Friday, February 26, 2010
StrikeForce Challengers 6: Kaufman vs. Hashi -- Results
After an up-and-down night, the main event went the distance and gave fans their money's worth. Sarah Kaufman captures the 135lb welterweight women's title, which she'll bring back through customs to its new home on Vancouver Island.
Sarah Kaufman def. Takayo Hashi by Unanimous Decision (50-45 X 3)
Trevor Prangley vs. Karl Amousou Ruled a Technical Draw
Luke Rockhold def. Paul Bradley by TKO, Rd. 1 [2:24]
Tarec Saffiedine def. James Terry by Unanimous Decision [30-27 X 3]
Yancy Medeiros def. Raul Castillo by Unanimous Decision [30-27 X 3]
Sarah Kaufman (10-0) vs. Takayo Hashi (12-1) Women's Welterweight Championship
Rd. 1: Hashi lands a pair of leg-kicks. Kaufman lands a right that knocks Hashi down. Kaufman has Hashi pinned against the fence in the clinch, lands knees and body shots. Ref restarts fight. Kaufman land a punch-kick combo, then more jabs and leg kicks. Hashi dropped by another jab. Kaufman continues to control the action. Kaufman drops Hashi with counter-right. Hashi shows toughness in weathering the storm, ends the round standing. 10-9 Kaufman
Rd. 2: Kaufman stalking, takes a leg kick. Kaufman lands intermittent strikes, looks comfortable. Kaufman continues stalking, lands a big right. Hashi landing some kicks, but gets hit upstairs most times. Kaufman ends with a flurry, wins round if less convincingly. 10-9 Kaufman
Rd. 3: Sarah lands a straight right that drops Hashi early. Kaufman continues to land flurries, four unanswered short right hooks. Kaufman tags Hashi her with the old one-two, then drops Hashi with a straight right. Lands more jabs, and a big right hook on the way out of a clinch. Kaufman lands a triple-jab and stuffs a takedown. 10-9 Kaufman.
Rd. 4: Kaufman is doing a great job of avoiding the takedown in an extended clinch. Ref restarts the fight. Kaufman continues to stalk. Hashi attempts to pull guard, but Kaufman lands some ground shots and stands back up. Hashi is in rough shape, while Kaufman looks not much worse for wear. 10-9 Kaufman.
Rd. 5: After a short feeling out period, Hashi shoots in for a takedown. Kaufman sprawls perfectly, continues to land with jabs. Hashi pulls guard again, but Sarah shrugs it off. Hashi lands a front kick to the face. Hashi lands a one-two, then a few jabs. Hashi is poked in the eye, but continues fighting. Fighter trade non-threatening shots to finish the fight. 10-9 Kaufman.
Official Result: Kaufman def. Hashi by Unanimous Decision (50-45 X 3)
Trevor Prangley (22-5) vs. Karl Amoussou (11-2-1)
Rd. 1: Amousou lands with an early flurry. Prangly unfazed. Fighters are tentative, ref wants action. Prangley scores trip takedown, lands in half-guard. Amousou has one arm trapped, ref stands them up. Amousou catches Prangley with a left and a right. Prangley catches Amousou with a right. Amousou is poked badly in the eye, allowed time to recover. Fight stopped by the doctor, because Amousou could not reopen his eye. Crowd boos and Amousou protests.
Official Result: The fight is ruled a Technical Draw
Luke Rockhold (6-1) vs. Paul Bradley (12-1)
Rd. 1: Bradley presses Rockhold against the cage. Fighters circling. Rockhold lands some weak shots, then lands a big right to the back of Bradley's head that drops the big wrestler. Bradley is mounted and takes some shots, but regains his feet. Rockhold lands clean with a counter-right that drops Bradley again. Bradley gets up, but starts taking knees from the clinch. The fight is stopped shortly after, though it appeared a low-blow may have landed just before the ref stopped it. Rockhold by TKO [2:24].
Official Result: Rockhold def. Bradley by TKO, Rd. 1 [2:24]
Rockhold Post-Fight: "I want to move up."
James Terry (7-1) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (7-2)
Rd. 1: Terry throws left high-kick, but it is blocked. Saffiedine lands straight right and controls the centre of the ring. Each fighter throws in combination. Saffeidine lands leg kick and a nice Brazil kick. Saffeidine lands clean with a left, then a right that rocks Terry. Terry blows through Saffeidine with a powerful double-leg, but Saffeidine quickly returns to his feet. Terry gets hit with another right that opens a cut under his left eye. 10-9 Saffiedine.
Rd. 2: Saffiedine lands a variety of shots, including a knee to the body. Terry lands an uppercut. Saffiedine sticks and moves effectively, lands body kick. Saffiedine lands two overhand rights. Terry bleeding badly from the mouth and eye. Saffiedine lands with left and right hooks, stuffs a takedown. Terry needs to get going soon, attempts takedown to no avail. Saffeidine lands jabs and leg kicks. Terry runs in throwing big shots, but comes up empty. 10-9 Saffiedine.
Rd. 3: Saffiedine continues to control the fight. Terry almost scores another takedown, but Saffiedine gets up right away. Saffiedine lands a powerful knee from clinch, continues to dominate. The fighters exchange punches. Saffiedine continues to pick Terry apart, lands an elbow. Terry fails on takedown attempt, gets hit with high kick then spinning back kick. Saffiedine mounts and punishes Terry at the bell. 10-9 Saffiedine
My Score: 30-27 Saffiedine over Terry
Official Result: Saffiedine def. Terry by Unanimous Decision (30-27 X 3)
Raul Castillo (6-0) vs. Yancy Medeiros (4-0)
Rd. 1: Castillo unsuccessful on several takedown attempts. Medeiros landing the much better shots throughout, including several solid knees from the clinch. Medeiros almost finishes Castillo in final 30 seconds. 10-9 for Medeiros.
Rd. 2: Medeiros continues to pick Castillo apart, begins to mix in kicks. Castillo can't get anything going. Castillo tries more takedowns and a knee at the end of the round, but it not effective with either. 10-9 Medeiros.
Rd. 3: Castillo attempts more takedowns with no success. Medeiros opens up and attacks, but takes a knee to the groin. When the fight resumes, Medeiros lands with a flurry that drops Castillo. Clock expires with Catillo still eating punches and getting stifled in his takedown attempts. 10-9 Medeiros.
My Score: 30-27 Medeiros over Castillo
Official Result: Medeiros def. Castillo by Unanimous Decision (30-27 X 3)
Wayne Phillips def. Eric Lawson by Submission (Armbar), Rd. 1
Samuel Bracamnonte def. Chris Stewart by TKO, Rd. 3
Tristan Arenal def. George Miller by TKO, Rd. 2
Jesse Tobar def. Phil Balducci by Submission (RNC), Rd. 2
Renee Robinson def. Lilia Salas by TKO, Rd. 1
Steve Dickie def. Alan Lummel by TKO, Rd. 1
Ronald Carillo def. Anthony De Los Santos by Submission (Armbar), Rd. 2