9/10 Strikeforce results from Cincinnati
Sep 11, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Main card (Showtime)
Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal bout: United States Josh Barnett vs. Russia Sergei Kharitonov
Barnett defeated Kharitonov via submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:28 of round 1.
Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal bout: United States Daniel Cormier vs. Brazil Antonio Silva
Cormier defeated Silva via KO (punches) at 3:56 of round 1.
Middleweight Championship bout: Brazil Ronaldo Souza (c) vs. United States Luke Rockhold
Rockhold defeated Souza via unanimous decision (50–45, 48–47, 48–47) to win the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship.
Light Heavyweight bout: United States Muhammed Lawal vs. Brazil Roger Gracie
Lawal defeated Gracie via KO (punch) at 4:37 of round 1.
Lightweight bout: United States Pat Healy vs. Venezuela Maximo Blanco
Healy defeated Blanco via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of round 2.
Preliminary card (HDNet)
Light Heavyweight bout: United States Mike Kyle vs. Brazil Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Kyle defeated de Lima via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
Light Heavyweight bout: Brazil Rafael Cavalcante vs. Cuba Yoel Romero Palacio
Cavalcante defeated Romero via KO (punches) at 4:51 in round 2.
Welterweight bout: Brazil Evangelista Santos vs. Canada Jordan Mein
Mein defeated Santos via TKO (elbows) at 3:18 of round 3.
Women’s Bantamweight bout: Canada Alexis Davis vs. Brazil Amanda Nunes
Davis defeated Nunes via TKO (punches) at 4:53 of round 2.
Middleweight bout: United StatesDominique Steele vs. United States Chris Mierzwiak
Steele defeated Mierzwiak via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–27, 29–27).