2009 in Strikeforce

The year 2009 is the 4th year in the history of Strikeforce, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. In 2009 Strikeforce held 10 events beginning with, Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz.

2009 in Strikeforce
Information
First dateApril 11, 2009
Last dateDecember 19, 2009
Events
Total events10
Fights
Total fights97
Title fights6
Chronology
2008 in Strikeforce 2009 in Strikeforce 2010 in Strikeforce

Title fightsEdit

Title fights in 2009
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez def. Rodrigo Damm KO (Punches) 2 2:02 Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz [a]
Women's Featherweight Cristiane Justino def. Gina Carano KO (punches) 1 4:59 Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg [b]
Light Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi def. Renato Sobral (c) KO (punches) 1 1:00 Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg [c]
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez (ic) def. Mitsuhiro Ishida TKO (punches) 3 3:56 Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg [d]
Middleweight Jake Shields def. Jason Miller unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) 5 5:00 Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers [e]
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez (ic) def. Josh Thomson Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 Strikeforce: Evolution [f]

Events listEdit

# Event Title Date Arena Location Attendance Broadcast
26 Strikeforce: Evolution December 19, 2009 HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, California 14,749 Showtime
25 Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears November 20, 2009 Memorial Hall Kansas City, Kansas 2,088 Showtime
24 Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers November 7, 2009 Sears Centre Hoffman Estates, Illinois 11,512 CBS
23 Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista November 6, 2009 Save Mart Center Fresno, California 4,157 Showtime
22 Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings September 25, 2009 SpiritBank Event Center Bixby, Oklahoma 2,336 Showtime
21 Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg August 15, 2009 HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, California 13,976 Showtime
20 Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg June 19, 2009 ShoWare Center Kent, Washington 2,836 Showtime
19 Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields June 6, 2009 Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri 8,867 Showtime
18 Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina May 15, 2009 Save Mart Center Fresno, California 2,322 Showtime
17 Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz April 11, 2009 HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, California 15,211 Showtime

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. DiazEdit

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz was an event held on April 11, 2009 at the HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California.[1]

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez def. Rodrigo Damm KO (Punches) 2 2:02 [a]
Catchweight (179 lb) Nick Diaz def. Frank Shamrock TKO (Punches) 2 3:57
Middleweight Scott Smith def. Benji Radach KO (Punch) 3 3:24
Women's Featherweight Cristiane Justino def. Hitomi Akano TKO (Punches) 3 0:35
Heavyweight Brett Rogers def. Ron Humphrey TKO (Knees) 2 1:38
Preliminary Card
Middleweight Luke Rockhold def. Buck Meredith Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:07
Middleweight Eric Lawson def. Waylon Kennell TKO (Punches) 1 4:54
Catchweight (187.5 lb) Raul Castillo def. Brandon Michaels Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:45
Welterweight James Terry def. Zak Bucia Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Shingo Kohara def. Jeremy Tavares KO (Knee) 2 0:04
  1. ^ For the Interim Lightweight Championship.

Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. AinaEdit

Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina
Information
PromotionStrikeforce
DateMay 15, 2009
VenueSave Mart Center
CityFresno, California
Attendance2,322
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields

Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina was an event held on May 15, 2009 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.[2]

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Mike Aina def. Billy Evangelista No Decision (Overturned by CSAC) 2 3:42
Sarah Kaufman def. Miesha Tate Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Lavar Johnson def. Carl Seumanutafa KO (Punch) 1 0:18
Aaron Rosa def. Anthony Ruiz Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:29
Bao Quach def. Tito Jones Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Spencer Herns def. Chad Sutton Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
Fabricio Camoes def. Torrance Taylor Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 3:21
Ousmane Thomas Diagne def. Kaleo Kwan Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Ben Holscher def. Cody Canterbury Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 2:47

Strikeforce: Lawler vs. ShieldsEdit

Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields was an event held on June 6, 2009 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.[3]

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (182 lb) Jake Shields def. Robbie Lawler submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:02
Heavyweight Brett Rogers def. Andrei Arlovski TKO (punches) 1 0:22
Catchweight (180 lb) Nick Diaz def. Scott Smith submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:41
Welterweight Joe Riggs def. Phil Baroni unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Mike Kyle def. Rafael Cavalcante KO (punches) 2 4:05
Preliminary Card
Light Heavyweight Mike Whitehead def. Kevin Randleman unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (175 lb) Jesse Finney def. Josh Bumgarner submission (kimura) 1 1:55
Middleweight Lucas Lopes def. Scott Ventimiglia disqualification (illegal knee) 1 3:26
Welterweight Tyron Woodley def. Sal Woods submission (arm triangle choke) 1 4:20
Light Heavyweight Booker DeRousse def. James Wade TKO (punches) 1 4:06
Lightweight Pat Benson def. Dave Cochran submission (armbar) 1 2:42

Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. CyborgEdit

Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg
Information
PromotionStrikeforce
DateJune 19, 2009
VenueShoWare Center
CityKent, Washington
Attendance2,836
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg

Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg was an event held on June 19, 2009 at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.[4]

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Joey Villasenor def. Evangelista Santos Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Tim Kennedy def. Nick Thompson Submission (Punches) 2 2:37
Jorge Gurgel def. Conor Heun Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Sarah Kaufman def. Shayna Baszler Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Luke Rockhold def. Cory Devela Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 0:30
Dennis Hallman def. Justin Davis Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 0:20
Bryan Caraway def. Alex Zuniga Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Lyle Beerbohm def. Duane Ludwig Submission (Bulldog Choke) 1 4:27
Landon Showalter def. George Stork Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Len Bentley def. Marques Daniels Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Steve Hadsel def. Taylor Roberts KO (Punches) 1 0:17

Strikeforce: Carano vs. CyborgEdit

Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg was an event held on August 15, 2009 at the HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California.[5]

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Featherweight Cristiane Justino def. Gina Carano KO (punches) 1 4:59 [a]
Light Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi def. Renato Sobral (c) KO (punches) 1 1:00 [b]
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez (ic) def. Mitsuhiro Ishida TKO (punches) 3 3:56 [c]
Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum def. Mike Kyle Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:24
Preliminary card
Welterweight Jay Hieron def. Jesse Taylor Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Justin Wilcox def. David Douglas Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:16
Lightweight Alexander Trevino def. Isaiah Hill Submission (keylock) 1 3:56
Welterweight James Terry def. Zak Bucia TKO (head kick and punches) 1 1:23
Light Heavyweight Scott Lighty def. Mike Cook TKO (punch to the body) 1 2:05

Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. CummingsEdit

Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings
Information
PromotionStrikeforce
DateSeptember 25, 2009
VenueSpiritBank Event Center
CityBixby, Oklahoma
Attendance2,336
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista

Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings was an event held on September 25, 2009 at the SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby, Oklahoma.[6]

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Tim Kennedy def. Zak Cummings Submission (North-South Choke) 2 2:43
Ray Sefo def. Kevin Jordan Submission (Knee Injury) 2 0:24
Tyron Woodley def. Zach Light Submission (Armbar) 2 3:38
Thomas Longacre def. Travis Calanoc Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Daniel Cormier def. Gary Frazier TKO (Punches) 2 3:39
Jeri Sitzes def. Lacey Schuckman TKO (Punches) 3 2:18
Paul Bradley def. Levi Avera Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Trey Houston def. Brandon Gaines Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 2 1:28
Kenny Giddens def. Jonny Carson Submission (D'arce Choke) 2 4:15
Josh Pulsifer def. Nick Gibbons Submission (D'arce Choke) 1 1:05
Dylan Smith def. Lemont Davis Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:15

Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. EvangelistaEdit

Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista
Information
PromotionStrikeforce
DateNovember 6, 2009
VenueSave Mart Center
CityFresno, California
Attendance4,157
Event chronology
Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers

Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista was an event held on November 6, 2009 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.[7]

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Billy Evangelista def. Jorge Gurgel Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Shane del Rosario def. Brandon Cash Submission (Omoplata) 1 2:57
Luke Rockhold def. Jesse Taylor Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 3:42
Merritt Warren def. Ousmane Thomas Diagne Submission (Inverted Heel Hook) 1 3:49
Zoila Frausto def. Elisha Helsper Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Ben Holscher def. Jonny Goh Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Casey Olson def. Chris Culley TKO (Punches) 1 2:32
Cole Escovedo def. Maurice Eazel TKO (Punches) 1 1:47
Rico Altamirano def. Alexander Trevino Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. RogersEdit

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers was an event held on November 7, 2009 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.[8]

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Brett Rogers KO (punch) 2 1:48
Middleweight Jake Shields def. Jason Miller unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, 48–47) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou TKO (punches) 2 3:43
Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum def. Antônio Silva unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Women's Featherweight Marloes Coenen def. Roxanne Modafferi submission (armbar) 1 1:05
Catchweight (150 lb) Jeff Curran def. Dustin Neace verbal submission (rib injury) 1 1:39
Middleweight Nate Moore def. Louis Taylor submission (punches) 2 3:24
Middleweight Shamar Bailey def. John Kolosci unanimous decision (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Christian Uflacker def. Jonatas Novaes unanimous decision (30–25, 30–25, 29–26) 3 5:00 [c]
  1. ^ For the Middleweight Championship.
  2. ^ Bailey was docked one point in round two for holding the shorts of Kolosci.
  3. ^ Novaes was docked two points in round three for two illegal kicks to the head of a downed opponent.

Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. BearsEdit

Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears
Information
PromotionStrikeforce
DateNovember 20, 2009
VenueMemorial Hall
CityKansas City, Kansas
Attendance2,088
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears Strikeforce: Evolution

Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears was an event held on November 20, 2009 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.[9]

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Tyron Woodley def. Rudy Bears Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 2:52
Kerry Vera def. Kim Couture TKO (Punches) 1 3:35
Bobby Voelker def. Erik Apple TKO (Punches) 2 1:23
Rafael Cavalcante def. Aaron Rosa TKO (Punches) 2 3:25
Kevin Casey def. Chad Vance Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:41
Lee Gibson def. Joe Wilk TKO (Punches) 1 4:39
Brian Davidson def. Russell Patrick TKO (Punches) 1 0:29
Nick Nolte def. Andy Waters Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 3:45
Darryl Cobb def. Gary Tapusoa Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Michael Chandler def. Richard Bouphanouvong TKO (Punches) 2 2:07
Lucas Lopes def. Dominic Brown TKO (Punches) 2 0:45

Strikeforce: EvolutionEdit

Strikeforce: Evolution was an event held on December 19, 2009 at the HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California.[10]

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Scott Smith def. Cung Le KO (Punches) 3 3:25
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez (ic) def. Josh Thomson Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Matt Lindland Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 4:18
Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Mike Whitehead KO (Punches) 1 3:08
Preliminary Card
Light Heavyweight Antwain Britt def. Scott Lighty TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 5:00
Lightweight Justin Wilcox def. Daisuke Nakamura Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Alexander Crispim def. A.J. Fonseca Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "Strikeforce: Evolution". Sherdog. Archived from the original on June 19, 2015.