The Strikeforce “Overeem vs. Werdum” MMA fight card held on June 18 had many surprises for fans of the sport. Here are the results for the Strikeforce MMA fight card held on June 18.
Alistair Overeem defeats Fabricio Werdum
Overeem looked like himself in the opening minutes of the first round, landing big blows on Werdum and sending the MMA fighter to the ground multiple times. Werdum was desperate to get the MMA fight to the ground, and Overeem wisely stayed away. As the MMA fight went on, Werdum actually started landing solid strikes on Overeem, who was busy worrying about his opponent’s takedowns. The main event wasn’t the most entertaining MMA fight of the night, but you can’t blame either fighter for their respective game plans. At the end Overeem took the easy unanimous decision thanks to his many knockdowns. Overeem will face Antonio Silva next in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals.
Josh Barnett defeats Brett Rogers
Barnet completely dominated Rogers in their June 18 encounter, taking him down hard in the opening moments of the fight, and keeping him there for the majority of the round. Barnet was able to take Rogers down again in the second round, transitioning to mount and finishing the MMA fight with an arm-triangle. Barnett will face Sergei Kharitonov next in the semifinals of the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament.
Jorge Masvidal defeats KJ Noons
Masvidal shocked many MMA fans with his complete domination of Noons. Masvidal did a good job of mixing strikes with takedowns, cruising on to the easy unanimous decision. With the win, Masvidal who remains undefeated under the Strikeforce promotion will probably be facing current lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez in the near future.
Daniel Cormier defeats Jeff Monson
Cormier passed the toughest test of his MMA career in flying colors, displaying some solid striking skills on his way to the unanimous decision. With the win, Cormier remains undefeated and improves his MMA record to 8-0.
Chad Griggs defeats Valentijn Overeem
Griggs scored an impressive win over Valentijn, quickly getting him to the ground and finishing him off with some serious ground-and-pound in the first round.
Conor Heun defeats Magno Almeida (unanimous decision)
Nah-Shon Burrell defeats Joe Ray (unanimous decision)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg defeats Brian Melancon (split decision)
Todd Moore defeats Mike Bronzoulis (unanimous decision)
Gesias Cavalcante versus Justin Wilcox (ruled a no-decision after an unintentional eye poke in the second round)