Sunday, January 31, 2010
We have the results from every Strikeforce fight tonight and we’ll start with the co-main events before working our way down to the Herschel Walker and Bobby Lashley fights.
Nick Diaz had no trouble TKO’ing Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis and the results went final toward the end of the 1st round. Diaz wobbled “The Whitemare” early before Zaromskis connected on a decent shot that sent Nick to the canvas. After that it was all Diaz before the -245 betting favorite at BoDog Sportsbook finally put his opponent away with a series of punches and knees.
The other co-main event at Strikeforce tonight had champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos taking on Marloes Coenen for the belt. Coenen fought with heart but ultimately succumbed to strikes in the third round after never really posing a threat to “Cyborg”.
Herschel Walker smothered his opponent, Greg Nagy, for 2+ rounds before the results came in with the former Heisman winner getting the TKO victory half-way into round 3. The only punches that were landing were to the shoulder area of Nagy, but the ref decided he’d stop Walker before his opponent got a scratch or Indian burn. Who knows.
Other Strikeforce results show former professional wrestler Bobby Lashley easily handling Wes Sims by strikes in early part of the 1st round. Lashley went right for the takedown before hammering away at Sims until the referee stepped in. Sims protested, saying he was hit in the back of the head (I think that’s why he was emotional anyway), but, like most protests, the referee decided not to reverse the obvious results from the one-sided beatdown.
“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler pulled the big upset as the betting underdog scored a 1st round KO of "Marvelous" Melvin Manhoef after getting beat to hell for the majority of the 5-minute time. Lawler could barely walk after the fight due to some severe leg kicks but managed to pull out a Scott Smith-style power punch out of nowhere to seal the deal.
Jay “Thoroughbred” Hieron easily took a unanimous decision victory home although the final Strikeforce results won’t show the fact that Riggs wobbled his favored opponent a few times during the bout. Hieron controlled for the majority of the fight and was awarded a victory.