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Strikeforce Challengers 4 Results: Evangelista Tops Gurgel, Del Rosario Submits Cash

Billy Evangelista remained undefeated on Friday in the main event of Strikeforce Challengers 4 in Fresno, California, earning a unanimous decision win over veteran Jorge Gurgel at the Showtime-televised card.

In other main card action, Shane Del Rosario, Luke Rockhold, Merrit Warren, and Zoila Frausto all earned victories.

The event’s official results were:


  • 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
  • Merritt Warren def. Thomas Diagne via submission (heel hook) — Round 1, 3:49
  • Zoila Frausto def. Elisha Helsper via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


  • Ben Holscher def Johnny Goh via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Casey Olson def. Chris Culley via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 2:36
  • Cole Escovido def. Maurice Eazel via TKO (strikes) –Round 1, 1: 47
  • Rico Altamirano def. Alex Trevino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PHOTOS (courtesy Tom Casino/Showtime)


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