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Strikeforce: Jorge Masvidal Vs. Billy Evangelista

The following quick preliminary card results are from our live coverage of Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson. To access our full round-by-round coverage of the main card, click here.

Round 1: Evangelista throws first, but Masvidal connects first with a one-two. Masvidal catches a kick and takes Evangelista down seamlessly, landing strikes the entire time. They’re clinched against the cage, trading knees. Evangelista almost gets Masvidal to the mat but he aboids and they break. Nice combinations land for both men and Evangelista gets Masvidal to the mat. They’re on the fence again and Evangelista scores with an elbow. They break apart. Masvidal catches another kick and dumps Evangelista to the mat briefly. Masvidal stuffs a takedown. Evangelista with a leg kick. Masvidal scoring with a pair of nice stiff left hands. scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal

Round 2: Great knees landed by Masvidal last round. Evangelista presses forward and they hit the fence briefly, with Evangelista briefly getting Masvidal to the mat before he gets back to his feet. Masvidal landing well as they scramble. He catches another kick and trips Evangelista to the mat. Masvidal with a good stiff jab. A good body shot lands for Masvidal, then a pair of jabs. Evangelista whiffs on a combo and a takedown, Masvidal makes him pay with a knee. Masvidal with a nice straight right and then another stuffed takedown. Masvidal drops down for a takedown of his own against the cage and he gets Evangelista down. Evangelista gets up but Masvidal dumps him right back down. Evangelista gets back to his feet but Masvidal stays on him against the fence. Great head movement by Masvidal, who is mostly landing at will and avoiding Evangelista’s offense. scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal

Round 3: Pat Miletich politely schools Mauro Ranallo when he criticizes Masvidal for not going for the finish yet. Evangelista trying with the jab-leg kick, clipping Masvidal low. Evangelista tries for a takedown but Masvidal stuffs it, and lands a nice shot as he breaks away. Masvidal still showing the better head movement, slamming home a straight right as Evangelista tries for a kick with no punch as a precursor. They end up on the cage again, with Masvidal looking for the takedown. He doesn’t get it and they take to the center of the cage again. The fans boo. Masvidal stinging Evangelista with jabs. The pace slows at the end, with Masvidal avoiding Evangelista’s attack still and landing with disrupting shots. Evangelista turning it on more as the round closes down, but still unable to land many significant strikes. scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal defeated Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Evangelista takes the first loss of his career tonight.