Saturday, November 17, 2007

Strikeforce Recap - Le Kicks It, Santiago Opts For Knees

Recap by the MMA Blaster

1 Dennis Hallman defeats Jeremiah Metcalf Submission (Heelhook) 1 1:39
2 Chris Drumm defeats Evan Esguerra No Contest (Punch to back of Drumm's head) 2 2:35
3 Alex Crispin defeatsClint Coronel Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
4 Anthony Figueroa defeats Pete Sabala Decision (split) 3 5:00
5 Eric Lawson defeats Josh Neal Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 0:20
6 Jorge Santiago defeats Sean Salmon KO (Jumping Knee) 1 0:24
7 Trevor Prangley defeats Falaniko Vitale Decision (Referee Decision) 2 2:12
8 Luke Stewart defeats Bryson Kamaka KO (Knee) 1 0:19
9 Anthony Ruiz defeats Bobby Southworth TKO (Cut) 2 0:52
10 Lemont Davis defeats Brian Schwartz Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
11 Alistair Overeem defeats Paul Buentello Submission (Knees to the body) 2 3:42
12 Jorge Santiago defeats Trevor Prangley TKO (Knee to the body) 1 2:31
13 Cung Le defeats Sam Morgan TKO (Liver kick) 3 1:58

Well, it least I called Cung Le's fight correctly. It was a great fight, with Cung Le landing kicks and impressive takedowns. Cung ultimately made Sam Morgan keel over in pain with a kick to the midsection, they are calling it the liver. I hope he is doing ok, apparently he was having health issues after the fight. Listen for the Cung Le chant.

Jorge Santiago definately landed the performance of the night, brutally knocking out Sean Salmon with a flying/jumping knee to the neck. Santiago continued his ways by TKO'ing Trevor Prangly with another knee, this time to the body.

Alistair Overeem dominated Paul Buentello taking him down, pounding him, and then repeating the sequence before unleashing some Muay Thai style knees.

Brian Swartz gets disappointment of the night. He looked like he had no idea what to do defending the takedown, sprawling, clinching on his feet and the ground, and didn't have knockout power.

**Poll results, we all guessed wrong with the tournament picks, 9 wrong answers.

Cung Le takedown from Sherdog

Cung Le (red gloves) vs. Sam Morgan
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