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Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le was a mixed martial arts event co-promoted by Strikeforce and EliteXC. The event took place on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.[1]

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le
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The poster for Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le.
PromotionStrikeforce and EliteXC
DateMarch 29, 2008
VenueHP Pavilion at San Jose
CitySan Jose, California, United States
Event chronology
Strikeforce: At The Dome Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson


The main card aired live on the Showtime premium cable channel.

The event originally featured the anticipated Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson, but it was called off because Thomson injured himself training.[2]

Nick Diaz was also scheduled to fight but was pulled from the card due to undisclosed reasons.[3]

Referees assigned for the event were Mario Yamasaki, Herb Dean and Jon Schorle.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Cung Le def. Frank Shamrock (c) TKO (stoppage) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez (c) def. Gabe Lemley TKO (punches) 2 2:18 [b]
Heavyweight Wayne Cole def. Mike Kyle Submission (armbar) 1 0:45
Middleweight Joey Villasenor def. Ryan Jensen KO (punch) 1 4:45
Preliminary card
Catchweight (162 lb) Billy Evangelista def. Marlon Sims KO (punch) 3 0:39
Welterweight Drew Fickett def. Jae Suk Lim Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:14
Welterweight Tiki Ghosn def. Luke Stewart Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Darren Uyenoyama def. Anthony Figueroa Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:27
Catchweight (180 lb) Jesse Jones def. Jesse Gillespie TKO (punches) 1 0:35

Fighter salariesEdit

Below are the disclosed purses for each of the fighters [1]:


  • Frank Shamrock: $300,000 (no win bonus listed)
  • Cung Le: $200,000 (no win bonus listed)
  • Gilbert Melendez: $50,000 (defeated Gabe Lemley; no win bonus listed)
  • Joey Villasenor: $36,000 (defeated Ryan Jensen; win bonus was $18,000
  • Wayne Cole: $10,000 (defeated Mike Kyle; win bonus was $5,000)
  • Drew Fickett: $10,000 (defeated Jae Suk Lim; win bonus was $5,000)
  • Mike Kyle: $10,000 (lost to Wayne Cole)
  • Gabe Lemley: $7,000 (lost to Gilbert Melendez)
  • Billy Evangelista: $10,000 (defeated Marlon Sims; win bonus was $5,000)
  • Jae Suk Lim: $3,000 (lost to Drew Fickett)
  • Ryan Jensen: $6,000 (lost to Joey Villasenor)
  • Marlon Sims: $2,500 (lost to Billy Evangelista)


  • Tiki Ghosn: $8,000 (defeated Luke Stewart; win bonus was $2,000)
  • Luke Stewart: $6,000 (lost to Tiki Ghosn)
  • Darren Uyenoyama: $4,000 (defeated Anthony Figueroa; win bonus was $2,000)
  • Jesse Jones: $2,150 (defeated Jesse Gillespie; win bonus was $500)
  • Anthony Figueroa: $2,000 (lost to Darren Uyenoyama)
  • Jesse Gillespie: $1,200 (lost to Jesse Jones)


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le Set for March 29 (Story from Yahoo! Sports) –
  2. ^ Dann Stupp. "Strikeforce Officially Announces Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le on Showtime (Updated)".
  3. ^ MMA – Nick Diaz out of Saturday’s Strikeforce Show

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