Tim Kennedy chokes out Zak Cummings in Strikeforce Challengers main event – photo gallery

Photo by: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE - Tim Kennedy, a former sniper for the Seventh Special Forces, submitted Cummings with a north-south choke in the second round.

United States Army veteran and rising middleweight mixed martial arts (MMA) star Tim Kennedy (11-2) dominated a previously unbeaten Zak Cummings (10-1), submitting Cummings with a north-south choke in the second round (2:43) of their STRIKEFORCE Challengers main event battle live on SHOWTIME from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s SpiritBank Event Center on Friday, September 25.

In his highly-anticipated MMA debut, two-time U.S. Olympic wrestling team member Daniel Cormier (1-0) displayed signs of a bright future in the sport, stopping Gary Frazier (0-1) with a ground and pound offensive in the second round (3:39) of battle.

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“Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” play-by-play commentary and results

“Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” takes place tonight, Sept. 25, 2009, at the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, Okla. The main card airs on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. CT. As with all Strikeforce events, PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary on all the action. So join us tonight as these up-and-comers in the world of MMA try to leave their mark on the sport and on their opponents.

Quick Results:

  • Tim Kennedy def. Zak Cummings by submission (north-south choke) Rd 2 (2:43)
  • Ray Sefo def. Kevin Jordan by submission (verbal) Rd 2 (:24)
  • Tyron Woodley def. Zach Light by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (3:38)
  • Thomas Longacre def. Travis Calanoc by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Daniel Cormier def. Gary Frazier by TKO (ground n’ pound) Rd 2 (3:39)
  • Jeri Sitzes def. Lacey Schuckman by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (2:18)
  • Paul Bradley def. Levi Avera by unanimous decision
  • Trey Houston def. Brandon Gaines by submission (arm triangle choke) Rd 2 (1:28)
  • Kenny Giddens def. John Carson by submission (D’arce choke) Rd 2 (4:15)
  • Josh Pulsifer def. Nick Gibbons by submission (D’arce choke) Rd 1 (1:05)
  • Dillon Smith def. Lemont Davis by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (1:15)

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“Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” weigh-in results & photos

Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Zak Cummings (186 pounds), left, and Tim Kennedy (186) enjoy a lighter moment right after they weighed in for their main-event fight Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
Photo credit: Esther Lin / Strikeforce - Zak Cummings (186 pounds), left, and Tim Kennedy (186) enjoy a lighter moment right after they weighed in for their main-event fight Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
TULSA, Okla., (Sept. 24, 2009) — All 22 fighters who will compete in the Strikeforce Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Friday, Sept. 25, weighed in on Thursday at the SpiritBank Event Center.

In the main event on SHOWTIME, American military hero Tim Kennedy (10-2) of Fayetteville, N.C., will face unbeaten Zak Cummings (10-0) of Springfield, Missouri in a middleweight (185 pounds) scrap. Both weighed in at exactly 186 pounds on Thursday.

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“Strikeforce Challenger Series” set for Friday night on Showtime

Tomorrow night Sept. 25, live on Showtime, “Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” will take over the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The popular MMA series showcases rising young MMA talent, as well as established veterans of the sport.

As always, PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary of all the action. The main event features the fan-favorite, and rapidly rising army ranger, Tim Kennedy facing the undefeated Zak Cummings. Kennedy’s most recent bout was a submission victory (verbal tap) of Nick “The Goat” Thompson at “Strikeforce Challengers” in Seattle.

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Two-time Olympian Daniel Cormier to make Strikeforce debut at Challengers in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, Sept. 25

Daniel Cormier will face the ever tough TBA on Sept. 25.

NEW YORK (September 9, 2009) – Two-time United States Olympic wrestling team member and former NCAA Division I national championship runner up Daniel Cormier will make his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut at the STRIKEFORCE: Challengers event at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s SpiritBank Event Center on Friday, September 25.

Cormier (0-0) will face an opponent that has yet to be determined on the live SHOWTIME televised portion of the first-ever STRIKEFORCE card in the state of Oklahoma.

“I think it’s an honor to be fighting for one of the top organizations in the world,” said Cormier, who celebrated his 30th birthday on March 20.

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K-1 legend Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo to face Kevin “The Shaman” Jordan at Strikeforce Challengers in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, Sept. 25

Ray "Sugarfoot" Sefo will take on Kevin "The Shaman" Jordan at Strikeforce Challengers.
Ray "Sugarfoot" Sefo will take on Kevin "The Shaman" Jordan at Strikeforce Challengers.

NEW YORK (August 24, 2009) — K-1 legend and five-time world kickboxing champion, Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo (1-0), will make his STRIKEFORCE mixed martial arts (MMA) debut when he takes on Kevin “The Shaman” Jordan (11-7) in a heavyweight contest on the SHOWTIME televised portion of the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s SpiritBank Event Center on Friday, Sept. 25.

The 38-year-old Sefo, who stands 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 250 pounds, boasts the highest KO percentage in K-1’s 16 year history. In 2007, he relocated from his native New Zealand to Las Vegas, Nev., and adopted Randy “The Natural” Couture’s Xtreme Couture camp as his new training ground.

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Kevin Jordan defeats Patrick Smith in UFC veterans Super Fight and Gordon submits Lamotte at American Steel Cagefighting debut

Headlining American Steel Cagefighting’s inaugural show in Salem, New Hampshire Friday night, July 31, was a welterweight match-up between Doug “Flash” Gordon and Nate “The Future” Lamotte. Lamotte started off strong with a takedown and some ground and pound, but as soon as Gordon was able to get back to his feet he sunk in an arm-in guillotine for the tapout victory at just 2:01 of round one.

Other featured bouts on the card included a lightweight co-main event with Pat Audinwood taking on Al Buck and a Super Fight with UFC veterans Kevin Jordon (fought at UFC 53, 56) and Patrick Smith (fought at UFC 1,2,6) battling it out for heavyweight supremacy.

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Three is not a crowd for Manchester MMA fighters

Lamotte-Gordon headline July 31 ASC debut show at Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire

SALEM, New Hampshire (July 20, 2009) – Manchester mixed martial arts fighters Nate “The Future” Lamotte, Ryan “The Lion” Schieding and Adam “Lonewolf” McQuaid really have each other’s backs.

All three will be in action July 31 on American Steel Cagefighting’s (ASC) inaugural show at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire. Lamotte (10-4-0) headlines against dangerous Doug “Flash” Gordon (9-7-0) in the main event, while Schieding (3-1-0) meets Carlos Nieves (3-6-0), and McQuaid will make his pro debut against Brian DeMuro (4-6-0).

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UFC pioneer Patrick Smith to face Kevin Jordan in super fight on July 31

UFC pioneer Patrick Smith was there at the beginning and 16 years later the ageless wonder is still going strong as he prepares to fight another UFC veteran, super heavyweight Kevin “The Shamnan” Jordan (11-8-0), in the Super Fight on American Steel Cagefighting’s (ASC) first professional mixed martial arts show, July 31 at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire.

Smith (16-13-0), now fighting out of Milburn, Oklahoma, lost a tough fight to Ken Shamrock in UFC 1. He came back strong in UFC 2, winning three fights in a row, before eventually losing in the championship match to legendary Royce Gracie. Patrick’s most notable wins have been against Rudyard Moncayo in UFC 6 and last year versus Eric “Butterbean” Esch.

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