Strikeforce Results “Frank Shamrock vs Nick Diaz”

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Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Diaz” takes place April 11th from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Headlining the card is a catchweight fight between veterans Frank Shamrock and Nick Diaz.

Cagetoday.com will have live coverage of the undercards starting around 7:30pm EST. The main card will follow live on Showtime at 9pm EST.

MAIN CARD

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Waylon Kennell vs. Eric Lawson
    Result: Eric Lawson defeats Waylon Kennell via TKO (Punches) at 4:54 of R1.
  • Buck Meredith vs. Luke Rockhold
    Result: Luke Rockhold defeats Buck Meredith via Submission (Head and Arm Choke) at 4:07 of R1.
  • Raul Castillo vs. Brandon Michaels
    Result: Raul Castillo defeats Brandon Michaels via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:45 of R1.
  • Zak Bucia vs. James Terry
    Result: James Terry defeats Zak Bucia via Unanimous Decision. (30-27 x3)
  • Shingo Kohara vs. Jeremy Tavares
    Result: Shingo Kahara defeats Jeremy Tavares via KO(Knee) at 0:04 of R2.

Strikeforce: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Hitomi Akano

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New York (March 4, 2009) — Rival forces from different worlds will meet when women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (6-1) of Brazil collides with “Smack Girl” Champion Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano (14-5) of Japan, in a 145-pound showdown, live on Saturday, April 11, part of Strikeforce’s Shamrock vs. Diaz stacked fight card, and airing live on SHOWTIME from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

“I know Hitomi Akano is the best Japanese female fighter today, but I am prepared for any situation and will always be looking for the knockout,” said the 23-year-old Cyborg, who will make her Strikeforce debut on April 11.

A member of the vaunted Brazilian fight Team Chute Boxe, Cyborg’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills are formidable. But it is her Muay Thai striking that is her passion and which has been most instrumental in her six career wins. She has not lost a fight since her debut in 2005.

“My coaches and I will study the style of Akano. My master Rafael Cordeiro is one who has helped me grow up in MMA. He is the best coach in the world.”

Last month, Cyborg joined her husband and Chute Boxe teammate, Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, as a member of the Strikeforce roster. Santos is slated to make his Strikeforce debut later this year.

Akano, a submission specialist and former standout on Japan’s national judo team, has never been finished by an opponent in 19 career fights. She is looking to notch her fourth consecutive victory.

“I am really looking forward to this fight because, compared to mine, Cyborg has got almost a completely opposite style. She is a striker and I am a grappler,” said Akano, whose start on April 11 will be her second in the United States. “Regardless of where I fight, I believe in myself and my ability to fight my own game.”

During her run in Smack Girl, a Japan-based promotion dedicated exclusively to staging women’s MMA bouts, she ran to an unmatched 9-0 record before suffering her first loss by way of a narrow split decision on November 3, 2007.

In addition to her world-class combat, Akano boasts songwriting as a talent. The 34-year-old typically uses “Between The Sky,” a song she composed, as her cage entrance music.

The “Shamrock vs. Diaz” event represents the dawn of a new age for Strikeforce as it will be the first one under its new television agreement with Showtime Networks Inc. The live telecast will feature up to five fights including a thrilling main event between three-time world champion and MMA legend Frank Shamrock (24-9-1) and fellow knockout artist Nick Diaz (18-7, 1 NC) contested at a catch weight of 179 pounds.

Strikeforce World Lightweight Champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson (16-2) and superstar “El Nino” Gilbert Melendez (14-2) will revisit their classic five-round battle when they collide in a rematch for the coveted 155-pound title.

Middleweight (185-pound limit) sluggers Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith (16-5, 1 NC) and Benji “Razor” Radach (19-4) will also meet in a featured contest.

Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Diaz” will air live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) on Saturday, April 11.

via Press Release

EliteXC “Heat” Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Results LIVE

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EliteXC “Heat” is set to go off on Oct. 4 from the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The CBS broadcast card is headlined by two heavyweight battles, first Kimbo Slice will take on MMA legend Ken Shamrock in the main event. Co-headlining the card is a battle between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski and the big boy of the IFL, Roy Nelson. MMA

CageToday.com will have live results of card starting at 8pm ET.

BREAKING NEWS: Ken Shamrock was not allowed to fight after suffering a cut within 24 hours before the fight. He will not fight and has left the arena. The Seth Petruzelli and Aaron Rosa fight has been skipped, it is rumored that Petruzelli will replace Shamrock and take on Kimbo Slice.

UPDATE: Its Official Kimbo Slice will take on Seth Petruzelli in the main event.

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