2008 in Strikeforce

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The year 2008 was the third year in the history of Strikeforce, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. In 2008 Strikeforce held eight events, beginning with Strikeforce: Young Guns II.

2008 in Strikeforce
Information
First dateFebruary 1, 2008
Last dateNovember 21, 2008
Events
Total events8
Fights
Total fights78
Title fights5
Chronology
2007 in Strikeforce 2008 in Strikeforce 2009 in Strikeforce

Title fightsEdit

Title fights in 2008
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Middleweight Cung Le def. Frank Shamrock (c) TKO (stoppage) 3 5:00 Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le [a]
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez (c) def. Gabe Lemley TKO (punches) 2 2:18 Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le [b]
Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Gilbert Melendez (c) unanimous decision 5 5:00 Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson [c]
Heavyweight Bobby Southworth (c) def. Anthony Ruiz unanimous decision 5 5:00 Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson [d]
Light Heavyweight Renato Sobral def. Bobby Southworth (c) TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00 Strikeforce: Destruction [e]

Events listEdit

# Event Title Date Arena Location Attendance Broadcast
16 Strikeforce: Destruction November 21, 2008 HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, California 8,152 HDNet
15 Strikeforce: Payback October 3, 2008 Broomfield Events Center Broomfield, Colorado 3,286 HDNet
14 Strikeforce: At The Mansion II September 20, 2008 The Playboy Mansion Beverly Hills, California 2,478 The Score
13 Strikeforce: Young Guns III September 13, 2008 San Jose Civic Auditorium San Jose, California 4,789
12 Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson June 27, 2008 HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, California 7,288 HDNet
11 Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le March 29, 2008 HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose, California 16,326 Showtime
10 Strikeforce: At The Dome February 23, 2008 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, Washington 7,089 HDNet
9 Strikeforce: Young Guns II February 1, 2008 San Jose Civic Auditorium San Jose, California 5,789

Strikeforce: Young Guns IIEdit

Strikeforce: Young Guns II[1] was an event held on February 1, 2008 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Luke Rockhold def Josh Neal KO (punches) 1 1:49
Featherweight Darren Uyenoyama def Andrew Valladerez submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:59
Lightweight Joey Armstrong def Sam Spengler TKO (punches) 1 2:56
Welterweight Jesse Jones def Anthony Alves KO (punch) 1 2:01
Preliminary card
Featherweight Alvin Cacdac def Evan Esguerra submission (guillotine choke) 2 2:13
Middleweight Issac de Jesus def Bobby Stack submission (guillotine choke) 2 2:52
Heavyweight Eric Magana def Luke Hartwig TKO (doctor stoppage) in round 2 3 5:00
Lightweight Adam Antolin def Hugo Govea submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:31
Welterweight Jesse Gillespie def Dave Martin unanimous decision 3 5:00

Strikeforce: At The DomeEdit

Strikeforce: At The Dome[2] was an event held on February 23, 2008 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Jan Nortje def Bob Sapp TKO (punches) 1 0:55
Lightweight Jorge Masvidal def Ryan Healy unanimous decision 3 5:00
Middleweight Cory Devela def Joe Riggs submission (slam) 1 1:22
Heavyweight Maurice Smith def Rick Roufus submission (kimura) 1 1:53
Preliminary card
Welterweight Eddy Ellis def Steve Berger unanimous decision 3 5:00
Heavyweight Mychal Clark def Josh Bennett TKO (swollen eye) 2 5:00
Welterweight Lyle Beerbohm def Ray Perales submission (guillotine choke) 3 1:19
Heavyweight Mike Hayes def Matt Kovacs unanimous decision 3 5:00
Featherweight Zack Skinner def Scott Shaffer unanimous decision 3 5:00
Welterweight Nathan Coy def Dave Courchaine KO (punch) 1 1:46

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. LeEdit

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le[3] was an event held on March 29, 2008 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.

ResultsEdit

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

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. ThomsonEdit

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson[4] was an event held on June 27, 2008, at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Gilbert Melendez (c) unanimous decision 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Bobby Southworth (c) def. Anthony Ruiz unanimous decision 5 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Billy Evangelista def. Nam Phan split decision 3 5:00
Middleweight Eric Lawson def. Jesse Gillespie Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:03
Women's Featherweight Miesha Tate def. Elaina Maxwell unanimous decision 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Middleweight Jeremiah Metcalf def. Raymond Daniels submission (rear-naked choke) 2 0:59
Bantamweight Chris Cariaso def. Anthony Figueroa submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:34
Lightweight Bobby Stack def. Jose Palacios unanimous decision 3 5:00
Featherweight Bryan Caraway def. Alvin Cacdac submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:39
Welterweight Cyrillo Padilha def. Jesse Jones unanimous decision 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jorge Interiano def. Travis Johnson TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 3:00
Lightweight Alexander Trevino def. Eric Jacob submission (armbar) 1 0:37

Strikeforce: Young Guns IIIEdit

Strikeforce: Young Guns III[5] was an event held on September 13, 2008 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Chris Bostick def Jorge Interianoaz submission (armbar) 1 2:26
Heavyweight Yohan Banks def Michael Diaz KO (punch) 1 0:19
Flyweight Adam Antolin def Javi Alanis TKO (punches) 2 1:41
Catchweight (140 lb) Ryan Bastianelli def Hussain Rasouli unanimous decision 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight Alexander Trevino def Gennaro Strangis unanimous decision 3 5:00
Lightweight Matt Pedro def Eric Castile submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:08
Featherweight David Rasouri def Jeremy Tavares unanimous decision 3 5:00
Lightweight Mike Davis def O.J. Dominguez unanimous decision 3 5:00

Strikeforce: At The Mansion IIEdit

Strikeforce: At The Mansion II[6] was an event held on September 20, 2008 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.

ResultsEdit

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Trevor Prangley def Anthony Ruiz unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Mitsuhiro Ishida def Justin Wilcox submission (armbar) 1 1:21
Middleweight Terry Martin def Cory Devela TKO (strikes) 3 2:08
Lightweight Josh Thomson def Ashe Bowman TKO (punches) 1 1:14
Middleweight Kazuo Misaki def Joe Riggs TKO (punches) 2 2:29
Preliminary card
Welterweight Luke Stewart def Jesse Juarez submission (armbar) 1 4:55
Middleweight Eric Lawson def Kenneth Seegrist submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:07
Welterweight Brandon Magana def Brandon Thatch split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (195 lb) Jesse Gillespie def Dave Martin split decision (27–30, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00

Strikeforce: PaybackEdit

Strikeforce: Payback[7] was an event held on October 3, 2008 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (165 lb) Duane Ludwig def Sammy Morgan TKO (punches) 1 2:01
Middleweight Frank Trigg def Falaniko Vitale unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Donnie Liles def Pete Spratt submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:59
Lightweight Billy Evangelista def Luke Caudillo unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Carlos Zevallos def Andre Walker TKO (punches) 1 4:49
Preliminary Card
Women's Flyweight Michelle Waterson def Tyra Parker submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:20
Featherweight Tyler Toner def Ricky Johnson TKO (punches) 2 3:44
Welterweight Drew Dober def Lumumba Sayers KO (punch) 1 0:16
Lightweight Alan Gomez def Jordan Goodwin unanimous decision 3 5:00
Lightweight Eric Galvan def Jeremy Malaterre split decision (29–28, 30–27, 28–29) 3 5:00
Catchweight (140 lb) Turrell Galloway def Brett Tillis submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:21
Flyweight Aaron Trujillo def Haven Torres TKO (punches) 1 2:59

Strikeforce: DestructionEdit

Strikeforce: Destruction[8] was an event held on November 21, 2008, at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.

ResultsEdit

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Renato Sobral def Bobby Southworth (c) TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00 [a]
160 lb. Catchweight Duane Ludwig def Yves Edwards unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Scott Smith def Terry Martin KO (punch) 1 0:29
Welterweight Joe Riggs def Luke Stewart TKO (punches) 2 2:05
Middleweight Luke Rockhold def Nik Theotikos submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:06
Preliminary card
Women's Bantamweight Kim Couture def Lina Kvokov TKO (punches) 1 1:44
Bantamweight Darren Uyenoyama def Brad Royster unanimous decision 3 5:00
Featherweight Alvin Cacdac def Jose Palacios submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:10
Welterweight Zak Bucia def Adam Steel submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:35

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Strikeforce: Young Guns II". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Strikeforce: At The Dome". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Strikeforce: Young Guns III". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Strikeforce: At The Mansion II". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Strikeforce: Payback". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "Strikeforce: Destruction". Sherdog. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015.