The first Strikeforce fight to air live tonight was Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Kyle. The fight ended early in the first round via a guillotine choke by Fabricio. Fabricio was in deep, maintained his position and after some struggles by Kyle, Kyle tapped.
The second fight of the night was Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida. Ishida and Melendez had some bad blood from a past fight in which Ishida took the victory. Melendez came out for revenge and got it. After landing a ton of blows to Ishida’s damaged ear while in rear mount, the fight was stopped and Melendez became the champ.
The third fight of the night was Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Gegard Mousasi. Mousasi, beging the “Dream Stopper”, came out and did his thing. Cool as a cucumber going into the fight, Mousasi goes to the mat with Babalu and ends the fight quickly after KO’ing Sobral while on the ground.
The main event as we all know it was Gina Carano vs Chris Cyborg. Going into the fight Cyborg had the advantage over Carano. But in the end, the advantage was much greater than we all thought. The round started with a very aggressive Cyborg running through Carano with a barrage of strikes and easy take downs. Cyborg continued to bring Carano down at will. At one point during the middle of the first round, Carano started regaining some steam and landing strikes. However, it was clear that the strikes were no affecting Cyborg and Gina was running out of gas. Toward the end of the first round the fight went to the mat. Cyborg gained mount and began teeing off. Cyborg stood over Gina and continuing landing a barrage of punches ending it with only 1 second left in the first, referee stoppage.
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