Strikeforce: Miami

Strikeforce: Miami was a mixed martial arts event held by Strikeforce on January 30, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida, United States at the BankAtlantic Center.[2] The event aired live on Showtime in the US and on Super Channel in Canada.[3]

Strikeforce: Miami
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The poster for Strikeforce: Miami.
DateJanuary 30, 2010
VenueBankAtlantic Center
CitySunrise, Florida, United States
Total gate$301,424
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Evolution Strikeforce: Miami Strikeforce: Nashville


A bout between Bobby Lashley and Shane Del Rosario had previously been agreed upon,[4] however the fight was scrapped from the card.[5] Bobby Lashley was then expected to face Yohan Banks,[6] however the bout needed commission approval, which was subsequently denied.[7] Jimmy Ambriz was then targeted by the promotion as late replacement for Banks.[8] However, Strikeforce decided not to go with Ambriz, despite being cleared by the Florida State Boxing Commission.[9] Wes Sims stepped in on short notice to fight Lashley.[10]

The bout between Joe Riggs and Jay Hieron was scheduled to air live on[11] but the load on the server brought down the stream.[12]

The event drew an estimated average of 517,000 viewers on Showtime.[13]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Nick Diaz def. Marius Žaromskis TKO (punches) 1 4:38 [a]
Women's Featherweight Cris Cyborg (c) def. Marloes Coenen TKO (punches) 3 3:40 [b]
Heavyweight Herschel Walker def. Greg Nagy TKO (punches) 3 2:17
Middleweight Robbie Lawler def. Melvin Manhoef KO (punch) 1 3:33
Heavyweight Bobby Lashley def. Wes Sims TKO (punches) 1 2:06 Live Stream
Welterweight Jay Hieron def. Joe Riggs Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Welterweight John Kelly def. Sabah Homasi Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:48
Welterweight Hayder Hassan def. Ryan Keenan KO (punch) 2 2:42
Featherweight Pablo Alfonso def. Marcos da Matta Submission (armbar) 1 1:47
Lightweight David Gomez def. Craig Oxley Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Joe Ray def. John Clarke TKO (punches) 1 3:14
Middleweight Jeffrey Cachia def. Matt Cooper KO (punches) 2 2:26
Welterweight Michael Byrnes def. Dave Zitanick Decision (majority) (29–29, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00

Reported PayoutEdit

The following is a list of fighter salaries as provided by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can often be a substantial portion of a fighter's income.[14]

  • Nick Diaz: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Marius Zaromskis: $30,000
  • Cris Cyborg: $35,000 ($15,000 win bonus and $5,000 "championship" bonus) def. Marloes Coenen: $2,000
  • Herschel Walker: $600 (no win bonus) def. Greg Nagy: $5,000
  • Robbie Lawler: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Melvin Manhoef: $5,000
  • Bobby Lashley: $50,000 (no win bonus) def. Wes Sims: $25,000
  • Jay Hieron: $65,000 ($35,000 win bonus) def. Joe Riggs: $30,000
  • Michael Byrnes: $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. David Zitnik: $1,500
  • Joe Ray: $1,500 ($500 win bonus) def. John Clarke: $1,000
  • David Gomez: $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Craig Oxley: $1,500
  • Pablo Alfonso: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus) def. Marcos DaMatta: $2,500
  • Hayder Hassan: $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Keenan: $2,000
  • Jeffrey Cachia: $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Matt Cooper: $1,000
  • John Kelly: $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Sabah Homasi: $1,000


  1. ^ "Strikeforce 'Miami' Attendance Figures Released". Sherdog.
  2. ^ "Strikeforce: Miami". Strikeforce. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  3. ^ "Strikeforce to Florida in 2010 with Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos and Herschel Walker". 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  4. ^ "Bobby Lashley vs. Shane Del Rosario at Jan. 30 Strikeforce event". 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
  5. ^ "Strikeforce Won't Be Risking Bobby Lashley Against Shane del Rosario". 2010-01-08.
  6. ^ "HERSCHEL WALKER GETS OPPONENT; LASHLEY CLOSE". 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  7. ^ "Yohan Banks ruled out by FSBC". 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  8. ^ "Report: Jimmy Ambriz targeted as "Strikeforce: Miami" opponent for Bobby Lashley". 2010-01-15. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18.
  9. ^ "Ambriz out as Lashley opponent, officials at "square one" on replacement". 2010-01-19. Archived from the original on 2010-01-22.
  10. ^ "Wes Sims Likely To Fight Bobby Lashley at "Strikeforce: Miami"". 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  11. ^ "Report: Joe Riggs vs. Jay Hieron to air live online at on Jan. 30". 2010-01-25.
  12. ^ Follow @EASPORTSUFC [@EASPORTSMMA] (31 January 2010). "Sorry about the feed issues guys...servers overloaded....we are working to get a replay up for you guys" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^
  14. ^ ""Strikeforce: Miami" fighter salaries: Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler each earn $100,000". 2010-02-03.

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