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ShoMMA: Strikeforce Challengers is a mixed martial arts series produced by the mixed martial arts organization Strikeforce and the Showtime cable network.[1] Similar to Showtime's earlier ShoXC, the purpose of the series is to highlight up and coming MMA fighters.

Contents

Events

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May 15, 2009 card

The inaugural event took place on May 15, 2009 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and aired on the Showtime cable network.[1]

Results

Televised card
On August 24 the bout was ruled a No Decision after being contested. The original result was Aina def. Evangelista via Disqualification in round 2[2]
Kaufman def. Tate via Unanimous Decision
  • Heavyweight bout: United States Lavar Johnson vs. United States Carl Seumanutafa
Johnson def. Seumanutafa via KO (punch) at 0:18 of round 1
Rosa def. Ruiz via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:29 of round 1
  • Featherweight bout: United States Bao Quach vs. United States Tito Jones
Quach def. Jones via Unanimous Decision
Non-Televised card
  • Catchweight (160 lbs) bout: United States Ben Holscher vs. United States Cody Cantebury
Holscher def. Cantebury via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:47 of round 1
  • Lightweight bout: United States Kaleo Kwan vs. France Ousmane Thomas Diagne
Diagne def. Kwan via Unanimous Decision
Camoes def. Taylor via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:21 of round 1
  • Middleweight bout: United States Spencer Herns vs. United States Chad Sutton
Herns def. Sutton via Unanimous Decision

June 19, 2009 card

The second ShoMMA event took place on June 19, 2009 at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.[3] The event was sanctioned by the Washington State Athletic Commission which, as opposed to other athletic commissions, didn't use one-pound allowances during the weigh-ins. In response, Strikeforce made contracts which automatically defaulted into catchweights to allow fighters the extra pound.[4]

Results

Televised card
Villasenor def. Santos via Split Decision.
Kennedy def. Thompson via Submission (Strikes) at 2:37 of round 2.
Gurgel def. Heun via Unanimous Decision.
Kaufman def. Baszler via Unanimous Decision.
Rockhold def. Devela via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:30 of round 1.
Non-Televised card
Hallman def. Davis via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:20 of round 1.
  • Featherweight bout: United States Brian Caraway vs. United States Alex Zuniga
Caraway def. Zuniga via Unanimous Decision.
Beerbohm def. Ludwig via Submission (Bulldog Choke) at 4:27 of round 1.
  • Catchweight (186 lbs) bout: United States George Stork vs. United States Landon Showalter
Showalter def. Stork via Unanimous Decision.
  • Catchweight (156 lbs) bout: United States Len Bentley vs. United States Marques Daniels
Bentley def. Daniels via Unanimous Decision.
  • Catchweight (171 lbs) bout: United States Steve Hadsel vs. United States Taylor Roberts
Hadsel def. Roberts via TKO (punches) at 0:17 of round 1.

September 25, 2009 card

The third episode of ShoMMA took place on September 25, 2009 at the SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby, Oklahoma.

Evangelista Santos pulled out with a knee injury[5] and Zak Cummings stepped in to face Tim Kennedy in the main event.[6]

Results

Televised card
Kennedy def. Cummings via Submission (North/South Choke) - Round 2, 2:43.
Sefo def. Jordan via TKO (Injury) - Round 2, 0:24.
Woodley def. Light via Submission (Armbar) - Round 2, 3:38.
  • Catchweight (147 lbs) bout: United States Thomas Longacre vs. United States Travis Calonoc
Longacre def. Calonoc via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Cormier def. Frazier via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 3:39.
Non-Televised card
  • Women's (120 lbs) bout: United States Lacey Schuckman vs. United States Jeri Sitzes
Sitzes def. Schuckman via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 2:18.
  • Catchweight (176 lbs) bout: United States Levi Avera vs. United States Paul Bradley
Bradley def. Avera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
  • Catchweight (187 lbs) bout: United States Trey Houston vs. United States Brandon Gaines
Houston def. Gaines via submission (arm-triangle choke) - Round 2, 1:28.
  • Lightweight bout: United States Kenny Giddens vs. United States John Carson
Giddens def. Carson via submission (D'arce choke) - Round 2, 4:15.
  • Catchweight (147 lbs) bout: United States Nick Gibbons vs. United States Josh Pulsifer
Pulsifer def. Gibbons via submission (D'arce choke) - Round 1, 1:05.
  • Welterweight bout: United States Lemont Davis vs. United States Dillon Smith
Smith def. Davis via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 1:15.

November 6, 2009 card

The fourth episode of ShoMMA took place on November 6, 2009 at the Save Mart Center at Fresno State in Fresno, California.

Results

Televised card
Billy Evangelista def. Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Shane del Rosario def. Brandon Cash via submission (omoplata) - Round 1, 2:57.
Luke Rockhold def. Jesse Taylor via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:42.
  • Lightweight bout: France Ousmane Thomas Diagne vs. United States Merrit Warren
Merrit Warren def. Ousmane Thomas Diagne via submission (heel hook) - Round 1, 3:49.
  • Women's (135 lbs) bout: United States Elisha Helsper vs. United States Zoila Frausto
Zoila Frausto def. Elisha Helsper via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Non-Televised card
  • Lightweight bout: United States Ben Holscher vs. United States Johnny Goh
Ben Holscher def. Johnny Goh via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Casey Olson def. Chris Culley via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 2:32.
Cole Escovedo def. Maurice Eazel via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 1:47.
  • Welterweight bout: United States Luke Riddering vs. United States Rico Altamirano
Rico Altamirano def. Alex Trevino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

November 20, 2009 card

The fifth episode of ShoMMA took place on November 20, 2009 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

Results

Televised card
Woodley def. Bears via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) - Round 1, 2:52
Vera def. Couture via TKO (Strikes) - Round 1, 3:35
  • Welterweight bout: United States Bobby Voelker vs. United States Erik Apple
Voelker def. Apple via TKO (Strikes) - Round 2, 1:23
Cavalcante def. Rosa via TKO (Strikes) - Round 2, 3:25
Casey def. Vance via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) - Round 1, 1:41
Non-Televised card
Gibson def. Wilk via TKO (Strikes) - Round 1, 4:39
  • Featherweight bout: United States Brian Davidson vs. United States Russell Patrick
Davidson def. Patrick via TKO (Strikes) - Round 1, 0:29
  • Welterweight bout: United States Andrew Waters vs. United States Nick Nolte
Nolte def. Waters via Submission (Triangle Choke) - Round 1, 3:45
  • Middlewight bout: United States Darryl Cobb vs. United States Gary Tapasua
Cobb def. Tapasua via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Catchweight (165 lbs) bout: United States Mike Chandler vs. United States Rich Bouphanouvong
Chandler def. Bouphanouvong via TKO (Strikes) - Round 2, 2:07
  • Catchweight (190 lbs) bout: United States Dominic Brown vs. Brazil Lucas Lopes
Lopes def. Brown via TKO (Strikes) - Round 2, 0:45

February 26, 2010 card

The sixth episode of ShoMMA took place on February 26, 2010 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.[7]The Welterweight Championship was for Justin Kohn vs. Albert Mercado scheduled for the main event. The Sarah Kaufman vs. Takayo Hashi fight was for the vacant Women's Bantamweight Championship.

Televised Card

Kaufman defeated Hashi via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).
Technical Draw due to accidental eye poke from Prangley at 4:14 of round 1.
Rockhold defeated Bradley via TKO (Knees to the Body) at 2:24 of round 1.
  • Welterweight bout: United States James Terry vs. Belgium Tarec Saffiedine
Saffiedine defeated Terry via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
  • Middleweight bout: United States Raul Castillo vs. United States Yancy Medeiros
Medeiros defeated Castillo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Non-Televised Card

Phillips def. Lawson via Submission (Armbar) at 4:47 of round 1.
  • Middleweight amateur bout: Samuel Bracamnonte vs. Chris Stewart
Bracamnonte def. Stewart via TKO (Punches) at 0:59 of round 3.
  • Lightweight amateur bout: Tristan Arenal vs. George Miller
Arenal def. Miller via TKO (Punches) at 0:30 of round 2.
  • Featherweight amateur bout: Johnson Nguyen vs. Jesse Tobar
Tobar def. Nguyen via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:24 of round 2.
  • Featherweight amateur women's bout: Renee Robinson vs. Lilia Salas
Robinson def. Salas via TKO (Punches) at 1:06 of round 1.
  • Heavyweight amateur bout: Steve Dickie vs. Alan Lummel
Dickie def. Lummel via TKO (Punches) at 0:33 of round 1.
  • Bantamweight amateur bout: Ronald Carillo vs. Anthony De Los Santos
Carillo def. De Los Santos via Submission (Armbar) at 1:20 of round 2.

March 26, 2010 card

The seventh episode of ShoMMA is expected to take place on March 26, 2010 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.[8]

Televised Card

Non-Televised Card

Notes

All Strikeforce women's fights will now feature 5 minute rounds.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Report: Evangelista vs. Aina, Couture set for "ShoMMA" debut in May". MMAjunkie.com. 2009-04-07. http://mmajunkie.com/news/14494/report-evangelista-vs-aina-couture-set-for-shomma-debut-in-may.mma. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  2. ^ Sherdog.com. "Evangelista-Aina Changed to No Decision". Sherdog.com. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/evangelista-aina-changed-to-no-decision-19282. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Strikeforce heads to Washington June 19 with Hallman, Gurgel and Devela". MMAjunkie.com. 2009-05-05. http://mmajunkie.com/news/14788/strikeforce-heads-to-washington-june-19-with-hallman-gurgel-and-devela.mma. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  4. ^ Morgan, John. ""Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg" live and official weigh-in results". MMAJunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15244/strikeforce-challengers-villasenor-vs-santos-live-and-official-weigh-in-results.mma. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  5. ^ "The Fight Network". The Fight Network. http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/4253/evangelista_santos_out_against_tim_kennedy_on_sept_25. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  6. ^ Morgan, John. "Zak Cummings steps in to face Tim Kennedy in Sept. 25 "Strikeforce Challengers" main event". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15922/zak-cummings-steps-in-to-face-tim-kennedy-in-sept-25-strikeforce-challengers-main-event.mma. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  7. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/17625/strikeforce-challengers-vi-set-for-san-jose-calif-amateurs-to-figure-in-prelims.mma
  8. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers VII main card set for March 26 with Stewart, Tate, Wilcox, Johnson". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-28. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17721/strikeforce-challengers-vii-main-card-set-for-march-26-with-stewart-tate-wilcox-johnson.mma. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Showtime Sports - Mixed Martial Arts Events". Showtime.com. http://sports.sho.com/browse/events.html?sport=mma. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  10. ^ http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/03/10/high-school-teacher-ben-holscher-confirmed-for-strikeforce-chall/
  11. ^ "Cormier-Devine Added to March 26 Strikeforce Challengers". sherdog.com. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Cormier-Devine-Added-to-March-26-Strikeforce-Challengers-23200. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  12. ^ "CARANO, CYBORG, WOMEN GET 5-MINUTE ROUNDS - MMA WEEKLY - Mixed Martial Arts & UFC News, Photos, Rankings & more". Mma Weekly. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=8985&zoneid=13. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 

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