Tim Kennedy Battles Evangelista Cyborg In Strikeforce Challengers Main Event

American military hero and rising mixed martial arts (MMA) star Tim Kennedy (10-2) will return to the cage to battle power punching Brazilian and middleweight (185 pounds) rival Evangelista Cyborg (16-13) in the main event of a STRIKEFORCE Challengers card live on SHOWTIME from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s SpiritBank Event Center on Friday, September 25.

Tickets for the event, priced from $25, go on sale Monday, August 10 at 10 a.m. CT and will be available for purchase at the SpiritBank Event Center box office as well as at all Ticketmaster locations (800-745-3000), Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com), and Strikeforce’s official website (www.strikeforce.com).

“I think we’re both pretty explosive fighters and we both show up to fight. We both like to throw some big bombs so it’s a good matchup,” said the 29-year-old Kennedy, who recently accepted an offer to serve in the Texas National Guard after spending six years in The United States Army, the last three as a sniper in the Seventh Special Forces Group.
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ShoMMA “Villasenor vs Cyborg” LIVE Results

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Strikeforce Challengers “Villasenor vs. Cyborg” live Friday, June 19 on Showtime.

For those of you who missed it, Strikeforce Videos HERE

Main Card

Preliminary Card

  • Justin Davis (200) vs. Dennis Hallman (191.5)
    Result: Hallman defeats Justin Davis via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:20 of R1
  • Brian Caraway (145) vs. Alex Zuniga (144)
    Result: Brian Caraway defeats Alex Zuniga via Unanimous Decision.
  • Lyle Beerbohm (160) vs. Duane Ludwig (159.5)
    Result: Lyle Beerbohm defeats Duane Ludwig via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:27 of R1.
  • Travis Doerge (184) vs. Landon Showalter (185.5)
    Result: Landon Showalter defeats George Stork via Unanimous Decision.
  • Len Bentley (155.5) vs. Marques Daniels (154.5)
    Result: Len Bentley defeats Marques Daniels via Unanimous Decision.
  • Steve Hadsel (170) vs. Taylor Roberts (170.5)
    Result: Steve Hadsel defeats Taylor Roberts via KO (Punches) at 0:17 of R1

Strikeforce Challengers “Aina vs Evangelista” Results

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Strikeforce Challengers series ended in controversial fashion when Billy Evangelista (9-1) was disqualified for kneeing Mike Aina (12-6-1) in the head while he was still down on the mat.

“I feel bad at what happened, but I am definitely planning to protest,’’ Evangelista said. “Nothing I did was on purpose. I thought I had timed the knee perfectly and that he was on his feet when it was delivered.’’

Mike Aina: “No one likes a fight to finish this way. I don’t look at it as a win for me, and he should not look at it as a loss for him. It should have been a no contest.’’

Strikeforce Results