On Friday night, Strikeforce launched the debut of their “ShoMMA:Challenger Series” as Billy Evangelista was DQ’d for landing an illegal knee to Mike Aina’s dome in the 2ndRound of the night’s main event. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard had been perfect through his first nine pro fights.
The Showtime broadcast took place inside the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
Ben Holscher Defeated Cody Cantebury via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:07 in the 1st Round
* Thomas Diagne Defeated Kaleo Kwan via Unanimous Decision
* Fabricio Camoes Defeated Torrance Taylor via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:21 in the 1stRound
* Spencer Herns Defeated Chad Sutton via Majority Decision
* Bao Quach Defeated Tito Jones via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Aaron Rosa Defeated Anthony Ruiz via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:29 in the 1st Round
* Lavar Johnson Defeated Carl Seumanutafa via KO at 0:18 in the 1st Round
* Sarah Kaufman Defeated Miesha Tate via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Mike Aina Defeated Billy Evangelista via DQ (Illegal Knee) at 3:40 in the 2nd Round