Strikeforce Challengers: Fodor vs. Terry takes place this evening at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., and is headlined by a lightweight bout between rising stars Caros Fodor (10-3) vs. James Terry (10-2).
The Strikeforce Challengers 16 main card will air LIVE on Showtime this evening starting at 11 p.m. ET (delayed on West Coast). Join us here at ProMMAnow.com(www.prommanow.com) as we provide LIVE results and play-by-play analysis of the event.
Strikeforce Challengers 16 quick results:
- Caros Fodor def. James Terry by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Matt Ricehouse def. Ryan Couture by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Lorenz Larkin def. Gian Villante by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Jason High def. Quinn Mulhern by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Julia Budd def. Germaine de Randamie by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Derek Brunson def. Jeremy Hamilton by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Eduardo Pamplona def. Jerron Peoples by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (2:40)
- Trevor Smith def. Keith Berry by technical submission (north-south choke) Rd 2 (3:02)
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Strikeforce Challengers 16 play-by-play:
Germaine de Randamie vs. Julia Budd
Round 1 – Budd puts de Randamie against the cage, pressing her from the clinch. Budd gets the takedown but de Randamie has Budd’s head in a guillotine. It’s not tight. Budd puts some fists in her ribs. Budd on top in half guard and pops her head out. Budd moves to full mount. De Randamie bucks up from the bottom but Budd maintains position. Budd postures up with punches. She then transitions to an armbar but de Randamie escapes and ends up on top. She lets Budd up to her feet. Budd shoots, presses her to the cage and gets a single leg takedown. De Randamie throwing strikes from the bottom. Budd inside her full guard, staying busy enough at this point but doing no damage. Budd’s left eye is black and swollen. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Budd.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Budd. De Randamie fires back with a one two. Budd locks her up and presses her to the cage. De Randamie throws a knee but misses. Budd goes for a takedown but de Randamie grabs the cage and prevents it. De Randamie lands some elbows to Budd’s head as she stays relentless on her takedown attempt. Budd still working for it as de Randamie continues to give her some rabbit punches. Budd finally gets a single leg takedown. De Randamie uses the cage to push off and flip over and get to her feet. From the clinch de Randamie gives her some nice knees to the body. Budd looking for the takedown again, looking like a female Clay Guida. Budd gets the takedown. De Randamie has her in a guillotine headlock, preventing Budd from doing much with top position. Budd pops her head out and is in half guard. Budd bloodied up as De Randamie punches her numerous times from the bottom. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Budd.
Round 3 – Now both of Budd’s eyes are black and swollen. One two from de Randamie. Budd shoots but gets pushed aside. Budd goes for a leglock and de Randamie starts drilling her with punches. Budd covers up as de Randamie throws punches. De Randamie drops down for a guillotine choke, they roll over and Budd is free from the choke. De Randamie is on top in half guard, now full guard. Up kick from Budd connects. De Randamie lands a few nice shots as she postures up. Budd gets to her knees then feet. She slams de Randamie and is on top in half guard. De Randamie has full guard now. Budd with short little punches to the body. De Randamie looks for some type of submission but not even close. Ref stands them up. Budd shoots and eats a jumping knee. Budd gets the takedown though and stays just busy enough. De Randamie never stops punching from the bottom. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Julia Budd.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Julia Budd def. Germaine de Randamie by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Jason High vs. Quinn Mulhern
Round 1 – King Mo in High’s corner. Mulhern comes in swinging, delivers a knee. High with a leg kick. Big leg kick from High. Mulhern with a jab and High puts him down with a single leg. Mulhern is back up though only to get put right back down. High punches him in the body and Mulhern lands an upkick to the body. Big body kick, then head kick from High. High takes him back down and Mulhern grabs a leg, looking for a submission. High pulls out and Mulhern gets up. Right hand from Mulhern but High puts him back on the ground. Mulhern has full guard as High postures up. Mulhern grabs a leg but High pulls out. Mulhern stands up. High with a left, then a takedown. Mulhern has full guard. High stands up. Mulhern lands an upkick to the body, then stands up. High with one more takedown, a knee tap, before the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for High.
Round 2 – High puts him down early. Mulhern has full guard. High stands up and throws some big punches as he dives back into Mulhern’s guard. Mulhern trying to control High’s position. High stands up. Mulhern grabs a leg. High gets out, Mulhern gets up and comes after him swinging. High ducks under, picks him up for a big slam. Mulhern eats a left, then stands up. Body kick from Mulhern, High catches it and puts him right back down. Mulhern uses a body triangle to hold High inside his guard. Mulhern lets it go. High stands and dives with a punch. Mulhern with the body triangle again. One minute to go in the round. Nice left hand from High. They stand up. One two from High. Mulhern with a crane kick and ends right back down on his back. High stands up and dives in with a punch. Mulhern with a couple elbows off his back. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for High. I think he’s had about 15 takedowns so far.
Round 3 – Uppercut from Mulhern but gets put right back on his back. He pulls mission control, lets it go as High has half guard. Mulhern regains full guard. High postures up. Mulhern attacking from bottom with up kicks. High lets Mulhern up, lands some punches then puts Mulhern right back down. Mulhern lands some elbows off his back. High stands up and the ref lets Mulhern up. High shoots immediately and puts Mulhern down. High goes for a D’arce choke and Mulhern escapes. High inside his guard now. Mulhern gets to his knees then feet and has High’s leg. High pulls out, scrambles, and ends back inside Mulhern’s open guard. Mulhern eventually gets to his feet but High immediately slams him face first into the mat. High ends the round on top in half guard. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Jason High.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jason High def. Quinn Mulhern by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Gian Villante vs. Lorenz Larkin
Round 1 – Leg kick from Villante. Push kick, leg kick. Larkin circling. One minute in and Larkin has not thrown a shot. Villante shoots, picks Larkin up high and slams him. Villante on top in half gaurd. Vilannte with an elbow. Villante trying to pass guard but Larkin doing a good job controlling. Villante with some nice elbows. Larkin recovers full guard. Larkin pulls mission control. Villante with some small shots to the body, one to the head. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Villante.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Villante. Front kick from Larkin. Left hook from Villante, blocked. Villante catches a kick but can’t take him down. Villante presses him to the cage. Larkin punches Villante’s thighs. Nice knee to the body from Larkin. Uppercut from Larkin on the break, nice jab, just misses an uppercut. Larkin with a nice knee and a jab, big big leg kick on the outside and inside. Left hook from Larkin. Big leg kick again. Jab, body kick from Larkin.Villante flat footed now. Head kick, blacked but still hits hard. Big leg kick from Larkin. One two body kick. Leg kick lands low and Villante gets time to recover. Switch kick from Larkin at the bell. Villante gives him a high five. Villante’s corner tells him to take his head out of his [expletive]. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Larkin.
Round 3 – Larkin dancing. Leg kick, one two punch. Villante gets poked in the eye. They let it go. Villante with a high kick, blocked. Villante shoots, stuffed. Leg kick from Larkin, again. Leg kick from Villante. Right hand from Larkin. Leg kick from Larkin, double jab, then a big right. Front kick from Larkin. Larkin unloads some shots. Villante shoots, stuffed. Villante with a leg kick. Less than a minute to go. Villante shoots, stuffed. Leg kick from Larkin. Body kick from Villante. Right hand from Larkin, he shoots with ten seconds left and gets the takedown. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Larkin.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Lorenz Larkin def. Gian Villante by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
COMMENTS: I think Larkin could have finished him had he poured it on more. It sort of fell into a sparring match in the third round. Still a pretty good showing from Larkin. Villante just slowed down tremendously after round one. Maybe he got hurt with some of those leg kicks.
Ryan Couture vs. Matt Ricehouse
Round 1 – Ryan with a double jab, dancing around. Ricehouse throws a high kick, blocked. Ryan ties him up, gives a knee to the body. Leg kick from Ricehouse. Again. Nice right from Ricehouse. Ryan with his hands a bit low. Left jab from Ryan. Body shots from Ricehouse and a knee from Couture. Leg kick from Couture. Couture using a lot of footwork. Knee to the body and a right hand from Couture after an exchange. Knee from Ricehouse and Ryan puts him against the cage. Knees from Couture as he presses. Ricehouse turns Ryan to the cage. Knee from Ricehouse, Ryan gives one back and they separate in the center of the cage. Ricehouse stalking. Leg kick from Ryan. Ricehouse catches it and trips Ryan to the mat. Couture grabs his ankle. Ricehouse goes to the ground inside his guard briefly but stands up and kicks Couture’s thighs. Ryan stands up. leg kick, body kick. Knee from Couture. Close round. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 to Ricehouse.
Round 2 – Front kick from Couture. Couture ties him up, gives a knee and a punch on the break. Leg kick from Ryan. Body kick from Ricehouse. They tie up, knee from Ricehouse. Again. Knee from Couture to the body. High kick from Ricehouse is blocked. Leg kick from Ricehouse. Right hand from Ricehouse on the counter. Ricehouse shoots, stuffed. Ryan puts him against the cage and goes for his own takedown. Great defense by both guys. They exchange knees and square up in the center. Very evenly matched. Counter left from Ricehouse then a counter right. Body kick stuns Couture. Ricehouse stalking now. Jab and a knee from Ricehouse. Leg kick from Ricehouse, then a one two as Ryan drops his hands. He’s asking to get KO’d like that. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Ricehouse.
Round 3 – Right hand from Ricehouse. Leg kick from Ricehouse. Leg kick from Ryan. Ricehouse trying to counter all this dancing. Ryan ties up Ricehouse, pushes him to the cage. Knees and an elbow from Couture on the break. Knee to the face from Couture. Nice right from Couture. Knee to the body from Ricehouse. Big right from Ricehouse, then a knee to the body. Another right from Ricehouse. Nice right from Ricehouse. Ricehouse grabs a kick and trips Ryan to the ground. Ricehouse goes into his guard, big right hand. Couture tries to grab a leg but Ricehouse pulls out. Couture meets him on the feet. Knee to the body from Ricehouse. Thirty seconds left. They tie up against the cage, exchange knees. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Ricehouse and the fight 30-27 for Ricehouse.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Matt Ricehouse def. Ryan Couture by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
COMMENTS: So will Couture keep fighting? He’s never seemed terribly committed to MMA as a career.
James Terry vs. Caros Fodor
Round 1 – Fodor stalking. Terry turns him to the cage then backs out. Fodor chases him to the other side of the cage, the tie up and Terry turns him to the cage. They exchange shots and tie back up against the cage. Fodor with a knee to the gut. They exchange knees. Fodor with a knee to the body and Terry trying to get enough distance to strike but Fodor won’t give him the distance and continues to chase. Fodor with a knee. They tie up. Terry pushing him to the cage. Terry backs out Fodor chases, tags him hard and Terry’s face bleeding now as Terry lands another combo. They tie up briefly, exchange punches, Terry turns him into the cage, backs out. Left hand from Fodor. Right, left from Fodor. Knee from Terry as he grabs a collar tie. He tries to back out but Fodor stays on him. Knee from Terry as they tie up again. Terry backs out. Overhand right from Fodor. Terry misses an uppercut, Fodor ducks under for the shot. Terry stuffs it, picks him up and drops him on his head. Terry stands over him and Fodor kicks him in the body. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Fodor.
Round 2 – Terry’s coach Cung Le gives him some advice to step to the side and counter. Fodor already chasing him down. They tie up, Terry drops levels against the cage.Fodor defending the takedown. Terry picks him up and puts Fodor on his back. Terry on top in half guard. Terry looking for the arm triangle. Fodor with his feet on the cage. Terry tries to mount but Fodor pushes him off and gets up. Fodor with a left as he stalks. They tie up, Terry with underhooks. Knee from Fodor to the body. Terry backs out. Fodor grabs a collar tie and lands a knee. Terry with a knee. Fodor lands a knee to the face. Left hand from Fodor, another knee scores. One minute to go. Knee from Fodor, again. Clinched against the cage. Terry drops levels. Fodor with a knee. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Fodor.
Round 3 – They exchange punches and Fodor gets the best of it. Fodor walking him down, landing some nice shots. Terry fires back, gets underhooks and puts Fodor against the cage. Terry backs out. One two from Terry. Left jab from Fodor. Terry with a right. Fodor with a low knee and time is called. Leg kick from Terry. Terry shoots, stuffed. Short uppercuts from the clinch from Fodor. Terry backing up, swinging and missing. Fodor with a leg kick. Again. Terry with a double jab, shoots, but stuffed. Clinch. Knees from both. One and half minutes left in the fight. Tied up against the cage, battling for position. Fodor drops down for a guillotine but does not have guard and Terry gets out. Terry on top in half guard and throws some light punches at the end of the round. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Fodor and the fight 30-27 for Fodor.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Caros Fodor def. James Terry by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)