Pictures: Strikeforce Challengers 9

“Strikeforce Challengers 9” took place at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash., on Friday, July 23, 2010. In the main event, undefeated heavyweight Shane Del Rosario continued his rise with a first round knockout of Hawaii’s Lolohea Mahe. In the co-main event, Strikeforce‘s unbeaten 135 lb. women’s champion Sarah Kaufman power-bombed highly-respected veteran Roxanne Modafferi by … Read more

“Strikeforce Challengers 9” recap: Del Rosario blasts thru Mahe, Kaufman KO’s Modafferi by power slam

EVERETT, Wash. — Shane Del Rosario (10-0 MMA, 5-0 SF) wasted little time in showing why he is an undefeated Heavyweight prospect, dominating Lolohea Mahe with a barrage of powerful kicks, straight punches, and knees from the clinch. With Mahe pressed against the cage midway through the first round, Del Rosario landed a crunching knee … Read more

“Strikeforce Challengers 9” results and play-by-play

“Strikeforce Challengers 9“ takes place tonight, Friday, July 23, at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. The event will air live on Showtime beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. CT. ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and play-by-play commentary during the broadcast.

Strikeforce Challengers weights, quotes and photos from Everett, Wash.

The fighters who will compete in “Strikeforce Challengers 9“ on Friday, July 23, weighed in Thursday at the Ice Box at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash.

“Strikeforce Challengers 7” – fighter quotes & photo gallery

Humphrey, Galvao, Tate & Wilcox all winners on SHOWTIME® from Save Mart Center in  Fresno, Calif. FRESNO, CALIF. (March 26, 2010) – Hometown favorite Lavar “Big” Johnson scored a second round TKO over previously unbeaten Lolohea Mahe at 3:28 in the main event of the SHOWTIME televised STRIKEFORCE Challengers event on Friday night at Save Mart … Read more

“Strikeforce Challengers 7” weigh-in results, photos, and quotes

STRIKEFORCE Challengers, Friday, March 26, from Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.; Five-Fight Telecast Live on SHOWTIME® at 11:45 p.m. ET/ FRESNO, CALIF. (Mar. 25, 2010) — The fighters who will compete in the STRIKEFORCE Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Friday, Mar. 26  airing live on SHOWTIME at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on … Read more

Lavar Johnson to make miraculous return at Strikeforce Challengers March 26

“Abongo” Humphrey to battle George Bush III, Luke Stewart to face Andre Galvao, Zoila Frausto to meet Miesha Tate; Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 1 NEW YORK (Jan. 28, 2010)—Six months ago, Lavar Johnson lay in a hospital bed, clinging to his life after he was gunned down while attending a family barbeque during … Read more

STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ post-fight analysis

STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ brought MMA back to Showtime…boy did it! The Showtime portion of the card would make any MMA promoter envious.

The night started out with big Brett Rogers taking on “Iron Ring” winner “Abongo” Humphrey. “Abongo’s” physique alone is enough to make most men tremble; that is, unless your name is Brett Rogers. Rogers cut down to make the 265-pound heavyweight limit while Humphrey weighed in at 239 pounds.

Rogers was agile and kept an impressive pace for his size; both men did, for that matter. Humphrey kept coming forward but in the end it was his downfall. Rogers’ technical superiority became evident in his crisp striking that repeatedly found its mark.

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