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Confuseyus: Strikeforce Nashville Results

Posted by representingpuroresu on 04/17/2010

Confuseyus

Click below for LIVE results & main card commentary from tonight’s Strikeforce Nashville event from Nashville, TN along with main card predictions. Refresh your browser often for the latest updates. WARNING for West Coasters: The event will not air on CBS until 9 PM PT (it airs live on the East Coast, where I am, at 9 PM ET) so this will contain SPOILERS!

Prelims:
Cody Floyd beat Thomas Campbell by KO in round 3.
Dustin Ortiz beat Justin Pennington by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of round 1.
Zach Underwood beat Hunter Worsham by unanimous decision.
Cale Yarbrough beat Josh Shockman by TKO (strikes) in round 2.
Andrew Uhrich beat Dustin West by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:36 of round 1.
Ovince St. Preaux beat Chris Hawk by TKO (strikes) in 47 seconds.
Jason Miller beat Tim Stout by TKO (strikes) at 3:09 of round 1. (will air on CBS in some form, either in its entirety or highlights, if time permits)
TV fights (9-11 PM ET on CBS):
Muhammad Lawal beat Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi by unanimous decision, 3 49-45s, to become THE NEW STRIKEFORCE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
Confuseyus scorecard:
R1: 10-9 Lawal. He got the early takedown and while Mousasi defended well, Lawal did a good job maintaining control for a good 2-3 minutes, and although Mousasi got some offense in over the final minute in standing clinch, nowhere near enough to take the round.
R2: 10-10. Too close to call. Lawal appeared to have more ground control again but he was gassed and Mousasi was very active on his back and almost got a rear naked choke at the end, but not enough time.
R3: 10-9 Lawal. Not much but despite being gassed Lawal keeps getting takedowns and doing a little more than Mousasi, who is being too passive.
R4: 10-9 Lawal. More of the same, taking Mousasi down at will and doing enough to be a little more active despite seemingly being gassed. Mousasi is doing almost nothing.
R5: 10-8 Lawal. Lawal kept taking down Mousasi at will and controlling. Mousasi docked 1 point about halfway through for an illegal upkick, which merely added insult to an embarrassing performance. He basically was standing Anderson Silva on the ground. Whatever he was thinking would work didn’t. With the penalty, I have it an unbelievable 50-45 Lawal.
Prediction: Mousasi by 1st round KO/TKO.

Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez beat Shinya Aoki by unanimous decision, 3 50-45s, to retain the title.
Confuseyus Scorecard:
R1: 10-9 Melendez. Boring until Aoki got Melendez with the EYE POKE OF DOOM. Then boring until it hit the ground and Aoki briefly got an armbar, then Melendez did enough striking and damage to just steal a close round in my eyes.
R2: 10-9 Melendez. A bit more action even though it was mostly standup, the striking celarly favored Melendez as his strikes were more powerful, more frequent and he clearly appeared to do more damage and frustrate Aoki, even using it on the ground to counter Aoki’s ground game.
R3: 10-9 Melendez. Based on what I saw, I have the ongoing Mets-Cardinals game on Fox and they are about to play their 3rd game, going to the 19th and it’s still 0-0.
R4: No score. Switched to baseball and missed almost all the round.
R5: 10-9 Melendez. Switched back about 2 minutes in when the Mets scored in the top of the 19th. After nearly 6 1/2 hours of 0-0 baseball! All Melendez from what I saw, probably a 50-45 Melendez.
Prediction: Melendez by unanimous/majority decision.

Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields beat Dan Henderson by unanimous decision, 49-46, 49-45, 48-45, to retain the title.
Confuseyus Scorecard:
R1: 10-9 Hendo. Hendo landed the big right hook several times, Shields only survived mainly by getting a couple clinches on misses and dodging Hendo’s big bomb drops from standup when Shields was on the ground (similar to how Hendo KO’d Michael Bisping at UFC 100). Also may have kept it from being 10-8. And after this round, the baseball game finally ended after 7 hours. Mets 2, Cardinals 1, 20 innings.
R2: 10-9 Shields. Although he did get mount and maintain control most of the round, he couldn’t finish and I felt his lack of punching power kept it from being a potential 10-8 despite the dominance in the round. See Shields vs. Paul Daley in EliteXC.
R3: 10-9 Shields. More of the same as R2, maintaining control throughout. Nearly finished with an armbar but not enough time at the end to get it locked in (5 seconds).
R4: 10-8 Shields. Repeat of round 3 but Shields was even more dominant and nearly got a couple of armbars and a near-RNC. He’s managed to neutralize Hendo’s right hook, which he tried to favor way too much and telegraphed it to the point of EPIC FAIL.
R5: 10-8 Shields. I don’t know what to say, I was absolutely shocked by not only Shields’ dominance but Hendo’s lack of anything after round 1. Who knows what happens now. I have it 49-44 Shields but it was far more lopsided than that.
Prediction: Henderson by 3rd round KO/TKO.

After the announcement, Jason Miller got in the cage to demand a rematch with Shields and all hell broke loose.

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