Strikeforce is all set to pull the trigger on its latest event TONIGHT (July 30, 2011) from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
The Showtime-televised event will feature what could very well turn out to be the last stand of "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko, as he takes on fellow Pride FC veteran and current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson in a three-round non-title fight.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Henderson," beginning with the Showtime telecast at 10 p.m. ET, as well as provide quick results of all the undercard action as it gets underway earlier in the evening.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Henderson" results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action):
STRIKEFORCE: "FEDOR VS. HENDERSON" QUICK RESULTS:
defeats Marloes Coenen via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Round 4
defeats Paul Daley via Unanimous Decision
via Unanimous Decision
via Unanimous Decision
def. Bobby Green
via unanimous decision
def. Eduardo Pamplona via knockout in round 1
via submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1
STRIKEFORCE: "FEDOR VS. HENDERSON" PLAY-BY-PLAY MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson
Round one: Fedor comes out and throws wild punches. Hendo lands a left and backs off Fedor. Big right from Hendo and then a leg kick. Hendo with dirty boxing now and pushes Fedor against the cage. Fedor already bleeding from his right eye. Knees to the thigh against the cage from Hendo. More knees from Hendo. Hendo lands a wild left on the break but barely. Big right from Fedor now. Leg kick from Hendo. Right from Fedor and now he unloads with a powerful combo!!!!! Fedor is dropping BOMBS and has Hendo almost out!!!! Hendo slips out the back door and lands a VICIOUS right that puts Fedor flat on his face on the mat!!! Hendo now lands a few more bombs for good measure and that is it this fight is stopped!!!!!! WOW UNBELIEVABLE KO from Henderson. It came literally out of no where!!! That was INSANE!!!
Final result: Dan Henderson defeats Fedor Emelianenko via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate
Round one: Leg kick from Tate. Tate ties things up and is looking for the take down. Foot stomps from Tate. Knee to the body from Coenen. Coenen reverses position now and has Tate against the cage. Tate reverses it back. Left from Tate. Left from Coenen. Right from Tate. Tate shoots, Coenen gets clinch and lands a good knee. Tate finishes off the take down and Coenen holding onto a choke. Tate pops her head out and is now in side control. Short elbows from Tate. Tate controlling the body. Body shots from Tate. Good elbows from Tate. That is the bell and Tate won that round. 10-9 Tate.
Round two: *Sorry Technical Difficulties here is round summary* Coenen gets a reverse on a take down attempt and is working the back with a body triangle looking for a choke. Coenen is now going to hooks. Coenen works punches and elbows while going for the choke for the majority of the round. 10-9 Coenen.
Round three: Leg kick from both women. Right from Tate. Leg kick from Coenen. Right from Tate. Right from Coenen. Hard leg kick from Coenen caught and Tate gets the take down and is in half guard. Tate now on top. Full guard for Coenen. Tate postures up but nothing there. Tate with some punches. Body shots from Tate and their stood up. Leg kick from Coenen. Right from Coenen. Tate goes for a single and gets the take down. Elbows from Coenen on the bottom. Tate small body shots. Coenen looking for the arm. Tate finishes the round with some punches on top. 10-9 Tate.
Round four: RIght from Coenen. Leg kick from Tate. Sloppy striking. Leg kick from Coenen. Left from Tate. Leg kick from Coenen. Jab from Tate. Tate with the take down, side control for Tate. Coenen looking to scramble. Tate steps over for a side triangle choke. Thats it Coenen taps out!!! Tate with a surprising submission win, wow.
Final result: Miesha Tate defeats Marloes Coenen via Submission (Arm triangle choke) Round 4
Round one: Woodley with a low stance looking for the take down. Good right from Woodley. Inside leg kick from Woodley. Woodley catches a kick and now bullies Daley up against the cage. Low knee from Daley stops the fight for a minute. Woodley misses a flying knee and big right but he is aggressive. Woodley charges and pushes Daley against the cage now. Knees to the thigh from Woodley. Ref breaks them. Daley misses with a big combo, Daley throws an uppercut and Woodley pushes him against the cage once again. Daley with good take down defense. They break and Daley takes a breath. Good right from Woodley and now their tied up again. Woodley briefly goes for a standing guillotine. Good body shots from Woodley. Daley reverses and is now in the dominant position but Woodley gets position back as both men trade knees at the bell. Boring round, but all Woodley. 10-9 Woodley.
Round two: Woodley ducks under a combo and grabs Daley briefly. Daley stuffs another take down and now pushes Woodley agains the cage. Woodley drives for a take down but nothing there now he lands some knees to the body. Woodley finally gets a single leg take down and is now in full guard. Good punches from Woodley. Good elbows from Woodley. Woodley pushes Daley against the cage and Daley trying to walk the cage. Daley back down in full guard and Woodley lands an elbow. Good elbow from Woodley. Ref stands them up now. Woodley shoots and Daley sprawls out. Daley lands two hammer fists at the bell. One more for Woodley, 10-9 Woodley.
Round three: Woodley lands a good right and a knee. Daley looking for an uppercut. Daley goes for a knee and Woodley catches it and gets the take down. Daley going for a arm, but Woodley muscles out and is landing solid punches from the top to the body and head. Forearms from Woodley. Daley getting desperate trying to walk the cage. Daley kicks away and walks up and Woodley holding onto a leg trying to get it back to the mat. Daley finally to his feet and sprawls out and lands a good left hook. Daley on top now and lands some strikes to the back of the head and gets warned. Woodley looking for a leg and Daley lets him up. Woodley right back for a leg and Dlaye sprawls out. Daley lands a good uppercut and a knee. Another knee from Daley and Woodley drops for a leg again. Daley rolls through for an Oma plata!!! Woodley gets out and is on top in full guard now. That is the bell and this last round was close Daley could have taken it but I think Woodley still gets the nod. 10-9 Daley.
Final result: Tyron Woodley defeats Paul Daley via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Inside leg kick from Kennedy. HARD right from Lawler. Low kick from Kennedy stops the action briefly. Kennedy shoots and Lawler sprawls out with ease. Kennedy shoots and misses and both men trade rights on the way up. Kennedy shoots again and briefly gets a take down and they scramble and now Kennedy has the back of Lawler. Another good scrambles from Lawler and now he has regained position but Kennedy switches right to the back again. Lawler to his feet on a good scramble. Nice left hook from Kennedy. Kennedy ducks under and gets a double leg take down and is right into side control. Kennedy now steps over for the full mount. Lawler gives his back and scrambles and escapes out the back door. Head kick from Kennedy. That is the bell and Lawler looks good but Kennedy took that one. 10-9 Kennedy.
Round two: Leg kick and body kick from Kennedy. Leg kick from Kennedy. Kennedy shoots and Lawler sprawls out. Front kick from Kennedy. Leg kick from Kennedy. Right from Kennedy. BIG uppercut from Lawler. Kennedy shoots and has a hold of a single leg. Lawler sprawls out. Kennedy is bleeding and relentlessly going for the take down. He gets it and is now in half guard. Kennedy is bleeding badly. Lawler works his way into full guard. Some punches from Kennedy and Lawler lands a good punch off his back. Kennedy with some strikes. Hammer fists from Kennedy. Good punch from Lawler off his back. Elbow from Kennedy and now more punches in bunches. Body shot and punches from Kennedy and Lawler with a elbow from the bottom. Body shots from Kennedy. He won this round as the bell rings. But he is bleeding bad from the bridge of his nose. 10-9 Kennedy.
Round three: Right from Kennedy and he misses a shot. Leg kick from Kennedy. Leg kick from Kennedy. Head kick from Kennedy. Flying knee from Lawler. Big right from Lawler. Inside leg kick from Kennedy. Action has slowed to a crawl neither man wants to pull the trigger. They've just danced for 1 minute. Uppercut from Lawler. Body kick from Kennedy. Inside leg kick from Kennedy and another leg kick from Kennedy. Lawler is not making his move and I have no idea why. Kennedy with a clinch lands a good knee and then gets a take down. Kennedy now throwing good left hooks from half guard. Body shots from Kennedy and some elbows to close out the round. Kennedy won this fight. 10-9 Kennedy.
Final result: Tim Kennedy defeats Robbie Lawler via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Smith moving forward. Jab from Smith.Leg kick from Saffiedine. Left from Saffiedine misses. Right from Smith followed by a combo and leg kick from Saffiedine. Leg kick from Saffiedine. Jab from Saffiedine. Leg kick from Saffiedine. Head kick from Saffiedine. Knee from Saffiedine up against the cage in the clinch. Saffiedine with more Mui Thai knee strikes and some punches. Good hooks to the body and overhand right from Saffiedine on the break. Leg kick from Saffiedine. Head kick from Saffiedine lands HARD. Smith now going for a single. Saffiedine is out and using the Thai clinch again with knees to the body. Short punches from Saffiedine. Ref breaks them. Inside leg kick from Saffiedine and then a big right and head kick follows. Combo from Smith. Body kick from Saffiedine. Jab and leg kick from Saffiedine. Good right from Saffiedine and then a spinning heel kick follows. Thats the bell and Saffiedine controlled that round easy. 10-9 Saffiedine.
Round two: Double jab from Saffiedine. Smith with a left and Saffiedine with a leg kick and another. Left hook leg kick combo from Saffiedine. Leg kick from Smith, big head kick from Saffiedine. Thai clinch from Saffiedine and he lands a good elbow. Hard left from Saffiedine. Now Saffiedine unloads a big combo and Smith is hurt!!! Saffiedine goes for a flying knee but nothing there. Now Saffiedine is landing punches and hooks and Smith looks hurt. Flying knee from Saffiedine blocked. Hard short elbows from Saffiedine. Knees to the body from Saffiedine. Head kick from Saffiedine rocks Smith! Saffiedine now lands a big combo!!! Smith drops and grabs a leg holding on for dear life. Saffiedine sprawls out and is landing some body shots. Now Saffiedine has the back and Smith is turtling up. Saffiedine has one hook in now. Smith is bleeding badly from his face. Smith now slips out the back door and lands a hard elbow on the way up. Left from Saffiedine. Hard uppercut and then some crazy combo finished with a head kick by Saffiedine. Now knees from the clinch by Saffiedine he is dominating. That is the bell and this could easily be a 10-8 round but ill say 10-9 Saffiedine.
Round three: Hard jabs and leg kick from Saffiedine. Hard leg kick from Saffiedine. Smith looks gassed. Jab and leg kick from Saffiedine and now a uppercut and body shot from Saffiedine. Good leg kick then combo from Saffiedine. Head kick and double left hook from Saffiedine. Smith is getting crushed. Leg kick from Saffiedine. Right from Smith. Leg kick from Saffiedine. Jab from Saffiedine. Body shot from Saffiedine. HARD jab from Saffiedine. Leg kick from Smith. HARD left from Saffiedine. Body kick from Saffiedine. Right from Saffiedine. Hard right from Saffiedine. Wow sharp head kick from Saffiedine. Good one two from Saffiedine. Jab from Saffiedine. Leg kick from Saffiedine. Smith trying but nothing there. Right from Saffiedine. Hard double jab from Saffiedine. Head kick from Saffiedine. That is the bell and complete domination from Saffiedine. 10-9 Saffiedine.
Final result: Tarec Saffiedine defeats Scott Smith via Unanimous Decision