In what looked to be a somewhat packed house, Strikeforce put together a pretty good show. It was shown live on HDNet, and will probably be replayed a few more times.
Alexandre Trivino def. Eric Jacob via Sub (Armbar) R1 0:37
Jorge Interiano def. Travis Johnson via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) R2 3:00
Cyrillo Padilha def. Jesse Jones via Dec (Unanimous)
Brian Caraway def. Alvin Cacdac via Sub (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 1:39
Bobby Stack def. Jose Palacios via Dec (Unanimous)
Chris Cariaso def. Anthony Figueroa via Sub (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 4:34
Eric Lawson def. Jesse Gillespie via Sub (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 1:03
Jeremiah Metcalf def. Raymond Daniels via Sub (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 0:59- Metcalf didn't let the WCL star Daniels display any of his black belt karate skills. Metcalf was able to use a body lock to takedown Daniels and punch him. In the second, he got the rear naked choke after getting in full mount.
Miesha Tate def. Elaina Maxwell via Dec (Unanimous)- I had Tate winning 2 rounds to 3. Decent fight.
Bobby Southworth def. Anthony Ruiz via Dec (Unanimous)- Bobby Southworth was able to defend the light heavyweight fight Anthony Ruiz. The fight was pretty slow as Southworth grounded out the unanimous decision.
Billy Evangelista def. Nam Phan via Dec (Split)- I actually gave this one to Nam Phan who scored more combinations and power punches. Evangelista won the first with takedowns and punches on the ground. I had Nam Phan winning the second and third due to the damage he was able to dish out. He had Evangelista stunned and almost KO'd at times. Either way, it was a close fight that had quite a bit of action.
Josh Thomson def. Gilbert Melendez via Dec (Unanimous)- The title bout of Melendez v. Thomson was surprisingly one sided. Thomson did all the damage and dominated the five round fight. Melendez looked somewhat sluggish, as he absorbed kick after kick. While he was able to land some punches in combination, it wasn't enough as Thomson took the unanimous decision and the Strikeforce Lightweight Belt.