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Strikeforce – Fedor vs. Henderson Results

Before I recap some of these fights, I should note that last night was an incredible night at the Sears Centre.  It was a great crowd for a very fun night of fights and I definitely got my monies worth for this event.  It was hilarious if only for the despondent Russian men walking around the parking lot deliriously yelling “NYET!!  NYET!!” in response to the result of the main event.

Heavyweight: Dan Henderson d. Fedor Emelianenko (TKO – Round 1, 4:12)

I still can’t believe this happened.  That round between Henderson and Fedor was an absolute classic.  That was everything I had hoped for from a fight like this, except I was really hoping Fedor would pull through.  Still, the crowd was very behind both fighters and Hendo seemed to be the fan favorite.

I was stunned by how violent the first round ended up being, as both fighters were swinging for the fences from the start.  The finish saw Henderson in trouble but reversing positions on Fedor and briefly knocking the Russian legend unconscious.  I really feel like the stoppage was appropriate since you can see Fedor’s arms going limp at his side as he crumples face first to the mat.

Both fighters have interesting decisions to make from here with Fedor having lost three fights in a row and Hendo’s contract with Strikeforce having expired.  I’m not sure what challenges Hendo has left in Strikeforce and the UFC could work depending on how willing Dana White is to make that happen.  Fedor’s return isn’t guaranteed after last night’s performance and we’ll have to see what “God’s will” dictates.

Women’s Welterweight Title: Miesha Tate d. (c) Marloes Coenen (Submission – Round 4, 3:13)

I did not think we would see Miesha Tate submit Marloes Coenen last night so color me surprised.  I knew Miesha’s wrestling would be strong enough to take the win, but Miesha successfully worked for an arm triangle in the fourth round to become the new Women’s 135 pound (Bantamweight/Welterweight) Champion.

Tate can look forward to rematching with Sarah Kaufman, who holds a win over Tate in her career.  Marloes could likely fight Alexis Davis, who was successful last night against Julie Kedzie.

Welterweight: Tyron Woodley d. Paul Daley (Unanimous Decision)

Paul Daley can’t fight wrestlers.  That is a fact of life.  Tyron Woodley used his strong wrestling to control this fight, though his performance left a bit to be desired even in victory.  Daley was the one who kept this fight exciting while the only word that describes Woodley’s offense is “smothering”.

Middleweight: Tim Kennedy d. Robbie Lawler (Unanimous Decision)

So I don’t think we’ll see Robbie Lawler in Strikeforce anymore.  His performance last night was absolutely miserable and he seemed perfectly content to lose to Tim Kennedy.  Kennedy got the best of the striking and grappling exchanges last night and clearly wanted the victory more than Lawler, who did a whole lot of nothing.

Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine d. Scott Smith (Unanimous Decision)

While we’re at it, let’s get rid of Scott Smith as well.  Tarec Saffiedine abused Smith for 15 minutes and looked good in doing so.  Smith never really got things going and seemed hesitant to strike, while Saffiedine was clearly confident in his abilities as the fight went on.

Lightweight: Gesias Cavalcante d. Bobby Green (Split Decision)

Women’s Welterweight: Alexis Davis d. Julie Kedzie (Unanimous Decision)

Welterweight: Tyler Stinson d. Eduardo Pamplona (KO – Round 1, 0:15)

Middleweight: Derek Brunson d. Lumumba Sayers (Submission – Round 1, 4:33)

Heavyweight: Gabriel Salinas-Jones d. Bryan Humes (Submission – Round 3, 1:19)

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