Confuseyus: Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers Results (Updated)
Posted by representingpuroresu on 11/07/2009
Click the link below for results from tonight’s Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers event from Hoffman Estates, IL.
The first fight is scheduled to begin at 7 PM ET.
Christan Uflacker beat Jonatas Novaes by unanimous decision, 2 30-25s and 1 29-26.
Nate Moore beat Louis Taylor by submission (strikes) at 3:24 of round 2.
Shamar Bailey beat John Kolosci by unanimous decision, 3 29-27s.
Jeff Curran beat Dustin Neace by submission (injury) at 1:39 of round 1.*
Marloes Coenen beat Roxanne Modafferi by submission (armbar) at 1:03 of round 1. (swing bout, will air on TV if time permits)
TV fights (9-11 PM ET on CBS):
Fabricio Werdum beat Antonio Silva by unanimous decision, 3 29-28s.
R1: 10-9 Silva. All Silva in the first half until Werdum landed a solid shot to the chin with about 2 minutes left. Werdum got some offense in at that point but not really enough. Both guys seemed to gas just a bit near the end of the round trading hard shots and low kicks.
R2: 10-9 Werdum. Silva rocked Werdum again early on but then Werdum got control on the ground and did a bit of work there and at a couple points later in the round, including a takedown and a couple submission attempts. Silva didn’t do very much.
R3: 10-9 Werdum. While Silva got a little more offense in, Werdum took over with solid clinch work and knees combined with good ground work and a little striking too. He took a few solid shots but managed to avoid getting finished. It’s debatable whether Werdum won the fight in rounds 2 & 3 or if Silva lost it by abandoning what worked in round 1 and throwing it away. I have it 29-28 Werdum.
Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi beat Sokoudjou by TKO (strikes) at 3:43 of round 2 in a NON-TITLE match.
R1: 10-9 Sokoudjou. Not much in the first half but Soko showed more aggression and although Mousasi got some good shots in, Soko remained more aggressive and clearly did more on the ground, even getting in a cubmission attempt or two as well as good leg kicks while standing throughout. I was surprised by how passive Mousasi was.
R2: After a slow start Mousasi finally turned it on once he got it to the ground and took control. Submission attempts led to a near-relentless barrage of strikes which Sokoudjou couldn’t defend against for long. Mousasi finally gets the stoppage.
Jake Shields beat Jason Miller by unanimous decision, 2 49-46s and 1 48-47, to win the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship.
R1: 10-9 Shields. Miller was relaxed until about 70 seconds left before he started doing anything. Early on that just doesn’t score points with me. If Miller didn’t start working when he did and started showing some aggression I would’ve thought about 10-8.
R2: 10-9 Shields. More of the same as round 1 but much more on the ground including some strange positions I’ve never seen or heard of before. A lot of wrestling which I felt Shields clearly dominated.
R3: 10-9 Miller. Miller got the first takedown then Shields took over and controlled, but not surprisingly Shields’ strikes did little real damage. Brief pause just past the 3 minute mark due to the tape on Miller’s gloves coming undone. More afterwards until Miller gets a rear naked choke in with only a few seconds left…SAVED BY THE BELL. But that tilts this round, to me, in Miller’s favor. Could go either way depending on how you score it.
R4: 10-9 Shields. Yep, takedown then minimal ground work against cage. For well over 2 minutes. Finally broken up and stood up at halfway. Miller scores a couple of good strikes and shows some brief aggression but then back to the ground with Shields controlling on top. And no near-chokeout by Miller this time. Disappointing fight to this point.
R5: 10-9 Shields. Took 45 seconds to go to the ground. Shields has early control and does some knees, but they look to have no real force behind them. Gets back to feet fairly soon. And we’re down against the cage wrestling again. Repeat the first 4 rounds when it’s on the ground, Shields controlling but not really doing much. Shields trying to get the RNC but Miller keeps fighting it off, then Miller gets control for a moment…ywan, back to where we’ve been all fight. Given expectations for this fight and these guys, this fight has bordered on awful. HUGE disappointment. I found myself flipping to C-SPAN in the final seconds. Shields gets the win easily, question is sweep or 4 rounds to 1 depending on round 3.
WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko beat Brett Rogers by TKO (strikes) at 1:48 of round 2 to retain the title.
R1: Push. Just because Rogers survived, but great round. Too much to recap and could go either way. 10-10 but maybe a slight edge to Fedor for the ground work in the second half.
R2: Fedor with a flurry about a minute in but Rogers shakes it off. But at about 1:45 Fedor lands a HUGE cross and Rogers goes down. It’s over a few seconds later. Fedor wins but although it will say he lost, Rogers is by no means a loser tonight. A valiant effort and he is to be commended for it. He’s legit. He’ll be back.
*-Dustin Neace missed weight. This fight is catch weight at 147, Neace is fined 20% of his fight purse which goes to Curran.
**-Late update: The Davis-Miller prelim is delayed due to time constraints. They had 15 minutes before the TV card began so that’s likely why they moved up Coenen-Modafferi. (It might be off)
11/8 UPDATE: The Deray Davis vs. Mark Miller prelim was cancelled at the last minute. Time constraints. Both fighters will still get paid what they would’ve gotten for the fight at a minimum.