Brett Rogers, Antwain Britt, Jesse Finney, Joey Villasenor, & Booker DeRousse open workout quotes & photos

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, Finney’s MMA, St. Louis, Missouri STRIKEFORCE ST. LOUIS: HEAVY ARTILLERY THIS SATURDAY AT SCOTTRADE CENTER; FIRST LIVE FIGHT 6:30 P.M. CT; LIVE ON SHOWTIME® AT 10 P.M. ET/PT ST. LOUIS (May 12, 2000) – Six of the fighters who will compete on this Saturday’s stacked mixed martial arts event at Scottrade … Read more

Roger Gracie to make Strikeforce debut against Kevin Randleman and “Jacare” Souza to face Joey Villasenor May 15 in St. Louis

NEW YORK (April 22, 2009) –Unbeaten Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sensation Roger Gracie (2-0) will make his long-awaited STRIKEFORCE and United States Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) debut when he squares off with two-time NCAA National Wrestling Champion and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Kevin “The Monster” Randleman (17-14) in a featured light heavyweight (205 pound) contest at STRIKEFORCE … Read more

June 19 Strikeforce Challengers fighter salaries

The fighter salaries for the June 19 “Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” event at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., have been released by the Washington State Dept. of Licensing’s Professional Athletics Program.

According to the report from MMAJunkie, the total disclosed payroll for the Strikeforce event which aired on Showtime was $198,500.

The night’s top earner was main event winner Joey Villasenor who pocketed $48,000, while the low men on the totem pole were preliminary card fighters Taylor Roberts, George Stork, and Alex Zuniga, who all earned $1,000 each.

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“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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Villasenor vs. Cyborg headlines Strikeforce Challengers this Friday June 19

Just in case you have been in a hole somewhere and did not know; this is a huge weekend for MMA fans. It is hard to believe we are getting so much quality action these days, but it is true and we at PRO MMA (promma.info) hope you enjoy reading about everything MMA here as much as we love bringing it to you.

One of the big shows of the weekend will take place at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. on Friday, June 19, with Strikeforce Challengers second event which will air live on Showtime beginning at 8:00 pm PT/11:00 pm ET. Headlining the card will be “Smokin” Joey Villasenor (26-6) vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (16-12) in a middleweight showdown.

The Strikeforce Challengers card also includes the return of Jorge Gurgel (12-5) in his first fight since being released from the UFC last November. He will be taking on Bully Beatdown star Conor “Hurricane” Heun (8-2) at 155 lbs. Gurgel has made it clear fans will see a completely new fighter, just as aggressive, but more willing to use the BJJ he is known for.

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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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INSIDE MMA 2-27-09

Joey Villasenor, Greg Jackson, and Lt. Col. Kelly Crigger join Bas and Kenny this week (2-27-09) on INSIDE MMA. The panel discusses UFC 95, MFC 20, and Greg Jackson gives some more insight into his relationship with Diego Sanchez. Of course with Jackson being on the panel, inevitably the subject of ‘Grease-Gate’ must be discussed … Read more

Inside MMA 12-5-08 (video)

Here’s INSIDE MMA as it appeared on 12-5-08 on HDNet with hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten.  Special guests this week were Jon Fitch, Joey Villasenor, and the Junky’s John Morgan.  They cover all the top MMA stories from the past week. As usual, it’s a top notch show…best in the biz. Please like & … Read more