Welcome to Fightline.com’s live coverage of Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. You can catch the main card live on Showtime.
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Matt Ricehouse defeated Greg Wilson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:45 of Round 3.
Tom Aaron defeated Erik Steenberg via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:56 of Round 1.
Fransisco “Kiko” France defeated Lee Brousseau via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:27 of Round 1.
Mike Chandler defeated Sal Woods via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:59 of Round 1.
Darryl Cobb defeated Booker DeRousse via split decision (scores of 28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Lyle Beerbohm defeated Vitor Ribeiro via split decision (scores of 30-27, 28-29, 30-27).
Jesse Finney defeated Justin DeMoney via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:22 of Round 1.
Antwain Britt vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante
Round 1: Britt landed a couple of hard punches early and Feijao clinched with Britt against the cage. They ended up back in the center and Britt continued to swing wildly, occasionally connecting. Britt tied Feijao up against the cage and utilized some dirty boxing. Britt continued to stay aggressive. The men were eventually separated and Feijao caught Britt with a big right hand that faxed him. Feijao started ailing away and finally knocked Britt out with another big right hand.
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante defeated Antwain Britt via KO (strikes) at 3:45 of Round 1.
Roger Gracie vs. Kevin Randleman
Round 1: Gracie tried landing a couple of punches early, but Randleman was able to doge them. Randleman would charge in, but couldn’t get inside due to Gracie’s significant reach and height advantage. Gracie starting to chase Randleman and landing a couple of jabs and trying to put together some combinations. Both fighters tied up and Gracie attempted a guillotine, but Randleman was able to power out. Gracie was briefly able to take Randleman to the ground, but Randleman was able to get quickly back to his feet. Gracie continued to use his reach advantage peppering Randleman with jabs. Randleman was able to land a few shots as the round came to a close. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Gracie.
Round 2: Randleman landed a couple of hard body shots early. It seemed to wake Gracie up, who landed a couple of right hooks. Randleman was able to clinch with Gracie against the cage. Gracie was able to get out and went for knees, and was able to tag Randleman with one which rocked him and sent him to the mat. Gracie jumped on Randleman and got side control, and moved quickly to full mount. Randleman scrambled, and Gracie was able to get Randleman’s back and went for a rear-naked choke. Randleman was able to defend for awhile before Gracie was able to sinc it in, forcing Randleman to tap.
Roger Gracie defeated Kevin Randleman via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:10 of Round 2.
After the bout, Gracie said that he fights with his mind and not his body. He noted that he was spending 3 hours per day working the jab.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Joey Villasenor
Round 1: They clinched against the cage early and Jacare was able to score a takedown early. Jacare got full mount and landed some punches from the top. Villasenor was able to get back to his feet and Jacare clinched against the cage. Jacare landed some knees to Villasenor’s body and was able to take Villasenor to the ground again. Jacare landed some wild heavy punches from the top. Villasenor got back to his feet and Jacare landed some hard punches and knees before sending Villasenor to the mat again. Jacare tried to get a kimura, but Villasenor was able to defend. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jacare.
Round 2: Jacare scored a double-leg takedown early, but Villasenor was able to get back to his feet. Jacare grabbed Villasenor’s leg and was able to take Villasenor back to the ground, but Villasenor got back to his feet. Villasenor started loosening up a bit and started to connect with some punches. Jacare landed a left hook and scored a takedown. Jacare landed a couple of hard shots from the top before Villasenor got back to his feet. They traded, and Villasenor stuffed a takedown as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jacare.
Round 3: Villasenor started pressing the action early. Jacare went for a takedown attempt, but Villasenor was able to defend. Villasenor definitely looks like the fresher of the two fighters while Jacare looks tired. Villasenor landed a hard right and stuffed another takedown. Jacare was finally able to complete a takedown and landed some strikes from the top. Jacare was landing punches from the top and staying busy, but the referee inexplicably stood them up. Jacare was able to get another takedown and stayed on top as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jacare.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Joey Villasenor via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27,29-28,29-28).
Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva
Round 1: Both men traded inside leg kicks. They traded punches. Silva landed a hard left hook, but Arlovski shrugged it off. Silva caught Arlovski with another hard right and and followed it up with a couple more punches, but Arlovksi stayed standing. Silva pressed Arlovski against the cage and landed some knees to the legs. Silva landed a couple more big shots as they were pressing off the cage. Silva took Arlovski down and landed a punch from the top, and got in Arlovski’s guard. Silva pressed Arlovski against the cage, and Arlovski was able to get back to his feet as the round came to a close. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Round 2: Arlovski threw a combination but left himself open and Silva landed a right hook. Silva tagged Arlovski with several hard shots and pressed Arlovski against the cage. After staying tied up for awhile, referee Big John McCarthy broke them up but they ended up back against the cage. They were eventually broken up again and were back in the center cage. Silva changed to a southpaw stance and attempted a head kick. Arlovski started throwing leg kicks and body shots, but they clinched once again. They traded punches, with Silva getting the better of the exchange and traded more punches as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Round 3: Arlovski went for leg kicks early. Silva changed his stance back and forth. Silva pegged Arlovski with a couple of shots and pressed Arlovski against the cage. They traded short knees but were eventually broken up. They traded more in the middle of the cage. Silva connected with a couple of punches, and they clinched again against the cage. They were broken up again – the fourth time this fight – and Silva again landed a punch and then pressed Arlovski against the cage. Silva scored a takedown and was able to land some punches from the top. Arlovski got back to his feet and they clinched, and were broken up again as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Antonio Silva defeated Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (all scores of 29-28).
Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship
Alistair Overeem (c) vs. Brett Rogers
Round 1: Overeem started the round landing several leg kicks. Overeem tossed Rogers to the mat and got side control. Overeem landed some knees to Rogers’ body. He attempted a guillotine choke, but Rogers was able to scramble out. Overeem got back on top and landed some more kneed to Rogers’ body as well as some hard punches. Overeem continued to wail away on Rogers before referee John McCarthy finally waved him off.
Alistair Overeem defeated Brett Rogers via KO (strikes) at 3:40 of Round 1.
After the bout Overeem said he’d been gone for awhile but he’s here to stay. When asked about who he’d like to face next, Overeem said he’d like to face Fedor and said that Fedor was ducking him.