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” 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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Thomas Longacre and Travis Calanoc ready to settle local rivalry at Strikeforce Challengers on Sept. 25

Thomas Longacre and Travis Calanoc are two undefeated local favorites who will face each other at Strikeforce Challengers.
Thomas Longacre and Travis Calanoc are two undefeated local favorites who will face each other at Strikeforce Challengers.

A mixed martial arts (MMA) fight that area fans have been clamoring for will finally transpire on Friday, Sept. 25, when promising, unbeaten local favorites Thomas Longacre and Travis “The Dark Knight” Calanoc clash in one of the top fights on the Strikeforce Challengers card at SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, Okla. (SHOWTIME, 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

Longacre and Calanoc, both 4-0, are no strangers to each other. They may not be the best of friends, but the talented prospects have trained at the same gym and known each other for years.

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