Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Rogers," featuring a main event between former PRIDE and current WAMMA heavyweight champion, Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko and undefeated challenger Brett "The Grim" Rogers, is now underway with the main card airing LIVE via CBS tonight (Nov. 7) at 9 p.m. ET from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Joining the main event heavyweights on the prime time special will be "Bully Beatdown" star and DREAM veteran Jason "Mayhem" Miller taking on former Elite XC welterweight champion Jake Shields for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight title.
Rising star Gegard Mousasi will also appear, taking on hard-hitting Rameau Thierry Skoudjou in a non-title affair while Fabricio Werdum looks to go 2-0 for the promotion against former Elite XC heavyweight champion Antonio "Junior" Silva.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of "Fedor vs. Rogers", beginning with the CBS telecast at 9 p.m. ET below.
In addition, up-to-the-minute quick results of all the other under card action will begin around 7 p.m. ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest "Fedor vs. Rogers" 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. Rogers" Quick Results:
265 lbs.: Fedor Emelianenko defeats Brett Rogers via TKO (strikes) 1:48 R2
Main card (Televised):
185 lbs.: Jake Shields defeated Jason Miller via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46 x2)
205 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi defeated Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via TKO (strikes) 3:43 R2
265 lbs.: Fabricio Werdum defeated Antonio Silva via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
145 lbs.: Marloes Coenen defeated Roxanne Modafferi via submission (armbar) 1:05 R1
149.6 lbs.: Jeff Curran defeated Dustin Neace via TKO (injury) 1:39 R1*
170 lbs.: Shamar Bailey defeated John Kolosci via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
155 lbs.: Deray Davis vs. Mark Miller
205 lbs.: Nate Moore defeated Louis Taylor via TKO (strikes) 3:24 R2
170 lbs.: Christian Uflacker defeated Jonatas Novaes via unanimous decision (29-26, 30-25, 30-25)
*Contested at a catchweight after Neace failed to make the 145-pound limit.
Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Rogers" main card play-by-play:
265 lbs.: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers (for WAMMA heavyweight championship)
Round one: Emelianenko misses with a right. Both fighters bobbing and weaving until Emelianenko closes in and throws Rogers to the mat. Rogers quickly gets back up and they go to the cage. Emelianenko bumps him off and they get back to the middle of the cage. Emelianenko unloads a combo and then wrestles Rogers to the mat. Rogers ties him up and reverses an armbar attempt and puts Emelianenko on his back, unloading a flurry that connects. Emelianenko is bloodied in the assault but gets back to full guard. Emelianenko stands over Rogers and then misses with a flying punch. Rogers ties him up to end the first.
Round two: Emelianenko starts throwing leather and they clinch. Rogers rushes in and pushes Emelianenko against the cage. The pace slows until the fighters restart in the center of the cage. Emelianenko lands a devastating right that crumbles Rogers. He swoops in for the finish but "Big" John McCarthy has seen enough.
Final result: Fedor Emelianenko defeated Brett Rogers via TKO (strikes) 1:48 R2
185 lbs.: Jason Miller vs. Jake Shields (for vacant middleweight championship)
Round one: Shields opens up with a combo and a quick takedown which pushes Miller to the cage. Shields working for position to the sound of intermittent boos. Shields looking impressive early. Miller gets to his feet and the crowd roars. Miller defends a takedown but eventually loses position. Nothing happening as Miller sits up and crown gets restless. Miller back up. H scoops Shields up and scores a big slam. Miller postures up for a big shot but Shields uses the opening to escape. On the feet, Mayhem re-scoops and re-slams Shields. He's on top as time expires.
Round two: Mutual bear hug puts both men to the cage. Miller wrestles him to the ground but Shields uses the mat to unleash his grappling. Miller twisted and contorted in different shapes and sizes including the gayest man-on-man position ever witnessed on network TV. Shields gets his back and nearly finishes him but Mayhem survives and gets back to his feet and eventually back into top position. Shields has too tight of a guard for Miller to do anything and the round ends in a stalemate.
Round three: They meet in the center of the cage and Miller gets him to the floor. It doesn't last, as Shields reverses and gets side control with ease. Shields jumps into mount and tees off, forcing Miller to give up his back. Shields has him wrapped fairly tight and Miller does an unorthodox somersault into top position, gets to his feet and lands a fade-away spinning bitch-slap. They tie up again against the cage and the referee calls time to fix tape on Miller's glove. Action resumes and Shields is back in half guard pressing Miller up against the cage. Crowd unhappy. Miller to his feet but Shields drags him back down. Unfortunately for him he ends up on his butt with Miller behind him, who sinks in the hooks and locks a DEEP rear naked choke. Shields seconds away from unconsciousness and HE'S SAVED BY THE BELL!
Round four: Miller opens up with the hands but Shields takes him down and holds him close. Crowd calling for the stand-up. John McCarthy has seen enough and puts them upright. Miller comes out like a maniac and unloads, Shields eats a few before pulling another takedown and getting it back to the ground. Miller gives up his back and now it's Shields working the rear naked choke. Miller ain't havin' it. Still, Shields won't let him up and works from side control. Round over.
Round five: A few hands fly before they tie up and go to the cage. They struggle for position and McCarthy asks them to work. Shields finally gets him to the mat but gets warned for grabbing the trunks. Shields works his way into guard but Miller once again gives up his back looking for a way out. He finds it by rolling out and briefly gets a guillotine but Shields escapes. From half-guard, Miller tries to get back to his feet but Shields is clinging to him like ivy. Round ends in a scramble on the feet.
Final result: Jake Shields defeated Jason Miller via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46 x2)
205 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (non-title bout)
Round one: Mousasi coming out cocky and confident, throwing his hands up. Sokoudjou backs him up with a low kick. Mousasi answers with a grazing high kick. Mousasi stalking and lands a low kick, than a shot to the nuts. Sokoudjou fakes another ball shot. Referee doesn't buy it. Nice leg kick by Sokoudjou. Dumb tools in Affliction shirt block my view. Gegard tees off and Sokoudjou lands a desperation takedown. He locks in a guillotine but Mousasi laughs it off and transitions to side control. Sokoudjou escapes and muscless his way to mount. They get back to their feet. Mousasi looks for the takedown but Sokoudjou uses his Judo to switch positions. Mousasi escapes and leg trips him to the floor. He pounces but time expires.
Round two: They quickly tie up and Mousasi working knees to the legs. Mousasi with a ridiculous boxing flurry but Sokoudjou survives and ties him up. Sokoudjou uses leverage and Judos him to the mat. From half-guard Mousasi is able to work an escape and find his way into top position. Mousasi raining down blows. Sokoudjou forced to turtle and cover up from the punishment until the referee stops it.
Final result: Gegard Mousasi defeated Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via TKO (strikes) 3:43 R2
265 lbs.: Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva
Round one: Silva looking scary. Head kick misses by Werdum. Low kick doesn't. Nice jab by Silva. Big uppercut by Werdum but he rushes in and gets creamed. He collapses and Silva pounces. Werdum hanging on for dear life. He survives and they get back up. Low kick by Werdum. Silva stalking. Werdum charges and gets zilch. They tie up and go to the cage. Werdum flops into guard but Silva isn't interested. Werdum stands. Big low kick for Silva. Nice one-two lands for Werdum. Sliva lands a standing elbow. Huge head kick airball for Werdum. Silva ties him up and lands a big elbow. Werdum falls. Silva on top dropping bombs. Werdum survives and gets back to his feet as time expires.
Round two: Werdum gets plunked and ends up on his back. Silva trying to find a way in. He does but whoops! Werdum reverses and gets on top. Werdum busy from half guard but Silva muscles his way back up. They tie up and go to the cage. Crowd boos the inactivity. Referee separates them. Inside kick for Werdum. Back to the cage where Werdum wants a takedown. He gets it and works for side control. Silva being stingy and tries to roll out and Werdum tries to tweak the leg. Not happening. Round ends with Silva working for position.
Round three: Inside kick lands for Werdum. He shoots and eats a knee for his efforts. Werdum misses an uppercut and they go to the cage. Crowd lets 'em have it. They separate and Werdum with an inside kick and another shoot. He gets Silva to the ground and takes his back in a scramble. Silva barely avoids a rear naked choke and turns him into the cage. Back on their feet and Silva throws hands. They tie up again. Nice clinch work by Werdum who then grabs a leg. Silva denies him. They're gassed but Werdum lands a knee and Silva falls.Werdum on top trying to marshmallow-fist him into a KO but Silva marshmallows back. Werdum climbs on top of him and looks for an arm-triangle but runs out of time.
Final result: Fabricio Werdum defeated Antonio Silva via unanimous decision (29-29 x3)
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