Strikeforce: "Heavy Artillery" is set to go down TONIGHT (Sat., May 15, 2010) from the Scottstrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of "Heavy Artillery" beginning with the Showtime telecast at 10 p.m. ET. Up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7:30 p.m. ET.
"Heavy Artillery" will feature a 265-pound grudge match between current Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem and rising star Brett "The Grim" Rogers.
Several of the promotion’s other top fighters will be in action on the card as well, including a heavyweight scrap between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski and hard-hitting Brazilian Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest Strikeforce results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
STRIKEFORCE QUICK RESULTS
265 lbs.: Alistair Overeem def. Brett Rogers via TKO, Round 1, 3:40
265 lbs.: Antonio Silva def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
185 lbs.: Ronaldo Souza def. Joey Villasenor via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
205 lbs.: Roger Gracie def. Kevin Randleman via submission (RNC), Round 2, 4:10
205 lbs.: Rafael Cavalcante def. Antwain Britt via TKO, Round 1, 3:45
170 lbs.: Jesse Finney def. Justin DeMoney via submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 3:22
155 lbs.: Lyle Beerbohm def. Vitor Ribeiro via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
205 lbs.: Darryl Cobb def. Booker DeRousse via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Mike Chandler def. Sal Woods via submission (RNC), Round 1, 0:59
205 lbs.: Fransisco France def. Lee Brousseau via submission (RNC), Round 1, 1:27
155 lbs.: Tom Aaron def. Erik Steenberg via submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 0:56
155 lbs.: Matt Ricehouse def. Greg Wilson via submission (RNC), Round 3, 0:45
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Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem vs. Brett "The Grim" Rogers (Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship)
Round one: Alistair is actually in a Strikeforce cage again. It's good to see. A bald Rogers meets the champ in the center. They clinch and Alistair registers a knee and they push off. Alistair lands a nice low leg kick, and another. Rogers comes forward but can't connect. Alistair rag dolls the 265 pound Rogers to the ground from the clinch and lands some huge ground and pound. That was crazy horse meat strength. Side control for "The Reem." A bit of a stalemate. Alistair postures and stands. More ground and pound from Alistair. He's landing some huge bombs, one after the other, and Big John waves it off. Rogers was taking some huge bombs. Impressive dominance from Ubereem. The dude is for real and would be a handful for any heavyweight in the world. Paging Fedor ...
Final result: Alistair Overeem def. Brett Rogers via TKO, Round 1, 3:40
Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva
Round one: These two giants trade kicks off the top. Nice right hand by Silva. Andrei has already lasted longer than his last trip to STL. The pair standing toe-to-toe. Silva trying to snipe with his left hook once Andrei throws his straight right. Inside leg kick and jab from Andrei followed by Silva leg kick. Huge right and left from Silva and Andrei seems to eat them nicely. Who knew? Silva pushes him against the fence. Right left from Silva as he pushes away and they clinch again against the cage. Silva grabs Andrei's right leg and Andrei trips and ends up on his back. Stalemate as Silva lays on Andrei. Andrei gets up and wings a right hand that doesn't come close. 10-9 Silva although
Round two: Double jab by Arlovski misses. He's looking for his range early. Big right by Silva just misses Andrei's head as he sidesteps left. Silva lands flush on Andrei's chin again and then presses him against the fence. Andrei is actually taking some on the chin in this fight and is barely flinching. The ref separates the two and they stand in the center. Andrei presses Silva against the cage. Big John centers separates and centers them. Silva switches to southpaw stance. Nice left body kick from Silva, Andrei does the same. Big right by Andrei misses and Silva clinches and pushes him against the fence. Both men look very tired. Andrei's mouth is wide open. They clinch again as the round ends. Close round. I'll score it 10-9 Silva.
Round three: Silva comes out southpaw, switches back. Silva throws insdie leg kick and follows with a right that misses. Silva has Andrei against the fence. Big John centers the pair. They trade right hands in close. Andrei pushes Silva against fence. Minor flurries with a lot of tired clinching is the name of the game throughout this fight. Big John separates them again. Right body kick by Silva. Left high kick and right cross combo both land for Andrei. They clinch against the fence. Silva gets a big takedown and ends up in full guard. This should be the icing on the cake for Silva. Silva now in half guard and landing some ground and pound as he postures up. Andrei uses the cage and stands up. Silva doing a bit of taunting at the end and throws his hands up. 10-9 Silva, 30-27 overall for Silva. He should get the nod.
Final result: Antonio Silva def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza vs. "Smokin'" Joe Villasenor
Round one: Souza shoots early but Villesenor sprawls and they're up against the cage. Huge right by Jacare misses. Jacare grabs a single and dumps Villasenor on his back. That was easy. Jacare in half guard landing some nice G n' P, Jacare moves to full mount and Joey is in BIG trouble. Villasenor survives in a scramble and gets back to his feet. Jacare seemed to be getting a little impatient even though he had a dominant position. Jacare pushes Joey against the fence and lands a nice knee to the body, and another. Jacare pulls Joey down again and lands more G n' P. Jacare is taking him down as he pleases. He lets Villasenor up and lands a nice kick to the body. Another powerful takedown from Jacare. Jacare trying to isolate an arm for a kimura but can't complete it. Jacare standing in Joey's guard and lets him up again. Jacare seems to be letting him up on purpose just to dump him again. He's toying with him. 10-9 Jacare
Round two: Villesenor comes out with a big uppercut that misses and he eats a right cross for his efforts. Jacare shoots and scores once again. Jacare in half guard. Villasenor gets back up and lands a decent uppercut as Jacare comes in. Jacare working for yet another takedown up against the fence and Joey finds himself on his back again. He's been on his back more than *insert floosy joke here.* Jacare in half guard and passes to side control and Joey gets back up. Jacare can't seem to control him on the ground. Jacare shoots and records another takedown. A couple big right hands from Jacare in Joey's guard. Joey up again. Nice left body kick by Joey. Jacare shoots again and bell sounds. This one is all "alligator." 10-9 Jacare
Round three: Villasenor wings a couple punches but they are blocked. Inside leg kick Joey. Jacare counters and just misses with a big right. Jacare shoots and Joey fends it off. Villasenor certainly more aggressive this round but is not connecting with any frequency. Jacare shoots but Villasenor shakes it off. Nice right by Joey. Jacare finally gets his takedown, improves into side control. Villasenor showing very good sub defense and scrambling in this fight. He's being worked over but he isn't giving in easy. Villasenor lands a nice right cross but gets taken down after he tries a flying knee. Rounds ends. 10-9 Jacare, 30-27 overall. All Jacare all day.
Final result: Ronaldo Souza def. Joey Villasenor via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Roger Gracie vs. Kevin "The Monster" Randleman
Round one: Both men circling early. Gracie trying to establish his jab. Randleman comes forward and misses with a one/two combo. Big knee by Gracie. Gracie doubles up the jab again. Pace is very slow. Inside leg kick by Kev. Crowd starts to boo. Straight right by Roger lands, they clinch & Randleman pushes Gracie up against the fence. Gracie looks like he wants to pull guard. Gracie gets Randleman down briefly but Kev is up in a scramble. Randleman comes forward and lands a nice combo. 10-10
Round two: Gracie coming forward and chasing. Randleman stunned briefly from a punch but regains his composure. Randleman pushes Gracie against the fence. Pace continues to stay slow. Huge knee by Gracie on chin drops Randleman! Hmmm ... now which sub will Gracie choose. This shouldn't take long. Gracie gets his back looking to choke him out. Full body triangle from Gracie. Wait for it ... wait for it. Randleman taps. Shocker. See you in two years Roger.
Final result: Roger Gracie def. Kevin Randleman via submission (RNC), Round 2, 4:10
Antwain "Juggernaut" Britt vs. Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante
Round one: Fighters are circling and giving each other respect early. Nice jab by Britt followed by a brief left right combo. Clinch up against the fence, knee by Feijao and slips to the mat and right back up. Nice right left combo as Feijao lands low kick. Britt presses Feijao up against the fence and the action slows down. Big knee by Feijao in clinch and they tie up once again. Ref separates the two. Looping right clips Britt and he is stunned. Left hook collapses Britt! Feijao pounces on him and finishes with some ground and pound as the ref dives in. Nice victory for Feijao. 1st round TKO at 3:45 mark. King Mo could be next for the young Brazilian. :
Final result: Rafael Cavalcante def. Antwain Britt via TKO, Round 1, 3:45