Strikeforce - King Mo vs Feijao. Jacare vs Kennedy. Lashley, Gurgel. Aug. 21, 2010
Strikeforce - King Mo vs Feijao
August 21, 2010 - FIRST PRELIM AT 6:30 CT
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STRIKEFORCE World Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) Champion "King Mo" Lawal (7-0) will make the first defense of his belt against devastating striker Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (9-2) in the main event. The semi-main will match Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (12-2-1) and Tim Kennedy (12-2) in a clash for the vacant STRIKEFORCE Middleweight (185 pounds) crown.
In a featured, televised bout, undefeated heavyweight rising star Bobby Lashley (5-0), will return to the cage against an opponent to be announced.
Also on the televised portion of an outstanding event, former world champion KJ Noons 11-2) will face Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt Jorge Gurgel (13-6) in a lightweight (155 pounds) match.
A special pre-sale ticket purchase opportunity for the STRIKEFORCE event will take place for "STRIKEFORCE Insider" e-newsletter subscribers. STRIKEFORCE Insiders will receive a special e-newsletter with the pre-sale code.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 16 at 10 a.m. CT at www.ToyotaCenterTix.com, by phone at 1-866-4-HOU-TIX, at select Houston area Randalls locations, and at www.strikeforce.com. Tickets will be available at 9am on Monday, July 19 at the Toyota Center Box Office.
Muhammed "KING MO" Lawal vs. Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante - 205 lb Title Fight
Bobby Lashley vs. Chad Griggs
Tim Kennedy vs. Ronaldo Souza - 185 lb Title Fight
K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel
Jason Riley vs. Daniel Cormier
Andre Galvao vs. Nate Moore
Vinicius Magalhaes vs. Rocky Long
Jose Santibanez vs. Reynaldo Trujill
Adam Schindler vs. Kier Gooch
Chad Robichaux vs. Humberto Deleon
Chad Cook vs. Arteneus Young
Feijao, Kennedy, Lashley, K.J., Galvao, Draculino!!!, Rey Trujilo, Chad Robo!
I'm gonna bring it up: KJ Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel.
The hook Noons threw after the bell was illegal, but probably excusable. it's interesting to note, however, that Noons walked away as he threw the hook, leading me to believe he knew the round was over, but wanted to at least throw one more shot. My gripe is the knee. The referee's indecision/incompetence is a factor, but the fight ended with an official time of 19 seconds of round two. Noons landed the knee on a grounded Gurgel at 18 seconds of the second round. An objectively illegal knee. Had the fight been officially called at 18 seconds, it would've been debatable. Noons was clearly dominating the round after an after-the-bell shot, but that was a knee that should have never been thrown. This should be a NC.
Am I the only one who thinks it's strange the guy who beat former WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley is a dead ringer for former WWE wrestler Trevor Murdoch?
I thought the ref on the Noons fight was horrible. He should have taken a more active role in the matter. If he had done his job, the whole hook/knee thing could have been avaoided. I do not think it would have changed the outcome of the fight, but it made everything look bad.
I was surprised Lashley did not do better and was disappointed in Kennedy.
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