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STRIKEFORCE: HEAVY ARTILLERY LIVE RESULTS
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- Champ Alistair Overeem def. Brett Rogers via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:40
Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship
- Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Joey Villasenor via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Roger Gracie def. Kevin Randleman via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 4:10
- Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Antwain Britt via KO (punches) – Round 1, 3:45
- Jesse Finney def. Justin DeMoney via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:22
- Lyle Beerbohm def. Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
- Darryl Cobb def. Booker DeRousse via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mike Chandler def. Sal Woods via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 0:59.
- Fransisco “Kiko” France def. Lee Brousseau via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:27
- Tom Aaron def. Erik Steenberg via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:56
- Matt Ricehouse def. Greg Wilson via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 3, 0:45
STRIKEFORCE: HEAVY ARTILLERY PLAY-BY-PLAY
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ANTWAIN BRITT VS. RAFAEL “FEIJAO” CAVALCANTE
Round 1 – After circling, Britt throws powerful punches to open the action but they miss. More big shots fail to connect and they clinch briefly, then Britt connects as they separate. Britt getting the better of “Feijao” on the feet so far, but the biggest punches are being blocked or miss. Britt works the body in another clinch and Feijao fires back knees. Britt connects again as they separate, but Feijao recovers in another clinch. They’re restarted and Feijao immediately hurts Britt with a right, then drops him with more punches and the fight is stopped.
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Antwain Britt via KO (punches) – Round 1, 3:45
ROGER GRACIE VS. KEVIN RANDLEMAN
Round 1 – Gracie and Randleman trying to find their range on their feet early, with Gracie extending his jab while Randleman dodges and manages to stay on his feet. Gracie connects with occasional punches, but the action is slow before they clinch and Gracie grabs a guillotine but lets it go. Randleman briefly hits the canvas, but he scrambles back to his feet and Gracie does the same. Gracie continues to fire the jab, then Randleman closes with a late flurry. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Gracie 10-9.
Round 2 – Randleman begins the second with a hard body shot, but Gracie sends him backpedaling with a combo then connects with more jabs. Randleman works for a takedown from the clinch, but Gracie stays on his feet and looks for a guillotine. Gracie drops Randleman with a knee and tries to finish with ground and pound, but Randleman does his best to survive. Gracie mounts and grabs a side choke. Randleman escapes, but gives up his back and Gracie locks on a body triangle then works for a rear naked choke. Randleman survives briefly, but Gracie eventually secures the RNC and Randleman taps.
Roger Gracie def. Kevin Randleman via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 4:10
RONALDO “JACARE” SOUZA VS. JOEY VILLASENOR
Round 1 – “Jacare” shoots for an early takedown, but Villasenor stays standing and they clinch. Souza keeps pushing for the takedown and finally gets Villasenor to the ground, where he throws punches from half guard. Jacare passes to mount and tees off with punches, but he slides too high and Villasenor escapes to his feet. Back in the clinch, Jacare looks for another takedown, then fires some knees, then drags Villasenor down again. Big punches by Jacare from half guard before Villasenor ties him up. Villasenor gets up again, but is quickly taken back down. Jacare grabs a kimura, but Villasenor escapes and stands just before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for “Jacare” 10-9.
Round 2 – Villasenor tries to setup punches early in the second, but Jacare quickly scores another takedown in half guard and immediately tries to pass. Villasenor stands and eats a punch, but manages to initially fend off a takedown before Jacare eventually gets him down again. Villasenor escapes to his feet again and finally starts to connect with his punches, but Jacare gets yet another takedown. Jacare controls Villasenor, but doesn’t connect with many punches before they stand again. Jacare shoots again, but Villasenor fends it off until the bell. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Jacare 10-9, putting him up 20-18.
Round 3 – Villasenor rushes forward with punches to begin the third. Another combo for Villasenor bloodies Jacare’s nose, and Jacare shoots but Villasenor stays on his feet. More punches land for Villasenor, before he fends off another takedown. Villasenor fires more punches, but Jacare is finally successful with a takedown. Villasenor keeps Jacare in half guard and breaks free for occasional punches, but the action slows and they’re stood up. Villasenor needs a finish and connects briefly on his feet, but Jacare gets another takedown and finishes the bout on top. MMAFrenzy.com gives the third to Jacare 10-9, and has him winning the fight 30-27.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Joey Villasenor via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
ANDREI ARLOVSKI VS. ANTONIO “BIGFOOT” SILVA
Round 1 – Arlovski and Silva exchange leg kicks early, then hard punches fired by both fighters. Arlovski controls the center of the cage as they go back-and-forth with punches. Leg kicks by both fighters. Silva getting the better of the standup and connects with some hard punches that Arlovski weathers. Silva clinches and they trade knees are they struggle for position. They separate briefly and Silva fires another combo, then trips Arlovski to the ground and jumps into guard. They neutralize eachother on the ground before Arlovski connects as they separate in the closing seconds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Silva 10-9.
Round 2 – Arlovski rushes forward with punches early in the second, while Silva sits back and counters with combos. Silva sends Arlovski back to the cage with more punches and they clinch. There’s little action and they’re separated, with Silva shooting for a takedown on the restart, but they end up in the clinch again. They stall again and are restarted, with both fighters try to connect with punches, and Silva continues to get the better of the standup exchanges. Another clinch, and there’s little action before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Silva 10-9, putting him up 20-18.
Round 3 – Arlovski moving forward again to start the third, but Silva keeps his hands up and fires leg kicks. Silva tags Arlovski with a kick, followed by a combo into the clinch. Silva tries to score a trip, but they stall again and restart. Arlovski and Silva both land with combos, then Silva connects with more punches before heading into another clinch. Silva throws a few knees before they’re separated yet again. Arlovski finds the mark with punches on the restart before Silva grabs the clinch and presses Arlovski against the fence, before picking Arlovski up and slamming him to the ground. Silva postures up and drops punches before Arlovski gets back to his feet. Silva raises his arms with 10 seconds remaining, but Arlovski can’t capitalize before the final bell. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round for Silva 10-9 and give him the bout 30-27.
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
CHAMP ALISTAIR OVEREEM VS. BRETT ROGERS
Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship
Round 1 – Overeem and Rogers line up for big punches before Overeem briefly clinches before backing away. Leg kicks by Overeem as Rogers has his back against the cage. Overeem tosses Rogers to the ground and jumps into side control. Overeem works short elbows to the body and face and he keeps control against the fence. Rogers tries to scramble to his feet, but Overeem connects with a punch then grabs a guillotine before going back to side control. Overeem postures up and drops punches. Rogers covers up and Overeem tees off. There’s no answer from Rogers, and Overeem continues to drop punches until the fight is stopped.
Champ Alistair Overeem def. Brett Rogers via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:40
Pictured: Brett Rogers and Alistair Overeem