Strikeforce Challengers 20 results recap for 'Britt vs Sayers' event on Nov. 18

Strikeforce was at it again last night (Nov. 18, 2011) with its latest installment of the Challengers series with Strikeforce Challengers 20, live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And if you happened to tune in to the event, hopefully you didn't blink very much.

That's because the night of fights didn't last very long, but it wasn't for a lack of action. Four of the five bouts on the main card ended in the very first round with only one going the distance. In fact, two of the fights ended in less than one minute.

The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between Lumumba Sayers and Antwain Britt who were both in desperate need to get back into the win column after suffering defeats their last time out.

Sayers stunned "The Juggernaut" as he opened the fight with a flurry of punches after stuffing a clinch attempt. Then, just 28 seconds later, Sayers had his hand raised in victory as he knocked out Britt with a right uppercut that sent him to the canvas and forced the referee to stop the fight.

Sayers gets back to the win column, while Britt suffers his third consecutive loss under the Strikeforce banner.

In the co-main event of the evening, Ronda Rousey aimed to keep her perfect record in tact as she took on Julia Budd.

Mission accomplished.

Join me after the jump for the rest of the Strikeforce Challengers 20 recap:

After taking a few hooks from Budd, Rousey -- an Olympic Judo bronze medalist -- quickly took the fight to the ground. It was all she wrote from that point.

Rousey mounted Budd and quickly transitioned into an armbar. With "The Jewel" refusing to tap, Ronda put a little more torque on the arm and appeared to dislocate her opponent's elbow, which forced Julia to tap just 39 seconds into the opening round.

Rousey improves to 4-0 and moves one step closer to a fight with women's Strikeforce bantamweight champ, Meisha Tate.

Adlan Amagov and Anthony Smith wasted no time in getting the action started in their middleweight bout as both came out swinging for the fences. After a few exchanges with no one landing a direct hit, the fight hit the canvas as Amagov successfully took down Smith.

After a failed triangle attempt from Smith, the fight was immediately brought back to the feet.

After another wild exchange, Amagov connected with a sold right hand that dropped Smith. Three more bombs on the ground for good measure and Smith was out for the count at the 2:32 mark of the first round; ending his six fight winning streak in very brutal fashion.

In light heavyweight action, T.J. Cook took on Trevor Smith, who looked to make it five wins in a row.

Both fighters traded leg kicks and right hands in the opening moments, but quickly ended up on the ground after Cook caught a head kick attempt from Smith and earned a takedown. After a battle for position on the ground, Smith moved to side control and soon took Cook's back. After a failed armbar attempt from Smith, he quickly transitioned to a guillotine.

Cook tried to hold on, but was forced to tap to Smith at the 4:28 mark of the very first round.

In the only main card bout to last longer than a round, Derek Brunson improved to 9-0 as he earned a unanimous decision victory over Nate James. Brunson takedowns were simply too much for James throughout the fight. After a few brief exchanges, Brunson took James down repeatedly and controlled the fight on the ground.

After three rounds of lackluster performances from both fighters, Brunson was awarded the unanimous decision and kept his record perfect. The crowd booed on a few occasions through the fight; little did they know what was in store for them in the rest of the night's action.

That's a wrap for the Strikeforce Challengers 20 recap.

Now it's up to you to rate the performances of tonight's participants with your thoughts in the comments section below.


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