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Strikeforce: Evolution

Strikeforce
  • Saturday 12.19.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Showtime
  • Promotion: Strikeforce
  • Ownership: Explosion Entertainment, LLC
  • Venue: HP Pavilion
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock, Stephen Quadros
  • Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
  • Interviews: Stephen Quadros | Backstage: Jenn Brown
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $633,674
  • Attendance: 14,749
  • TV Ratings: 341,000 viewers
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 7
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Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Le vs. Smith I (7)Lindland vs. Souza (5)
  • Josh Rosenthal
    Melendez vs. Thomson II (6)Britt vs. Lighty (3)
  • Jon Schorle
    Lawal vs. Whitehead (4)Crispim vs. Fonseca (1)

Fight Predictions

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In the final Strikeforce event of 2009, Strikeforce: Evolution featured the promotional debut of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, who knocked out veteran heavyweight Mike Whitehead in the first round. In other action, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza—also making his promotional debut—submitted Matt Lindland in the first round, while Gilbert Melendez avenged his loss to Josh Thomson with a Unanimous Decision win for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship.


In a spectacular ending to the night’s main event, undefeated Sanshou kickboxer Cung Le was knocked out late in the third round by Scott Smith after dominating the majority of the fight with brutal striking.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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