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.

Jesse “JT Money” Taylor to face Luke Rockhold at Strikeforce Challengers on Nov. 6

Jesse "JT Money" Taylor takes on Luke Rockhold on Nov. 6 in Fresno.
Jesse "JT Money" Taylor takes on Luke Rockhold Nov. 6 in Fresno.

On Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, Strikeforce – Challenger Series 4 will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. and air live on Showtime. In addition to the main event between Billy Evangelista and Jorge Gurgel, The Ultimate Fighter 7 finalist Jesse Taylor (13-4) will be taking on Strikeforce submission expert Luke Rockhold (5-1).

PROMMA.INFO confirmed the bout on Tuesday with sources close to the fighters’ camps and both fighters announced the fight on their Facebook accounts today.

Taylor made his Strikeforce debut in August against Xtreme Couture “Thoroughbred” Jay Hieron. Taylor was on a seven fight win streak going into the fight but lost a unanimous decision after three hard rounds.

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Strikeforce Challenger Series hits the Pacific Northwest

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned Strikeforce and Showtime will present their second “Strikeforce Challenger Series” event on June 19th.

The sophomore show will be headlined by a middleweight match-up between Joey Villasenor and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, held at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.

The Showare center holds 6500-7000 fans when set up for MMA and is the current home of the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds.

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Joe Riggs KO’d by Misaki at Strikeforce Playboy Mansion (results)

by:  Jack Bratcher

Hugh Hefner strolled out in his pajamas tonight to take in the fights being held on his lawn at the Playboy Mansion.  This was a great night of action.  Big props to Sherdog and Strikeforce for teaming up and streaming this event live on Sherdog.com.  This is something Sherdog has done before with other shows and from what they are saying, we can look forward to more live stream feeds in the future.  There was not a single technical glitch in the action and that is a big accomplishment when talking about live internet video.

There was a little bit of everything tonight.  We had some slick submissions and some great KO’s.  I would give Mitsuhiro Ishida the submission of the night and Terry Martin the KO of the night.  Luke Stewart deserves an honorable mention for the way he pulled of a very nice armbar.  Kazuo Misaki also looked remarkable in his 2nd round TKO of  Joe Riggs.  Misaki’s speed and ability to bounce back after getting knocked down himself was what was most impressive about his performance.  Here’s the full results:

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