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Strikeforce “Melendez vs. Thomson” Results

Strikeforce 10 “Melendez vs. Thomson” took place on Friday, June 27th, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

The event featured a Strikeforce lightweight championship bout between title-holder Gilbert Melendez and challenger Josh Thomson and a Strikeforce light heavyweight championship fight between reigning-champion Bobby Southworth and challenger Anthony Ruiz.

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QUICK RESULTS

  • Josh Thomson def. Gilbert Melendez (c) via unanimous decision
    Strikeforce Lightweight Championship
  • Billy Evangelista def. Nam Phan via split decision
  • Bobby Southworth (c) def. Anthony Ruiz via unanimous decision
    Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Miesha Tate def. Elaina Maxwell via unanimous decision
  • Jeremiah Metcalf def. Raymond Daniels via submission – Round 2, 0:59
  • Chris Cariaso def. Anthony Figueroa via submission – Round 2, 4:34
  • Bobby Stack def. Jose Palacios via unanimous decision
  • Brian Caraway def. Alvin Cacdac via submission – Round 1, 1:39
  • Eric Lawson def. Jesse Gillespie via submission – Round 1, 1:03
  • Cyrillo Padhillo def. Jesse Jones via unanimous decision
  • Jorge Interiano def. Travis Johnson via TKO – Round 2, 3:00
  • Alexander Trivino def. Eric Jacob via submission – Round 1, 0:37

Continue reading for complete, round-by-round results from Strikeforce 10 “Melendez vs. Thomson”…

ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS

JOSH THOMSON DEF. GILBERT MELENDEZ (c)
Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

ROUND 1 – Melendez throws a jab early as the fighters circle one another. Melenez closes the distance and presses Thomson to the cage. Thomson connects with a knee then secures an early takedown. Thomson presses Melendez against the cage and works ground and pound. Mlendez gets away from the cage and keeps Thomson is half guard but is able to do little from the bottom. Melendez reverses on top of Thomson then they return to their feet. Kick by Thomson misses. They trade punches before the opening round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Thomson.

ROUND 2 – Thomson connects with a series of kicks and knees to open the second round. Melendez clinches and presses Thomson against the cage. Melendez lands a right out of the clinch. Thomson presses the pace and fires more kicks and punches at Melendez. Melendez closes and lands several punches then Thomson lands another kick. Knee to the body by Thomson followed by a spinning back kick. Thomson secures a late takedown just before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Thomson.

ROUND 3 – Thomson connects with a barrage of punches, kicks, and knees then Metlendez quickly counters with a solid combination of his own. Leg kick by Thomson. Melendez lands a combination. More leg kicks by the challenger. They go back-and-forth with strikes. Right by Melendez connects. Thomson secures a takedown. Melendez escapes back to his feet. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Thomson.

ROUND 4 – Melendez connects quickly with a combination. Thomson counters with a hard kick. More kicks by Thomson. Melendez returns with more punches but they’re countered by more effective kicks by Thomson. Thomson takes Melendez’s back and works for a rear naked choke but he runs out of time. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Thomson.

ROUND 5 – More kicks by Thomson to open the final frame. Melendez throws punches but they don’t connect. Thomson secures a takedown and takes Melendez’s back but they scramble and return to their feet. They trade strikes as Thomson continue to dominate the bout. Melendez connects with a combination then Thomson rocks Melendez. Thomson briefly takes him to the ground but they’re quickly back on their feet. Thomson presses him against the cage and rides out the final seconds of the bout. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Thomson and the bout 50-45.

Josh Thomson defeats Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

BILLY EVANGELISTA DEF. NAM PHAN

ROUND 1 – Phan starts quickly with punches. Evangelista counters then secures a takedown. Evangelista works from Phan’s guard and connects with punches. Phan attempts to return to his feet but Evangelista keeps him on the ground. Evangelista connects with a hard punch that is followed by more ground and pound. Evangelista dominates the remainder of the round, keeping Phan on the ground pressed against the cage. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Evangelista.

ROUND 2 – Leg kicks by Evangelista to open the second round. Phan connects with several on-target combinations. Evangelista shoots for a takedown but Phan defends and remains on his feet. The fighters clinch against the fence then separate in favor of striking. Both fighters missing with big punches. Evangelista loses his mouth guard in the exchange and we briefly pause while it’s replaced. Evangelista works for another takedown but Phan successfully defends. Evangelista persists and eventually secures the takedown, working Phan’s guard. Evangelista is cut on his head. Evangelista keeps Phan under control for the remainder of the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Phan.

ROUND 3 – The fighters trade punches to open the final round then Evangelista shoots for a takedown. Phan defends and the fighters clinch then separate and trade hard strikes. Evangelista attempts another takedown against the cage and, despite Phan’s best efforts, he’s eventually successful. Evangelista controls Phan on the ground from his guard, peppering him with intermitent punches. Referee Herb Dean stands them up and both fighters trade strikes. Phan connects with a solid combination that rocks Evangelista but he recovers and rides out the remainder of the bout. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Evangelista and the bout 29-28 Evangelista.

Billy Evangelista defeats Nam Phan via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

BOBBY SOUTHWORTH (c) DEF. ANTHONY RUIZ
Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship

ROUND 1 – The fighters circle around the cage before Southworth secures an early takedown. On the ground he peppers Ruiz with strikes and moves to side control. He takes Ruiz’s back and looks for the rear naked choke. Ruiz fends him off and escapes into Southworth’s guard. Ruiz tries to move Southworth against the fence but he escapes and they both return to their feet and clinch. Southworth secures a takedown and moves to side control. Southworth secures a tight armbar but Ruiz escapes. Southworth works an omoplata and triangle choke before the opening round finished. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Southworth.

ROUND 2 – Kick and punch to the body by Ruiz to open the second round as he stalks Southworth. He closes the distance and clicnhes against the fence. Ruiz secures a takedown, landing in Southworth’s guard. Ruiz presses him against the cage but Southworth returns to his feet but Ruiz takes him back to the ground. They are again back on their feet briefly before Southworth secures a takedown and transitions into side control. Ruiz gives up his back as Southworth throws punches from the dominant position. They scramble and Ruiz lands in Southworth’s guard. Ruiz works punches to the body but Southworth briefly secures a triangle choke then transitions to side control. He controls Ruiz on the ground for the final seconds of the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Ruiz.

ROUND 3 – Ruiz throws punches to open the third round then secures a takedown. From Southworth’s guard Ruiz presses him against the cage and throws strikes on the ground before they get back to their feet and clinch. Southworth secures a takedown and lands in half guard. Southworth captures full mount and Ruiz gives up his back. Ruiz is bleeding from his nose but is able to reverse into Southworth’s guard. Ruiz connects from the top and Southworth counters with a hard punch from the bottom. Southworth works back to his feet but Ruiz connects with some hard knees. Southworth secures another takedown and works from Ruiz’s guard for the final seconds of the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Southworth.

ROUND 4 – Ruiz is pressing forward but is caught with a knee. Southworth secures a takedown and quickly has full mount. Ruiz escapes to his knees but Southworth pins him against the fence and throws punches to his head. Both fighters get back to their feet and Ruiz connects with a low knee. Southworth secures another takedown but Ruiz again escapes back to his feet. Ruiz backs away and looks to strike but Southworth connects with a hard knee-punch combo. Ruiz scores a takedown. Southworth works a kimura from the bottom, but Ruiz is able to escape the hold and get back to his feet. Southworth secures another takedown before the end of the fourth round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Southworth.

ROUND 5 – Ruiz is looking for the knockout but he’s unable to connect and Southworth secures another takedown. Ruiz attempts a guillotine from the bottom but he’s in a bad position and Southworth escapes into side control. Ruiz rolls away and both fighters return to their feet. They clinch against the fence and Southworth gets yet another takedown and moves to half guard. Ruiz works knees to the body from the bottom. Southwork controls Ruiz and looks to pass to side control but Ruiz defends. Southworth takes his backs and rides out the final seconds of the bout. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Southworth and the bout 49-46 Southworth.

Bobby Southworth defeats Anthony Ruiz via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 50-45)

ELAINA MAXWELL DEF. MIESHA TATE

ROUND 1 – Tate secures a quick takedown and lands in Maxwell’s guard. Maxwell looks for a triangle from the bottom. Tate passes to half guard then transitions to full mount. She lands several punches from the top before Maxwell ties her up and uses the cage to avoid most of the damage. Maxwell attempts to escape but is caught in an armbar. Maxwell is unable to escape from the hold but Tate can’t finish Maxwell off before the first round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Tate.

ROUND 2 – Tate secures another quick takedown and lands in Maxwell’s guard. High guard by Maxwell as she looks to set up the triangle but Tate again captures full mount. Tate connects with a series of punches from the top before Maxwell uses her legs to escape the mount but Tate ends up back on top before the second round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Tate.

ROUND 3 – Tate rushes in again and looks for another takedown but Maxwell stays against the fence and is able to remain on her feet. The referee restarts them and Tate again rushes in. They head to the ground and Maxwell takes Tate’s back. She works for a rear naked choke then an armbar but runs out of time. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Maxwell and the bout 29-28 Tate.

Miesha Tate defeats Elaina Maxwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

JEREMIAH METCALF DEF. RAYMOND DANIELS

ROUND 1 – Metcalf clinches with Daniels to open the fight and works for a takedown. Daniels is able to momentarily defend but Metcalf ultimately secures the takedown. Metcalf falls into a guillotine but quickly escapes and moves to mount. From the top Metcalf fires punches but Daniels survives and is saved by the bell. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-8 Metcalf.

ROUND 2 – Metcalf clinches with Daniels again to open the second round and secures a takedown. Metcalf gets to mount and drops punches from the top then looks for a triangle choke. Daniels rolls and Metcalf takes his back then secures a rear naked choke that forces the kickboxer Daniels to tap out in his MMA debut at 0:59 of round two.

Jeremiah Metcalf defeats Raymond Daniels via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 0:59

CHRIS CARIASO DEF. ANTHONY FIGUEROA

ROUND 1 – After dodging an early head kick by Figueroa Cariaso secures a takedown. Cariaso lands several shots from the top before transitioning to side control then mount. From the mount Cariaso looks for a submission but Figueroa escapes. Cariaso secures another takedown then moves to side control where he connects with a knee to the body of Figueroa. Figueroa scrambles back to his feet before the end of the opening round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Cariaso.

ROUND 2 – Cariaso secures another early takedown and works to half guard but Figueroa is able to regain full guard. Cariaso transitions to mount and initially looks for a submission before throwing punches from the top. Figueroa rolls and gives up his back and Cariaso capitalizes, sinking in a rear naked choke to force Figueroa to tap out at 4:34.

Chris Cariaso def. Anthony Figueroa via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 4:34

BOBBY STACK DEF. JOSE PALACIOS

ROUND 1 – Stack comes out swinging but misses. Stack keeps the pressure on but Palacios knocks out Stack’s mouthpiece with a hard right. Stack looks for a takedown but Palacios fends it off. Stack attempts another takedown and is successful on his second attempt, landing in Palacios’ guard. Stack lands several punches before the opening round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Palacios.

ROUND 2 – Stack secures a quick takedown and again works from Palacios’ guard. Stack is unable to connect with much while Palacios works submissions from the bottom. Palacio attempts to escape but is caught in an armbar. He’s able to escape and transitions to the top before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Stack.

ROUND 3 -Stack again secures a quick takedown then moves to full mount. Stack lands several solid punches from the top before Palacios escapes but ultimately ends up on his back again with Stack in his guard. Stack lands several final shots before the bout concludes. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Stack and the bout 29-28 Stack.

Bobby Stack def. Jose Palacios via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

BRIAN CARAWAY DEF. ALVIN CACDAC

ROUND 1 -Caraway rushes in and secures a quick takedown. Caraway takes Cacdac’s back and locks in a rear naked choke. Cacdac attempts to defend but Caraway forces Cacdac to tap out at 1:39.

Brian Caraway def. Alvin Cacdac via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:39

JESSE GILLESPIE VS. ERIC LAWSON

CYRILLO PADHILLO DEF. JESSE JONES

ROUND 1 – The fighters quickly clinch and Padhillo scores an early takedown. On the ground, Jones closes guard then returns to his feet during an attempted pass to side control by Padhillo. Back on their feet, Padhillo connects with a big punch then clinches with Jones and works for another takedown before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Padhillo.

ROUND 2 – Jones and Padhillo trade kicks to open the second then clinch. Padhillo secures another takedown and works punches and knees from the top before they stall and are stood up. Back on their feet Padhillo taunts Jones but Jones is unable to connect before the round comes to a close. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Padhillo.

ROUND 3 – An early takedown is stuffed then Jones connects with a hard right that sends Padhillo to the mat. Jones continues to land strikes before Padhillo is able to bring him to the ground and sweep into the top position. Padhillo recovers before they stall and are restarted on their feet. Padhillo secures a late takedown and works more knees to the tailbone of Jones before the bout concludes. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Jones and the bout 29-28 Padhillo.

Cyrillo Padhillo def. Jesse Jones via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

JORGE INTERIANO DEF. TRAVIS JOHNSON

ROUND 1 – The fighters trade kicks to start the bout. Interiano is the aggressor and looks to press the action while Johnson looks to evade and find an opening. Interiano finishes off the round with a solid combination that hurts Johnson. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Interiano.

ROUND 2 – Interiano is aggressive to start the second and pushes the pace. Johnson connects but Interiano counters with a punch to the body. Johnson trips but returns to his feet. Interiano continues to stalk Johnson around the cage and opens up a cut under his right eye with a combination. Johnson looks to back away but Interiano is relentless and continues to connect with punches, rocking Johnson as the second round comes to a close. MMAFrenzy.com scores the round 10-9 Interiano.

Jorge Interiano def. Travis Johnson via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00

ALEXANDER TRIVINO DEF. ERIC JACOB

ROUND 1 – Jacob scores a quick takedown but on the ground Travino secures a fight-ending armbar that forces Jacob to tap out at 0:37.

Alexander Trivino def. Eric Jacob via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 0:37

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