Pictures: “Strikeforce: Nashville” post-fight press conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following the CBS-televised “Strikeforce: Nashville” professional mixed martial arts event on Saturday night, April 17, 2010, at Bridgestone Arena in the heart of “Music City”, the fighters and media gathered for the customary post-fight press conference. The post-fight press conferences are always intriguing because we get to hear the fighters explain what … Read more

Pictures: “Strikeforce: Nashville” preliminary card fights

“Strikeforce: Nashville” took place at the Bridgestone Arena on April 17, 2010, in downtown Nashville, Tenn. The preliminary card featured quite a few local fighters, as well as fighters from the surrounding areas and states. was on the scene for live play-by-play commentary and photos. In the following photographs you will see these fighters: … Read more

“Strikeforce: Nashville” weigh-in results and photo gallery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The weigh-ins for “Strikeforce: Nashville” took place Friday outdoors at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza. The weather was warm and sunny in “Music City” and the weigh-ins fortunately were in the shade. was  on the scene and snapped a complete photo gallery. All three Strikeforce champions and their challengers made weight without … Read more

“Strikeforce: Nashville” pre-fight press conference – photo gallery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – was present at Bridgestone Arena today for the “Strikeforce: Nashville” pre-fight press conference. Fighters attending included those who will be fighting in the three title fights that will air live on CBS Saturday night. “King Mo” Lawal, Shinya Aoki, Dan Henderson, Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, Gegard Mousasi, and Strikeforce CEO Scott … Read more

Cung Le and Josh Thomson media day images and comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009) – Cung Le and Jose Thomson, who will be featured in this Saturday’s top two fights on STRIKEFORCE: Evolution at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on West Coast), participated in a open media workout Wednesday at Le’s Universal Strength Headquarters (U.S.H.) Training Center in Milpitas, Calif.

The undefeated Le, one of the most dynamic fighters in MMA, will enter the cage for the first time since relinquishing the STRIKEFORCE middleweight (185 pounds) title to concentrate on an acting career.  Le will face Scott “Hands Of Steel” Smith, a hard-hitting puncher and contestant on season four of Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter reality show, in the main event.

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Gegard Mousasi vs. Thierry Sokoudjou photo gallery

Photo by Jack Bratcher/ - Sokoudjou has the eyes of a killer.

One of the most anticipated fights on Strikeforce’s Nov. 7 “Fedor vs. Rogers” card was the bout between “The African Assassin” Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Gegard Mousasi. Sokoudjou is fast and powerful, and came out strong in the first round. He used his judo to throw Mousasi, and landed some vicious leg kicks.

In round two, Mousasi landed some big punches while on his feet. The fight then went to the ground and Mousasi gained the position advantage on top. From there he rained down heavy strikes that Sokoudjou was unable to defend and eventually ended the fight. snapped a complete photo gallery of the fight, as well as both fighters at the post-fight press conference. Enjoy the photos, then check out the complete “Fedor vs. Rogers” gallery in the photo album.

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Jason Miller vs. Jake Shields photo gallery

Photo by Jack Bratcher/ - Few fighters can work a crowd like "Mayhem" Miller.

Jake Shields and Jason “Mayhem” Miller fought an intense five round middleweight title fight at Strikeforce – Fedor vs. Rogers on Nov. 7. Shields wanted no part of Miller’s striking and repeatedly tried to get the fight to the ground.

Well-versed in the grappling game himself, Miller defended the submission attempts of Shields, and at one point had the Cesar Gracie protege in serious trouble with a rear-naked choke. Shields rallied, kept the pressure on Miller, controlled the pace and position, and took home the unanimous decision.

We snapped a complete photo gallery of both fighters, including “Mayhem’s” flamboyant entrance, the bout itself, and their attendance at the post-fight press conference. Enjoy these photos of Miller and Shields after the jump, then take a look at our complete “Fedor vs. Rogers” gallery in the photo album.

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Fedor vs. Rogers photo gallery

Photo by: Jack Bratcher / - Fedor Emelianenko at the Strikeforce post-fight press conference. The most dangerous, yet unassuming fighter who ever lived.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009,’s southeast team traveled to Hoffman Estates, Ill. for the Strikeforce – Fedor vs. Rogers event. Headlining the card was a heavyweight battle between consensus number one heavyweight in the world Fedor Emelianenko and the undefeated hard-hitting Brett “The Grim” Rogers.

Although many felt Rogers would not be a problem for Emelianenko, he proved the doubters wrong, and gave The Last Emperor what was probably his toughest fight to date. You will see photos of both Emelianenko and Roger’s faces after the bout. Emelianenko won with a crushing KO victory but he did take some punishment.

It was a fight for the ages and we felt very fortunate to have witnessed such a historic event, being the first Strikeforce card to air live on CBS network television, and introducing the mainstream public to Fedor. Enjoy the photos.

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Fedor Emelianenko NYC open workout photos

Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Fedor hit the mitts and worked the bag during his workout.
Photo: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Fedor hit the mitts and worked the bag during his workout.

The famed Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko took a humongous bite out of the Big Apple Wednesday as hundreds of appreciative fans arrived early and stayed late to catch a glimpse of the mixed martial arts superstar and universally recognized No. 1 heavyweight in the world at a Free Open Workout and Meet & Greet in New York City.

In a major news development, it was announced that the talented, exciting Fedor (30-1) of Russia would meet undefeated, hard-hitting Brett “The Grim” Rogers of Minneapolis on SHOWTIME this fall. It will be Fedor’s first start since M-1 Global and STRIKEFORCE signed a ground-breaking agreement to co-promote major events.

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