View Full Version : Strikeforce Challengers 13 Results **SPOILER**

08-01-2011, 07:10
Tyron Woodley def. Tarec Saffiedine via unanimous decision (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/01/08/strikeforce-live-blog-tyron-woodley-vs-tarec-saffiedine-update/)
Ovince St. Preux def. Abongo Humphrey via unanimous decision (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/01/08/ovince-st-preux-whips-abongo-humphrey/)
Daniel Cormier def. Devin Cole via unanimous decision (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/01/07/daniel-cormier-survives-toughest-test-beats-devin-cole/)
Amanda Nunes def. Julia Budd via first-round TKO, Round 1, 0:14 (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/01/07/amanda-nunes-kos-julia-budd-in-14-seconds/)
Rhadi Ferguson def. John Richard via submission (kneebar) - Round 2, 2:00 (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/01/07/rhadi-ferguson-taps-out-john-richard-at-strikeforce-challengers/)

08-01-2011, 07:13
Amanda Nunes KOs Julia Budd in 14 Seconds

Strikeforce may finally have a legitimate 145-pound challenger for champion Cris Cyborg (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/Cris+Cyborg/).

Amanda Nunes (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/Amanda+Nunes/), a 22-year-old Brazilian who goes by the nickname "The Lioness of the Ring," absolutely destroyed Julia Budd (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/Julia+Budd/) at Friday night's Strikeforce Challengers card. Nunes has now won six straight fights by knockout or TKO, and although she's probably not ready for Cyborg just yet, it's hard to see how she's not the top contender in the Strikeforce 145-pound women's division.

The fight consisted of Nunes landing a couple of inside leg kicks, followed by a left hand that dropped Budd and a bunch of hammer fists on the ground. The referee was too slow to stop it; Nunes landed about five hammer fists after Budd was out.

Frankly, Budd wasn't ready for an opponent of Nunes' caliber, but that points to the problem Strikeforce has had in its 145-pound division: It just isn't a very deep or competitive weight class. Perhaps Nunes can compete with Cyborg, which no one else has been able to do.

08-01-2011, 07:30
Daniel Cormier Survives Toughest Test, Beats Devin Cole

Daniel Cormier (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/Daniel+Cormier/) might be the best heavyweight prospect in mixed martial arts. Veteran Devin Cole (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/Devin+Cole/) gave Cormier his toughest test to date on Friday night.

Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler who made the move to MMA in 2009, was fighting the most experienced opponent he's ever faced in Cole, and Cole became the first of Cormier's seven professional opponents to go the distance with him. But Cormier still dominated the fight and easily won a unanimous decision, 30-27 on all three judges' scorecards.

The good news for Cormier is that his striking appears to have advanced; in the first round he landed a very hard right hand and looked very fluid in his movement when he followed it with a couple of kicks. The bad news is that he was never even close to finishing Cole, a man who's been knocked out twice and submitted three times.

"He did an incredible job -- he fought well, fought hard," Cormier said of Cole. "I'm a little disappointed. ... Better next time."

There's plenty of room for Cormier to get better next time, and this performance was far from spectacular. But if Cormier (who fought five times in 2010) stays busy in 2011, he's going to keep making significant progress -- and showing why so many people in the MMA world think he could be a heavyweight star.

08-01-2011, 13:57
die Humphrey is echt een ass, elke keer wanneer hij in een goede positie zat verkloote hij het zelf door voor een of andere onmogelijke sub te gaan.

08-01-2011, 14:25
Thanks Kemal