Tyron Woodley proves to be an unstoppable force at “Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5” – recap & photos

(PRESS RELEASE) – In an explosive performance, top welterweight (170 pounds) prospect Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley extended his perfect record to 5-0 by submitting battle tested Rudy Bears (13-6) with an arm triangle choke in the first round (2:52), live on SHOWTIME, Friday night in the main event of the STRIKEFORCE Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) telecast from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

Kerry Vera’s (2-0) Muay Thai skills led her to a brutal first round (3:35) TKO on Kim “Sugar Free” Couture (1-2) in the featured women’s 135 pound matchup.

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“Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5” results & play-by-play commentary

Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5 takes place this evening at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The event, which features a welterweight headliner between undefeated Tyron Woodley and Rudy Bears and a co-main event between Kerry Vera and Kim Couture, airs on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m CT / 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on west coast).

Follow along with us here at ProMMA.info, as we will be providing live results and play-by-play commentary coinciding with the televised portion of the card.

QUICK RESULTS:

MAIN CARD
•Tyron Woodley def. Rudy Bears by submission (arm triangle) Rd 1 (2:52)
•Kerry Vera def. Kim Couture by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:35)
•Bobby Voelker def. Erik Apple by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (1:23)
•Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Aaron Rosa by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (3:25)
•Kevin Casey def. Chad Vance by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (1:41)

PRELIMINARY CARD
•Lee Gibson def. Joe Wilk by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (4:39)
•Brian Davison def. Russell Patrick TKO (punches) Rd 1 (:29)
•Nick Nolte def. Andrew Walters by submission (triangle) Rd 1 (3:45)
•Darryl Cobb def. Gary Tapasua by split decision Rd 5 (5:00)
•Mike Chandler def. Rich Bouphanouvong TKO (punches) Rd 2 (2:07)
•Lucas Lopes def. Dominic Brown by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (:45)

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Live MMA action returns to Showtime on Friday, Nov. 20: “Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5” preview

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Strikeforce returns to action with Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5 Friday night, Nov. 20, 2009, at Kansas City Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The main event features a welterweight bout between undefeated submission phenom Tyron Woodley (5-0) taking on fast-rising Rudy Bears (10-3), who is on a six-fight win-streak.

Woodley has submitted all five of the opponents he has faced. Woodley’s first pro fight was in 2006, and he submitted Alex Carter via rear-naked choke. Woodley had no professional MMA bouts from 2007-2008, but he returned to competition this year with a bang.

Woodley has already fought four times this year, and submitted every one of his opponents (one was due to strikes). Four of his five victories have come in the first round, and his most recent victory, over Zach Light at Strikeforce – Challengers 3, came via armbar in the second round.

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“Alliance Fights: The Uprising” results

KENT, Wash. – On Saturday, May 2nd, 10th Village Media put on their first professional MMA promotion, “Alliance Fights: The Uprising” at the ShoWare center in Kent, Washington. PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand to witness the first installment of Alliance Fights. Comprised of up-and-coming and top Northwest talent, with fights ending with a mixture … Read more