Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva – Quick Results

Event: Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva
Date: Saturday, Feb 12th, 2011
Location: Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J.

Main Card – (On Showtime 10PM/ET)
Antonio Silva def Fedor Emelianenko via Doctor Stoppage 5:00 Rd2
Sergei Kharitonov def Andrei Arlovski via KO 2:49 Rd1
Shane Del Rosario def Lavar Johnson via Submission (Armbar) 4:31 Rd1
Chad Griggs def Gian Villante via TKO (Strikes) 2:49 Rd1
Valentijn Overeem def Ray Sefo via Submission (Neck Crank) 1:37 Rd1

Preliminary Card – (HDNet 8PM/ET)
John Cholish def Marc Stevensvia Submission (Kneebar) 3:57 Rd2
Igor Gracie def John Salgado via Submission (Arm Triangle/Side Choke) 3:04 Rd2
Sam Oropeza def Don Carlo-Clauss via Verbal Submission (Strikes) 4:10 Rd1
Josh LaBerge def Anthony Leone via Doc Stoppage (Broken Nose) 5:00 R1
Jason McLean def Kevin Roddy via Split Decision (29-28×2, 28-29)

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Preliminary Fight Play-By-Play

Jason McLean vs. Kevin Roddy
Round One: Both guys trading leg kicks early with McLean landing the better of them. Roddy busier with his hands but not landing anything. Three minutes into the round and it’s really up for grabs as neither man has done anything significant. Roddy is the aggressor though, which looks good in the eyes of the judges. Nice exchange won by Roddy and he finished with a head kick. McLean got a takedown with about 15 seconds left but couldn’t do anything with it. Kind of a dull first round but Roddy took it with his aggressiveness. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Roddy.

Round Two: Roddy really opening up with his hands this round, landing a good one-two. Mclean landed a very good left hook, which was probably the most damaging blow of the round. McLean landed a good one-two combo on Roddy before taking a kick to the groin, which caused a break. McLean was able to fight on though. Roddy really looking for the head kick this round but it’s no there. Big flurry by McLean and he dropped Roddy with a left hook. He tried finishing him but couldn’t and Roddy was able to get back up. McLean really finding a home for the left hook in this round. McLean tried another late round takedown but Roddy stuffed it and then kicked him in the groin again just as the round ended. Good round for McLean. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for McLean.

Round Three: Roddy still looking for that head kick but McLean blocking well. McLean tried to explode with another flurry but Roddy moved away well. McLean got a takedown but Roddy was right back up. Roddy then got a takedown of his own and get to half guard. McLean managed to regain guard but Roddy stayed busy on top with punches. Roddy passed to mount and landed some really good punches before McLean gave up his back. Roddy worked for the rear naked choke but couldn’t get it. He then tried finishing with an armbar but McLean blocked that as well. Roddy continued to soften McLean up with punches but McLean turned into his guard. Roddy went for an armbar but couldn’t finish as time expired. Dominating round for Roddy on the ground. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Roddy.

Anthony Leone vs. Josh LaBerge
Round One: Tentative start to the round and a small crowd begins to boo. Leone clinches but that goes nowhere. More booing, which leads to another clinch. Both men dirty boxing before they break. Leone landing some good leg kicks. Leone went for a takedown but LaBerge stuffed it and made Leone pay with some really big punches and knees. Leone is bleeding but he hold on to the single, spun, and got the back of LaBerge. Leone finally managed to get LaBerge down. Leone bleeding pretty badly, looks to be a busted nose. Leone controlling from the top but not doing much damage. Leone finishes the round in side control landing some short shots. Close round. LaBerge did more damage but Leone controlled things on the ground. Slight edge to LaBerge based on damaged. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for LaBerge.

The doctor was in to check Leone between rounds and decided that it was bad enough that he couldn’t continue.

Don Carlo-Clauss vs. Sam Oropeza
Round One: Clauss tring to get inside with his punches but Oropeza is having none of it. They eventually clinched with Oropeza controlling and landing good knees to the body and high knees to the head before breaking. Oropeza keeps looking for the head kick but he’s swinging too high. Another high swing and miss but Oropeza but Clauss failed to take advatnage in the clinch. Oropeza lands some good punches. Another head kick missed by Oropeza as Clauss shoots but Oropeza stuffed it, got the back, flattened out Clauss and pounded on him until the ref eventually stopped it.

Result: Sam Oropeza def. Don Carlo-Clauss via Verbal Submission Round 1 (Strikes)

Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado
Round One: Gracie immediately went for a takedown, took a knee, but ended up landing a big slam. Gracie quickly got the back and locked up a rear naked choke. It looked tight but Salgado managed to escape. Salgado tried a back head butt and was warned. Gracie continued to dominate him on the ground and locked on a body triangle. Gracie kept trying for the choke but Salgado did a nice job fighting it off. Crowd began to boo even though Gracie had the back. Salgado ended up getting Gracie in a head lock and punching him in the face but Gracie escaped and landed some strikes as the round ended. Dominant round for Gracie on the ground. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Gracie.

Round Two: Salgado trying spinning back kicks and jumping knees but Gracie wasn’t fooled and got another early takedown. Gracie eventually got the mount and pounded on Salgado with body shots before again getting the back. Salgado gave up mount, where Gracie locked up an arm triangle. Salgado refused to tap but eventually went out cold and the ref pulled Gracie off.

Result: Igor Gracie def. John Salgado via Submission Round 2 (Arm Triangle Choke)

Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish
Round One: Cholish caught Stevens with a head kick as Stevens ducked and then got a takedown. Cholish landed some good punches and almost caught Stevens in a guillotine on the way up, which the crowd reacted to. A long clinch with neither man establishing control until Cholish got the plum and landed some good knees before breaking. Stevens tried a takedown but Cholish stuffed it and put Stevens down and into side control. Cholish landed some short punches before Stevens was able to gain guard. Cholish got to his feet and stood over Stevens as the round ended. Really good round for Cholish both on the feet and the ground. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Cholish.

Round Two: Stevens again tried for a takedown and again ended up on his back. Stevens went for a triangle but Cholish blocked it and passed to half guard. Cholish very controlling on top but not doing too much damage. The ref eventually stood them up due to inactivity. Not much happening on the feet but Cholish is the aggressor. Stevens went for another takedown, got the back, but Cholish rolled for a knee bar, locked it up, and forced Stevens to tap out.

Result: John Cholish def. Marc Stevens via Submission Round 2 (Kneebar)

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