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Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni

Strikeforce
  • Friday 06.22.2007
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Strikeforce
  • Ownership: Strikeforce & EliteXC
  • Venue: HP Pavilion
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, Bill Goldberg, Jay Glazer
  • Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Bill Goldberg
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $721,210
  • Attendance: 9,672 (Paid: 8,584)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 35,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 14
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Jon Schorle
    Daley vs. Ludwig (13)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Shamrock vs. Baroni (12)Buentello vs. Williams (8)
  • Herb Dean
    Le vs. Fryklund (11)Thomson vs. Gonzalez (10)Stewart vs. Von Flue (4)Kleinbeck vs. Spengler (1)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Rua vs. Villasenor (9)Berto vs. Valenzuela (7)

Strikeforce Wiki Update Wiki

In one of the biggest Strikeforce events of 2007, Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni marked the promotion’s debut on Pay Per View. In featured action, Strikeforce U.S. Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson defeated Nick Gonzales, Cung Le defeated Tony Fryklund in his most impressive win yet, and Frank Shamrock—the biggest star in the promotion—defeated Phil Baroni by Rear Naked Choke in an exciting encounter to become the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.


While the show did not approach the Pay Per View numbers that the UFC was doing at the time, the 35,000 buy rate was not a total disappointment for the regional promotion.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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