Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Cung Le" is set for tonight (Saturday, March 29) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
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Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Cung Le" quick results:
- Jesse Jones (2-0) defeats Jesse Gillespie (1-1) via TKO/strikes (0:35 R1)
- Darren Uyenoyama (4-1) defeats Anthony Figueroa (4-2) via submission/guillotine choke (1:27 R1)
- Tiki Ghosn (10-7) defeats Luke Stewart (5-1)Ã‚Â via unanimous decision
- Billy Evangelista (6-0) defeats Marlon Sims (3-3) via KO (0:49 R3)
- Joey Villasenor (25-6) defeats Ryan Jensen (11-4) via KO (4:45 R1)
- Wayne Cole (11-6) defeats Mike Kyle (9-6-1) via submission/armbar (0:42 R1)
- Gilbert Melendez (14-1) defeats Gabe Lemley (11-7) via TKO/strikes (2:18 R2)
- Drew Fickett (32-5) defeats Jae Suk Lim (9-4) via submission/guillotine choke (1:14 R1)
- Cung Le (6-0) defeats Frank Shamrock (24-9-1) via TKO/Doctor stoppage
Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs Cung Le" main event results and live commentary:
Round one:Ã‚Â Villasenor jabs.Ã‚Â JensenÃ‚Â answers.Ã‚Â Jensen misses a kick.Ã‚Â VillasenorÃ‚Â ties him up.Ã‚Â JensenÃ‚Â falls to the mat and pulls guard. Lots of squirming but no action.Ã‚Â VillasenorÃ‚Â grabs the cage. No action. Crowd rains down boos. Yamasaki just standing and staring.Ã‚Â Villasenor postures up and lands a punch.Ã‚Â Jensen gets toÃ‚Â his feet. Stinging left drops Jensen who quicklyÃ‚Â recovers andÃ‚Â answers with a combo that backsÃ‚Â Villasenor up. Both fighters going for broke.Ã‚Â Crushing right fromÃ‚Â Villasenor KO'sÃ‚Â Jensen into a lifeless heap.
Final result: Joey Villasenor defeats Ryan Jensen via KO (4:45 R1)
Round one: They meet in the center and briefly exchange but Cole quickly tosses Kyle to the mat. Cole in side control andÃ‚Â leaps intoÃ‚Â an armbar. Kyle has nowhere to go and taps.
Final result: Wayne Cole defeats Mike Kyle via submission/armbar (0:42 R1)
Kimbo Slice makes a guest appearance in the center of the ring to a standing ovation. That ovation quickly goes to uncomfortable silence when Kimbo mistakenly thinks he's in San Francisco. Goldberg gives a tepid interview and sends him on his way. No announcement from Kimbo about his next opponent just a quick cameo for a cheap pop (as Mick Foley would say).
Round one: Lemley stalks and lands a jab. Melendez answers with aÃ‚Â hook that stuns him. Melendez with a huge takedown.Ã‚Â Lemley tries for the guillotine butÃ‚Â Melendez escapes.Ã‚Â Melendez posturesÃ‚Â up andÃ‚Â Lemley tries to triangle him soÃ‚Â Melendez plops down into guard.Ã‚Â Lemley again looks for the triangleÃ‚Â and MelendezÃ‚Â goes north south and back again. Lemley avoiding the mount.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Melendez gets some room and does some punching. Back into guard. Hammer fists score forÃ‚Â Melendez. Back into guard and Melendez again lands with strikes from the top. LemleyÃ‚Â is cut. MelendezÃ‚Â is pouring it on. Herb Dean letting it go.Ã‚Â Lemley seconds away from being stopped and gets saved by the bell.
Round two: They trade on their feet and Lemley eats a HUGE right. And another. Melendez takes him down. Lemley in guard. Lemley taking punishment. Melendez to side control and fires at will. Lemley's face looks like corned beef hash. Herb Dean takes his time but eventually stops the punishment.Ã‚Â
Final result: Gilbert Melendez defeats Gabe Lemley via TKO/strikes (2:18 R2) to retain the Strikeforce lightweight championship.
Round one: Fickett charges and they tie up. Lim grabsÃ‚Â Fickett's crank. Center of the cage and Lim eats a left but answers with an uppercut. Fickett with a bigÃ‚Â takedown. Lim stands straight up into a guillotine. Fickett straddles him and sinks it DEEP. Lim tries for the slam but is too far gone. He falls to the mat and taps.
Final result: Drew Fickett defeats Jae Suk Lim via submission/guillotine choke (1:14 R1)
After the fight Jake Shields gets called into the ring by a zealousÃ‚Â Goldberg and they announce the Drew Fickett/Jake Shields fight for June 14. Both fighters talk tough about the contest but Fickett goes a little too far and predicts it will end in death by rear naked choke. To be sure everyone takes him seriously he then screams "ONE OF US WILL DIE!" Good stuff.
Round one: An exchange of kicks opens the bout. Frank catches a spinning back kick and grabs Le's waist. Cung escapes and lands a combo. Stinging jab by Frank.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â More kicks and a Le combo lands.Ã‚Â Frank looks to shoot butÃ‚Â decides against it.Ã‚Â Punches and kicks are flying! Both fighters look crisp. Frank brings the heat and Le answers. Le's speed is unbelievable. A spinning roundhouse by Le gets caught by Frank who dumps him to the cage. Le is bleeding from the mouth courtesy of a Shamrock knee. More exchanges and Frank looks like he's getting the better of them. Round ends with Shamrock taunting Le.
Round two: A Le kick sends Shammy's mouthpiece flying. The pace slows but Le is starting to get the better of the striking. Le lands a right hook. Frank answers with a combo. Le finding his range with the kicks. Frank is taking punishment. Every exchange sees Le get sharper. Frank refuses to shoot. A Le kick deadens Shamrock's leg. Round ends with Le pushing the pace.
Round three: Le stiffens Shamrock with a liver kick. Then a combo for Le. Frank is getting owned on his feet. Le sweeps Frank off his feet who crashes to the mat. Frank is in trouble. Out of nowhere Shammy lands a huge right. Le is staggered. Frank attacks with a flurry. Shammy pouring it on. Le is inÃ‚Â danger but fights back and lands aÃ‚Â devastating body kick. Then a tremendous kick to the jaw. Frank is rocked. LeÃ‚Â on the verge of ending it asÃ‚Â time expires.
Round four: Frank Shamrock is unable to answer the bell. Cung Le is declared the winner by TKO.
Final result: Cung Le defeats Frank Shamrock via TKO/Doctor Stoppage to win the Strikeforce middleweight championship.
Shammy reports to the crowd of 16,326 that he suffered a broken arm and could notÃ‚Â continue.