Strikeforce: “Payback” Live Play by Play and Results

By Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

Broomfield, Colorado- Strikeforce: “Payback” takes place tonight at the Broomfield Event Center and will be live on HDNet starting at 10 P.M. Eastern/9 P.M. Central.

UFC vet and local fighter Duane Ludwig will face off against “TUF 2” participant Sam Morgan in the main event, and Top Ten ranked Frank Trigg faces Falaniko Vitale in the co-main event.

Featherweight match- Ricky Johnson vs. Tyler Toner
Round 1– Nice body kick by Toner then to the clinch.  They separate with Toner throwing a nice combo, then following with a low kick.  Toner misses with a high kick, and Johnson closes the distance and forces Toner against the cage with some knees and foot stomps.  Nice elbow by Toner off the clinch.  Both fighters using kicks.  Toner misses another high kick, and Johnson gets in a nice uppercut with some dirty boxing.  Johnson loads up and misses with a big right.

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ShoXC from Table Mountain Casino Results & Play-by-Play

by:  Jack Bratcher

The ShoXC card that took place in Friant, California at the Table Mountain Casino, aired live tonight on Showtime. Here’s the official PRO MMA play-by-play and results. It was a really good show; EliteXC and Showtime have much to be proud of with tonight’s fights. Here’s how things went down:

Keith Berry vs. Ray Lizama
Berry works with Robert Drysdale on his Jiu Jitsu at Xtreme Couture in Vegas.
Rd.1 – A right hand by Lizama staggers Berry. Then Lizama lands another less powerful shot then another right hand on the chin. Berry recovers nicely. Overhand right lands by Berry. Berry connects again. Berry looking for the plum. Big right hand puts Lizama to the mat. Berry jumps on his back and sinks in the choke. Lizama peels it off and Berry lets go. Berry lets him up. Big flurry from Lizama. Lizama lands a few hard shots that knocks out Berry’s mouthpiece. Berry still coming forward swinging for the fences. Lizama still landing a few here and there. Bell sounds.
Ref tries to put the mouthpiece back in the wrong fighter’s mouth. LOL This is a very good, very exciting fight. Truthfully, I was not expecting this much action.

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