia he manages to get the decision. It comes at a cost though, with one of his arms appearing to have been broken during one of the numerous submission holds.
Nah-Shon Burrell defeats Joe Ray by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
The first round was worrying for Burrell despite spending much of it working from top control, with Ray throwing up incessent submission attempts from his back. Though he wasn’t able to force the tap it was enough to give Ray the round. Not easily deterred, Burrell took Ray down again in the second, and this time was able to steer clear of serious danger, though he didn’t get off much offense. In the third Burrell began to capitalize on Ray beginning to fatigue, getting the better of the stand-up action and some more spells on top which is enough to win him the round and get the nod on the judges scorecards.
Isaac Vallie-Flagg defeats Brian Melancon by unanimous decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Slightly surprising decision here. Melancon came out like a bat out of hell in the first round both on the feet and on the mat, but wasn’t able to put away Vallie-Flagg who survived and got the better of the action in the second round as Melancon’s pace slowed. The final round was close, but several successful takedowns from Melancon appeared to tip the balance in his favor on my scorecard…though apparently not in the judges.
Todd Moore def. Mike Bronzoulis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)