Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers
November 7th, 2009
Report by MMAWeekly.com
Main Bouts (on CBS):
-Fedor Emelianenko def. Brett Rogers by (TKO) referee’s stoppage due to strikes) at 1:48, R2
-Jake Shields def. Jason Miller by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Jake Shields is the new Strikeforce middleweight champion
-Gegard Mousasi def. Sokoudjou by TKO (referee’s stoppage due to strikes) at 3:43, R2
-Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Silva by unanimous decision (29-28 on all score cards)
-Marloes Coenen def. Roxanne Modafferi by submission (armbar) at 1:05, R1
-Jeff Curran def. Dustin Neace by TKO (tap out due to knees to the body) at 1:39
-Shamar Bailey def. John Kolosci by unanimous decision (29-27 on all cards)
-Nate Moore def. Louis Taylor by TKO (tap out due to strikes) at 3:24, R2
-Christian Uflacker def. Jonatas Novaes by unanimous decision (29-26, 30-25, 30-25)
FEDOR VS. ROGERS RESULTS:
-Fedor Emelianenko vs. Bret Rogers
R1- Fedor gets a hold of Rogers early and tosses him to the ground, but Rogers is quick to his feet. Rogers presses Fedor against the cage, but they soon separate. Fedor connects with a big right hand hurting Rogers. Fedor swarms and gets the fight to the ground where he works from Rogers’ half guard. Fedor goes for a kimura and Rogers reverses, landing and top reigning down huge bombs. Fedor goes for an armbar, but Rogers slips out. Fedor goes for a head and arm choke, but Rogers is able to slip out and pull full guard. Fedor moves out and swoops back in for a big punch but misses. The round ends with Fedor on top of Rogers.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Fedor Emelianenko
R2- Fedor starts to stalk forward with Rogers backing up. The two engage and Fedor opens up a barrage of punches, mostly blocked by Rogers and Rogers is quick to fire back. Fedor blasts Rogers with a huge right hand that sends the big man down. Fedor follows up with a few more strikes before referee John McCarthy saw enough to stop the fight.
Fedor Emelianenko def. Brett Rogers by TKO (referee’s stoppage due to strikes) at 1:48, R2
-Jake Shields vs. Jason Miller
R1- Mayhem throws a good punch that tags Shields, but he immediately shoots in and lands a great double leg takedown. Shields takes Mayhem’s back and Miller tries to roll away. Shields lands in mount this time, but Mayhem reverses and gets back to the feet. Shields gets the clinch and drags Miller to the ground again. Shields continues to pepper away until they stand back up and Mayhem picks Shields up and slams him to the mat. Mayhem misses a bomb and Shields seizes the opportunity to pop back up. Mayhem gets a body lock and lands a nice suplex just before the round ends. Super close round.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Jake Shields
R2- Shields goes for the clinch early on, but Mayhem ends up getting the body lock again and gets a takedown. Shields reverses and the fighters scramble on the ground, and eventually Shields gets mount before Mayhem again reverses and ends up with Shields on his back. Shields wraps his legs onto Mayhems and then goes for a Twister, but Mayhem rolls out. Shields maintains top position and again moves to take his back. Shields goes for a rear naked choke, but Mayhem defends well. Mayhem gets the reversal and works from the top as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Jake Shields
R3- Mayhem opens up with a nice takedown to open the third, but Shields gets up and gets a takedown of his own. Shields moves to side control and passes easily to mount. Mayhem gets back to half guard as Shields continues his ground onslaught. Shields takes Mayhem’s back yet again and Mayhem looks tired for a moment, but then explodes and gets a reversal, landing in Shields’ guard. Back to the feet before a brief stoppage to re-tape Mayhem’s glove. Shields pulls Mayhem down again working for ground control. Mayhem reverses and gets Shields’ back locking on a rear naked choke. The choke looks very deep but the round ends possibly saving Shields from a submission.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Jake Shields
R4- Shields again opens up with a takedown against the cage as he tries to improve position on Miller. The crowd becomes restless and eventually referee John McCarthy stands the fight back up. Mayhem lands a good combo, but is once again taken down. Shields moves to half guard and then side control, and then slips over for mount. Mayhem rolls and Shields rolls with him taking his back and looking for a choke. Mayhem continues to try and roll away, but Shields is relentless on the ground. Shields maintains position until the end of the round.
MMAWeeekly scores R4 10-9 for Jake Shields
R5- Shields gets the clinch early and looks to take Mayhem down again. Mayhem defends well for a moment, but eventually gives up the takedown once again. Shields gets mount and then takes his back, putting on a body triangle and working Mayhem over. Mayhem slips out and stands up for a second, but it’s back to the ground courtesy of Shields. Shields keeps pushing with the clinch on the ground as the fight comes to a close.
MMAWeekly scores R5 10-9 Jake Shields
Jake Shields def. Jason Miller by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Jake Shields is the new Strikeforce middleweight champion
-Gegard Mousasi vs. Thierry Sokoudjou
R1- Mousasi opens with a few high kicks, but none of them land successfully. Sokoudjou seems willing to stand and trade with Mousasi who accidentally hits him below the belt. Mousasi opens up and staggers Sokoudjou with a good few shots, but Sokoudjou uses his strength to force a takedown. Mousasi slips a great reversal, landing in side control before they make their way back to the feet. Sokoudjou locks on a guillotine, but Mousasi slips out. Mousasi lands a beautiful heel trip takedown just before the round ends. Very close round.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Sokoudjou
R2- In the clinch, Mousasi puts together a great series of knees to the legs of Sokoudjou. Mousasi pulls away and opens up a barrage of punches as Sokoudjou defends, and then throws a combo of his own. Mousasi goes for a takedown but Sokoudjou powers out and lands in his opponent’s half guard. Mousasi grabs a hold of an arm for a kimura and doesn’t let go until Sokoudjou has to give up position and end up on the bottom. Mousasi finally gets a few punches through and Sokoudjou finally turns away only to eat a few more punches before the referee steps in to stop the fight.
Gegard Mousasi def. Sokoudjou by TKO (referee’s stoppage due to strikes) at 3:43, R2
-Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva
R1- Werdum throws a high kick that misses to open the fight. Werdum clips Silva to which Silva answers with a flurry of punches that drops his opponent to the ground. Silva follows up and tries to finish on the ground, but Werdum survives and Silva stands back up. Another exchange and this time Werdum tags Silva with a good shot, but Silva seems okay. The fighters clinch and as they separate, Silva again throws a good combination. Silva pops Werdum with another good shot when the fight hits the ground again as the round comes to an end.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Antonio Silva
R2- The fighters exchange again to open the round with Silva again getting the better of the shots. Silva decides to play the ground game a little bit and ends up being reversed and underneath Werdum, but he defends and gets back to his feet. The fighters clinch twice against the cage and Werdum is able to finally secure a single leg takedown and begins work from inside of Silva’s half guard. Werdum moves to side control, tries for a kimura and then rolls for a foot lock before Silva moves and ends up on top again.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Fabricio Werdum
R3- Silva opens up the round with a few leg kicks and almost clocks Werdum with a big knee from the clinch, but Werdum narrowly escapes. Werdum swoops in again and lands a nice takedown, then moving to Silva’s back. Silva walks forward with Werdum on his back and stands back up, but catches a hard knee as they separate. Silva opens up a combination before Werdum tags him again with another good knee. Werdum grabs the clinch again and pops Silva with a knee and then drags him to the ground. Silva turtles up and then rolls as Werdum passes into half guard. Werdum finishes strong trying to pass guard and improve his position.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Fabricio Werdum
Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Silva by unanimous decision (29-28 on all score cards)
-Roxanne Modafferi vs. Marloes Coenen
R1- Coenen tags Modafferi early with a nice push kick, and as Modafferi tries to engage again, Coenen drops her with a quick punch. Modafferi recovers and ends up on top of Coenen, who swivels her hips and locks on a tight armbar. Modafferi rolls to her belly and has no choice but to tap out.
Marloes Coenen def. Roxanne Modafferi by submission (armbar) at 1:05, R1
-Jeff Curran vs. Dustin Neace
R1- Both fighters open with some nasty leg kicks as Curran stays aggressive. Neace lands a good body kick and Curran moves in for the clinch. Curran lands two knees to the body and Neace whinces in pain immediately and taps out, stopping the fight.
Jeff Curran def. Dustin Neace by TKO (tap out due to knees to the body) at 1:39
-Shamar Bailey vs. John Kolosci
R1- Bailey wastes no time getting Kolosci to the mat to work a ground and pound attack. Bailey does a good job of moving to side control, but Kolosci battles and gets back to his feet only to give up another takedown. Bailey rolls to go for a guillotine, but Kolosci slips out and ends up on top. The fighters work back to the feet and Bailey again gets the takedown, moves to mount, but loses position and the fighters are back up again.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Shamar Bailey
R2- Bailey slips a nice straight punch setting up another takedown putting Kolosci down against the cage. Bailey and Kolosci scramble and end up pinned against the cage with Kolosci trying to fend off Bailey’s takedown attempt. Bailey eventually lands it, and as Kolosci is working his way up, Bailey throws an illegal knee to a downed opponent. He doesn’t catch Kolosci but the referee pauses the action issuing a warning to Bailey, and a point deduction. After the restart, Bailey again looks for the clinch as the round ends.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Shamar Bailey
R3- The third round brings another takeodown from Bailey who lands in Kolosci’s full guard this time around. The fighters get back to their feet and Kolosci has time for one kick before being stifled and taken down by Bailey again. Bailey spends the rest of the round pressuring Kolosci for takedowns, with no other action.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Shamar Bailey
Shamar Bailey def. John Kolosci by unanimous decision (29-27 on all cards)
-Louis Taylor vs. Nate Moore
R1- The fighters trade a few shots early on and Taylor looks for the clinch against the cage. Taylor throws a kick only to be taken down by Moore, who begins to work from the top. Moore moves to try and take Taylor’s back, but he does a good job of defending, but not improving his position much. The round closes with Moore still trying to work for the back, but not much action.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Nate Moore
R2- Taylor tries to land some big bombs to open round 2, but Moore defends well and tags a few shots of his own before working to take the fight back to the mat. Again, Moore is working to take Taylor’s back, mixing in a few knees to the body. Moore’s perseverance pays off as he sinks the hooks in and flattens Taylor out, and starts working shots to the head and body. Moor continues the punishment, and Taylor simply can’t get out of the position and taps out.
Nate Moore def. Louis Taylor by TKO (tap out due to strikes) at 3:24, R2
-Christian Uflacker vs. Jonatas Novaes
R1- Uflacker lands an early takedown and works from Novaes’ half guard. Not much action on the ground as Novaes ties up Uflacker’s arms. A scramble for position ends up with Uflacker on his back as Novaes goes for a leg lock, but loses it quickly and Uflacker ends up back on top. The fighters are stood back up, and immediately Novaes throws a high kick that glances Uflacker, before he shoots in for the takedown again and the end of the round.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Christian Uflacker
R2- Novaes puts Uflacker on his back early this time before getting back to the feet and rapidly giving up another takedown to his opponent. Uflacker lands minimal shots from the top, just maintaining position, but Novaes can’t battle out. An uneventful round grinds to an end with Uflacker on top.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Christian Uflacker
R3- Uflacker hits Novaes with yet another takedown to start the round. With Uflacker working inside Novaes’ guard, Novaes’ throws three consecutive kicks to the head while Uflacker’s knees were on the mat, clearly illegal blows. Uflacker remains down on the canvas, clearly rattled from the kicks. Uflacker is given time to recover, and the fight starts again. As soon as the fight restarts, Uflacker puts Novaes down on the mat again. More inactivity on the ground leads to a stand-up and then another takedown as soon as the fighters are back up from Uflacker.
MMAWeekly scores R3 10-9 Christian Uflacker
Christian Uflacker def. Jonatas Novaes by unanimous decision (29-26, 30-25, 30-25)