I’ll be watching the fights live tonight and typing sort of a play by play review. I’ve had a heck of a week and hopefully I will be able to get back on track of my blogs eventually. I have nothing better to do tonight so I figured I’d devote my time reviewing this event to whoever wants to read. I’m looking forward to the next couple of months in MMA. UFC and Strikeforce combined.
Strikeforce Henderson/Feijao Results and Grade
Billy Evangelista Vs. Jorge Misvidal
Very dull fight here in terms of excitement and definitely a slow start. Not the worst bout I’ve ever seen, but it’s just a typical slow start. Nothing to exciting to see here, just being honest.
Fight ENETERTAINMENT Rating:4
Tim Kennedy Vs. Melvin Manhoef
Middleweight bout here. I just want to see Manheof an Cung Le in a kicking contest. Anyways, ever since Manheof got KTFO by Lawler a while back we haven’t seen him in Strikeforce since. Kennedy takes him down in the first round and then got the back of Manhoef and locked in the rear naked choke. Kennedy finished the fight quickly and for that, I commend him.
Winner: Tim Kennedy
Fight ENTERTAINMENT Rating:5
Showtime plugs. Oh, how I wish I gave two shits about these upcoming boxing events. I did watch the Pacquiao/Cotto fight a while back, and enjoyed it, but I really have no interest in seeing him fight whoever that opponent is. However, I’m REALLY looking forward to Diaz/Daley. This has potential to be a slugfest, but I have a feeling it’s going to end on the ground via Diaz submission.
Liz Carmouche vs. Marloes Coenen
A little women’s action tonight, which can be nice and a change of pace. Starts off with the two trading very energetic blows. Coenen has a bulge under her eye about four minutes in. First round is over, nothing really special happened in the first round.
Why in the hell are they giving me Mike Kyle thoughts on the main event in-between rounds for the whole crowd to hear?
Second round starts up. Carmouche came close to getting submitted early in the round by a standing gulliotine, but quickly responds by delivering a few hard shots to the champion. Carmouche has regained complete control at the moment. Definitely the most entertaining fight of the night so far. Round ends by Coenen taking a pounding from the bottom of a full mount.
It’s looking like we may have a new champion at this point as “Gorilla” is completely dominating at this point in the 3rd. Coenen somehow pulls back a comeback submission with the triangle in Round 4. Best fight of the night so far. Coenen is also a class act.
Winner and STILL Champion: Marloes Coenen
Fight ENTERTAINMENT Rating:7
Dan Henderson Vs. Rafeal Feijao
God, please make this fight completely awesome and make this card worthwhile. Amen.
The two exchange hard blows and take it to the ground fight away with Hendo on top. They eventually are stood back up and Hendo pushes the champion up against the cage. They are separated again at the end of the round. I’ll give it to Hendo.
We are in the second again and back up against the cage. Takedown as Hendo’s wrestling is looking rather pristine at the moment. As soon as I type that Feijao flips him over and they switch positions. Not much happening and they are stood up. Feijao is throwing some wild hard punches. Another takedown by Hendo. Round over and that should’ve given Dan the edge.
Fight’s over very quickly in the 3rd as we have a NEW champion. Pretty sweet TKO by Hendo with an “H” bomb.
Winner and NEW Champion: Dan Henderson
Fight ENTERTAINMENT Rating:6.5
Overall ENTERTAINMENT Rating:6
This card start over very slow. Surprisingly, the women put on a heck of a bout. The main event brought this event up a notch or two as well.Can’t wait for Diaz/Daley!
Hope you enjoying reading. See you soon!