Sunday, April 18, 2010

STRIKEFORCE on CBS Results: Shields stuns Henderson

NASHVILLE,  Tenn. (April 18, 2010) – Saturday night marked MMA’s return to primetime on CBS  featuring a STRIKEFORCE World  Championship Tripleheader.

The event aired live on the CBS Television Network at 9 p.m.  in front of 8,196 at the Breakstone Arena.

Jake  Shields  (21-4-1) of San Francisco, Calif., retained his STRIKEFORCE World Middleweight  title with a unanimous five-round decision over Dan Henderson (25-8)  of Temecula, Calif.  Scored: 49-45, 49-46 and 48-45.

“King  Mo’’ Lawal (7-0), of Carlsbad, Calif., by way of Murfreesboro, Tenn.,  captured the STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight  championship with a unanimous five-round decision over defending titlist  Gegard Mousasi (28-3-1) of Leiden,  Netherlands. Scored: 49-45 three times.

STRIKEFORCE  World Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez (18-2) of San Francisco via  Santa Ana, Calif., retained his belt with a unanimous five-round decision over  DREAM 155-pound champion Shinya  Aoki (23-5, 1 NC) of Tokyo, Japan. Scored: 50-45 three  times.

Other  results:
"Mayhem"  Miller (23-7),  California, TKO  1 (strikes, 3:09) over Tim Stout (12-9),  Newnan, Georgia.
Ovince  Saint Preaux (5-4),  Knoxville, Tenn., TKO 1 (strikes, 0:47) over Chris  Hawk (3-4),  Memphis.
Cale  Yarbrough (7-1),  Atlanta, Georgia, TKO 2 (strikes) over Josh Schockman (6-3),  Nashville.
Zach  Underwood (6-2),  Nashville, unanimous decision over Hunter  Worsham (1-2),  Nashville.
Dustin  Ortiz (2-0),  Nashville, submitted (rear-naked  choke) Justin  Pennington (0-1),  Nashville, 4:27 of first round.
Cody  Floyd (4-0),  Nashville, KO 3 (strikes) over Thomas  Campbell (3-1).
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