Sunday, March 30, 2008
CUNG LE NEW CHAMPION OVER FRANK SHAMROCK
Silicon Valley waited nearly 10 years for Frank Shamrock to face off against Cung Le.
When the two fought finally Saturday night in a battle for the Strikeforce middleweight championship, nobody was disappointed.
Le used his kicks to keep Shamrock out of good punching range, and wrestled to stay away from Shamrock’s submission skills for three rounds. The fight was stopped before Round 4 after Shamrock suffered a broken right forearm.
With the win, Le took his former training partner’s title and became the first person to defeat Shamrock by stoppage under modern MMA rules.
Posted by Doug Jefford