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Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Preliminaries Recap: Martins and Payan Notch Wins

StrikeforceLogo21MMAFrenzy’s coverage of “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” kicks off with our recap of tonight’s unaired preliminary card. Fighters Adriano Martins and Estevan Payan notched victories on tonight’s dark card.

Be sure to check out our continuing coverage of tonight’s fight card.

Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins

The frustrating career of BJJ trainer Jorge Gurgel continued as he dropped a unanimous decision to Adriano Martins. Gurgel was never really able to get things going tonight in Oklahoma City. The loss wraps Gurgel’s Strikeforce stint at 2-4, while his fellow Brazilian – Martins – has now won five straight.

Payan Stops Bravo

Arizona Combat Sports veteran Estevan Payan needed two rounds to put away Michael Bravo in tonight’s opening bout. Payan would rock Bravo in the second round and simply never let him recover as put Bravo away. The win advances Payan’s current unbeaten streak to eight.

Quick Results:

  • Adriano Martins def. Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Estevan Payan def. Michael Bravo via KO (strikes) at 4:01 of Round 2


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