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Strikeforce – Diaz vs. Cyborg Results

Welterweight Title: Nick Diaz d. Evangelista Santos (Submission – Round 2, 4:50)

This ended up being a very fun fight which showed off the contrast between two great strikers.  Santos threw a number of powerful kicks and put a lot behind his punches, but Diaz’s boxing was spot on and kept “Cyborg” off guard.  “Cyborg” looked to gas out fairly early, but fought hard in the second round.  It meant little, as Diaz was able to control this fight with very sharp striking.  Once Santos scored the takedown, Diaz’s jiu-jitsu was beautiful.  He submitted “Cyborg” with little time left in the second round and cemented his place as one of the top Welterweights in the world.

Middleweight Title: Ronaldo Souza d. Robbie Lawler (Submission – Round 3, 2:00)

Souza’s grappling was too much for the veteran Lawler, as “Jacare” was able to pull of the rear naked choke in round 3.  It looked like Souza was in a bit of trouble in round 1, but Lawler did a poor job taking advantage of a dazed opponent.  Lawler seemed to have no problem following “Jacare” to the ground, which was a massive mistake.  Lawler defended Souza fairly well on the ground, but the superior grappling of “Jacare” caught up to Lawler in the end.

Light Heavyweight: Roger Gracie d. Trevor Prangley (Submission – Round 1, 4:19)

Roger Gracie looked very, very impressive tonight.  Once the fight got to the ground, Gracie’s work was beautiful.  Prangley, an experienced fighter, was absolutely defenseless to Gracie’s prodigal grappling.  Prangley couldn’t do a thing without Gracie being draped all over him.  I look forward to a step up in competition for Gracie, and a fight with “King Mo” Lawal would be a great bout.

Heavyweight: Herschel Walker d. Scott Carson (TKO – Round 1, 3:13)

No surprises in this fight as Walker controlled Carson most of the way.  Walker was aggressive throughout the fight and put a ton of pressure on Carson.  Walker put himself into bad positions, which took him too long to recognize.  I can see why Herschel is fighting guys like Greg Nagy and Carson, since he might have a really hard time against a more capable heavyweight fighter.

Women’s Welterweight: Germaine de Randamie d. Stephanie Webber (KO – Round 1, 4:25)

Germaine de Randamie’s kickboxing was as advertised as she scored a brutal knockout win over Stephanie Webber.  de Randamie’s groundwork is improving, though it leaves a lot to be desired.  Once she gets a little more training in, she should easily be one of the top female fighters in Strikeforce.

Welterweight: Nate Moore d. Nathan Coy (KO – Round 2, 0:25)

Nate Moore’s striking look very sharp in this knockout victory.  Coy did very little damage and didn’t do much to put Moore in trouble.  We should see Moore on an upcoming Challengers card following this victory.

Lightweight: Isaiah Hill d. Bobby Stack (Submission – Round 1, 1:02)

I’ll definitely have to eat some crow on this one as Hill was able to get a quick win.  He caught Stack off guard early with some knees and Hill pulled off the submission when it went to the ground.  In all honesty, neither fighter looked very good.  In victory, Hill still managed to look lost and seemed more willing to throw flashy shots instead of effective shots.  A win is a win, but I’m not sure how far Isaiah Hill can go in Strikeforce.

Catchweight (180 lbs.): Ron Keslar d. Eric Lawson (Submission – Round 1, 1:57)

Lawson appeared to be in control very early on, but Keslar grabbed a nice armbar and forced Lawson to tap out.  Keslar kept his cool when under pressure and got the victory.

Welterweight: James Terry d. Lucas Gamaza (TKO – Round 1, 3:26)

Terry looked pretty sharp in dispatching his bigger opponent.  Gamaza just couldn’t keep up with Terry and got hit pretty hard for his troubles.  James Terry should get another look on an upcoming Strikeforce Challengers show.

Women’s Catchweight (120 lbs.): Jenna Castillo d. Charlene Gellner (TKO – Round 2, 3:57)

Castillo’s striking was the difference in this fight.  Gellner worked to bring the fight to the ground, but Castillo proved to be too dangerous.  Both fighters looked raw, but Castillo showed a bit of potential.

Amateur Catchweight (150 lbs.): Anthony Dariano d. Alan Perez (Unanimous Decision)

Amateur Catchweight (165 lbs.): Ricky Jackson d. Niko Jackson (Unanimous Decision)

Amateur Welterweight: Armin Safiari d. Sam Bracamonte (Unanimous Decision)

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