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“Strikeforce at the Mansion”
Saturday, Sept. 29
Beverly Hills, Calif.
ANTHONY FIGUEROA vs. MIGUEL LINARES
RD1: Linares strkes with a low kick as Figueroa circles looking to strike. Both fighters trade low kicks with neither landing anything significant. Both fighters start trading as they clinch up with Figueroa landing some stinging punches that drop Linares and he finishes him off with strikes.
Anthony Figueroa by TKO, 2:09 of the 1st RD.
LUKE STEWART vs. SAM LIERA
RD1: Liera tags Stewart from the get go as Stewart tries to get it to the ground. They clinch and Stewart gets it to the ground and lands in side control. Liera reverses but Stewart returns the favor and gets into mount. Stewart begins to unload with strikes as Liera deperately tries to defend. Stewart is just pounding on Liera and the refeere needs to stop the fight as Stewart is just mauling him. The fight is finally stopped as Liera was just outgunned tonight.
Luke Stewart by TKO, 3:40 of the 1st RD.
EDDIE MILLIS vs. DANIEL McWILLIAMS
RD1: Millis gets a quick takedown but McWilliams gets back up and keeps Millis in a guillotine choke. They end up on the ground and McWilliams ends up on top but Millis reverses him. Millis goes for a leg lock and McWilliams escapes and mounts Millis, landing a couple of punches before securing a rear naked choke that forces Millis to tap.
Daniel McWilliams with a rear naked choke, 2:05 of the 1st RD.
DEWEY COOPER vs. ADAM SMITH
RD1: Cooper comes out with a low kick and follows it with a combination. Cooper looks very comfortable as he lets loose with kicks as Smith just looks on. Cooper lands a stinging punch and follows it with low kicks. Cooper working comfortably with kicks and punches as Smith hasn’t done much besides be a human punching bag.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cooper.
RD2: Cooper lands a high kick to start the round but Smith catches it, taking Cooper to the ground. Cooper reverses him and ends up on top. Smith has him caught in a guillotine choke but Cooper escapes to his feet. Smith charges him into the cage and gets him to the ground. Smith mounts Cooper but neither fighter does much and they are stood up. They tap gloves and Cooper lands a kick as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Smith.
RD3: Both fighters looked fatigued to start the fight, they clinch against the fence and Smith takes it to the ground. He lands a pair of strikes before Cooper reverses him and gets back to his feet. Cooper lands a pair of stinging punches and Smith takes it to the ground. They are stood back up due to inactivty. They clinch along the fence and Cooper has a guillotine choke as Smith takes it to the ground. They end the fight with Smith stuck in a guillotine.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cooper. MMAWeekly scores the fight 29-28 for Cooper.
Dewey Cooper by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27).
DANIEL PUDER vs. RICHARD DALTON
RD1: Dalton charges Puder into the cage and they clinch along the fence. Puder gets a standing guillotine choke that he really is muscling and trying to finish but Dalton stays calm. Puder keeps in a guillotine position until Dalton escapes and froces him against the cage. Both fighters trade knees in the clinch with neither landing anything solid. Puder again goes for a guillotine choke but Dalton is defending well. Both fighters are clinched along the fence and it finally goes to the ground with Puder going for a kimura. The round ends with Dalton throwing rabbit punches from the top.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Puder.
RD2: Dalton again charges Puder and takes it to the ground. Dalton landing some sporadic ground and pound as they are stood up. Dalton pushes Puder against the cage but Puder reverses him. They seperate and Puder lands a punch that drops Dalton. Puder has him in a turtle position and lands some solid hammer shots. Puder goes for his back but Dalton escapes to his feet. Dalton pushes him along the fence but can’t take him down as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Puder.
RD3: Dalton once again pushes Puder against the fence. Puder reverses him and starts unloading with some knees to the head. Puder mixes in some foot stomps with knees. Dalton escapes and they start to trade strikes but Dalton pushes him to the cage again. They seperate and Dalton lands some solid strikes as they clinch along the fence. Dalton goes for a takedown and Puder holds him down to the end the round.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Puder. MMAWeekly scores the fight 30-27 for Puder.
Daniel Puder by unanimous decision (All Three 30-27).
FALANIKO VITALE vs. RON FIELDS
RD1: Both fighters come out striking as they clinch along the fence. Vitale takes Fields to the ground and is in half guard. He starts to unlaod some solid ground and pound on Fields, getting into side mount. Vitale landing some solid shots as Fields struggles to defend. Vitale is landing at will and Fields taps out to strikes.
Falaniko Vitale by submission (Strikes), 3:02 of the 1st RD.
BOBBY SOUTHWORTH vs. BILL MAHOOD
RD1: Southworth goes for a takedown as they clinch along the fence. Southworth gets the fight to the groun, Southworth throws shots to the body as Mahood signals to the referee that he is injured and the fight is stopped. Mahood seems to have injured his ribs, which forced a stop to the fight.
Bobby Southworth by TKO, 1:15 of the 1st RD.
MATT LEE vs. JORGE MASVIDAL
RD1: Lee comes out aggressive on the feet. Lee lands some solid strikes and that forces Masvidal to take it to the ground. Lee gets back to his feet but Masvidal unloads a flurry of elbows on the feet that drop Lee as Masvidal finishes him off with strikes.
Jorge Masvidal by TKO, 1:33 of the 1st RD.
BILLY EVANGELISTA vs. CLINT CORONEL
RD1: Both fighters feel each other out to start the fight, Coronel lands a couple of solid punches as Evangelista lands low kicks. Evangelista lands some solid low kicks as they circle each other. Evangelista has a cut on his face as they start to trade punches. Evangelista is starting to find his groove as he lands some solid combinations. They trade with Coronel landing some wild hooks and Evangelista with straights. Evangelista lands some more solid punches as Coronel swings and misses. They trade as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Evangelista.
RD2: Coronel swings and misses as Evangelista lands some solid punches. Both guys are swinging and landing solid punches. They are really trading some solid shots as both guys get their strikes in. Both guys are landing punches with Evangelista mixing in low kicks. Coronel lands some good shots as Evangelista responds with a kick to the body. They trade and Coronel gets the best of the exchange to end the round. A really close round with lots of action.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Coronel.
RD3:Coronel lands some solid shots to start the round as Evangelista tries to take it to the ground but Coronel defends well. Both fighters are trading with Coronel landing the better strikes. Evangelista lands a nice elbow and Coronel responds with punches. Both fighters are trading with both getting their shots in. Evangelista gets a takedown and lands in half guard. Evangelista working some ground and pound as Coronel regains guard. Evangelista lands some solid shots as Coronel gets back to his feet just as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Evangelista. MMAWeekly scores the fight 29-28 for Evangelista.
Billy Evangelista by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27).
JOSH THOMSON vs. ADAM LYNN
RD1: Thomson comes out with a low kick as they clinch along the fence. Both guys are trading knees in the clinch. Thomson gets a nice trip takedown but Lynn gets back up to his feet. Thomson lands some solid knees in the clinch as Lynn tries to get it to the ground but Thomson defends well. Both guys are in the clinch ad Thomson gets a knee in the groin. They are restarted and both guys trade strikes with nothing landing for neither fighter. They clinch along the fence but they seperate. Thomson lands a right hand that drops Lynn and he finishes him with strikes on the ground.
Josh Thomson by TKO, 4:45 of the 1st RD.
EUGENE JACKSON vs. JOE RIGGS
RD1: Both fighters start the fight cautious as they feel each other out. Riggs lands a nice one-two combo that wakes Jackson up. Riggs comes in and lands a couple of solid punches as he takes Jackson down. He mounths him then gets his back and transitions to an armbar. He stretches it it but somehow Jackson escapes and gets back to his feet. Riggs gets it back to the ground and gets Jackson’s back. He gets back into mounta nd starts dropping bombs that are hurting Jackson. Riggs gets into side mount and starts dropping bombs that hurt Jackson, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Joe Riggs by TKO, 3:56 of the 1st RD.
GILBERT MELENDEZ vs. TETSUJI KATO
RD1: Melendez goes for a takedown right off the bat but Kato defends well. Melendez lands a couple of solid punches as Kato circles. Kato lands a nice kick and Melendez lands a nice flurry that drops Kato. Melendez tries to finish Kato but he survives and is in Melendez’s guard. Melendez is working some ground and pound, landing some really solid shots. They get back up to the feet and both guys trade shots. Kato is bloodied up as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Melendez.
RD2: Kato lands a shot and Melendez goes for a takedown but Kato defends well. Both fighters being a little more cautious on the feet. Melendez starting to land more shots as Kato face is starting to swell. Melendez goes for a takedown but Kato reverses and goes for his own. They stop the fight to put a mouthpiece back in. Restarted, Melendez looks to be the fresher of two as they trade shots. Kato’s face is starting to become a bloody mess as Melendez is the busier of the two fighters as the round ends.
MMAWeekly score the round 10-9 for Melendez.
RD3: Kato lands a nice low kick and Melendez takes Kato down. Melendez continues to land some solid shots to Kato’s face. Kato gets back to his feet and Melendez seems to hurt his right hand as he just tthrowing with his left. Kato clinches with Melendez and tries to take him down but Melendez defends well. They hit the ground but they get back to the feet. Kato lands a nice straight but Melendez rocks him with a flurry as Melendez turns up the heat. Melendez is landing some solid shots to Kato’s face as Kato’s face totally beaten as the fight ends.
MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Melendez. MMAWeekly scores the fight 30-27 for Melendez.
Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision (30-27).