“Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” photo gallery

Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” took place on Friday, June 19, 2009, in Kent, Wash., and PRO MMA (promma.info) was there to catch all the action. We came away with exclusive photos of all the fighters as well as some of the familiar faces who were there to watch and lend their support.

You will recognize such personalities as Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, Pat Miletich, Stephen Quadros, Sarah Kaufman, Shayna Baszler, and of course the headliners Joey Villasenor and his opponent Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos just to name a few.

Aside from the photos below, you can view all our exclusive photos from the Strikeforce Challengers event as well as photos from all the events we cover in the PRO MMA (promma.info) Photo Album. Photos after the jump…

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“Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” live play-by-play and results


“Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” takes place tonight, Friday, June 19, 2009, at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., and PRO MMA (promma.info) is sitting ringside to bring you the live round-by-round updates and results.

Quick Results:

-Steve Hadsel def. Taylor Roberts by knockout (punches) rd1
-Len Bentley def. Marques Daniels by unanimous decision
-Landon Showalter def. George Stork by unanimous decision
-Lyle Beerbohm def. Duane Ludwig by rear-naked choke rd1
-Brian Caraway def. Alex Zuniga by nanimous decision
-Dennis Hallman def. Justin Davis by rear-naked choke rd1
-Luke Rockhold def. Cory Devela by rear-naked choke rd1
-Sarah Kaufman def. Shayna Baszler by unanimous decision
-Jorge Gurgel def. Conor Heun by unanimous decision
-Tim Kennedy def. Nick Thompson by submission (strikes) rd2
-Joey Villasenor def. Evangelista Santos by split decision

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“Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” official weigh-in results, photos, & quotes

The main event weigh-in produced some pushing and shoving Thursday as Evangelista “Cyborg” and “Smokin” Joey Villasenor squared off a day before their huge Strikeforce Challengers, middleweight fight to take place Friday, June 19, at the ShoWare Center at Kent, Wash., live on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

After Cyborg weighed in for their 185-pound fight at 184 ½ pounds and Villasenor 185 pounds, both fighters met face to face. Things got a little too close for comfort and Cyborg pressed his head hard against Villasenor who then pushed back before words were exchanged. At one point, Cyborg pushed Villasenor by the throat before both fighters had to be separated.

Each of the other eight fighters taking part in the televised portion of the show also made weight and squared off without incident.

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