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“Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Henderson” Results

Welcome to’s live coverage of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson.

Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The event will air live on Showtime at 10 PM ET.

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Preliminary Card

-Gabriel Salinas-Jones defeated Bryan Humes via submission (D’Arce choke) at 1:19 of Round 3.

-Derek Brunson defeated Lumumba Sayers via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:33 of Round 1.

-Alexis Davis defeated Julie Kedzie via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

-Tyler Stinson defeated Eduardo Pamplona via KO (punch) at 0:15 of Round 1.

-Gesias Cavalcante defeated Bobby Green via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Main Card

Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Scott Fischer will be the third man in the cage for this welterweight tilt between Hands of Steel and Sponge.

Round 1: A quick touch of gloves gets us going. Smith in the center of the cage to start, walking down Sponge. Saffiedine with a good leg kick. Another. Saffiedine is out-moving Smith so far, tagging him from the outside. It looks like Smith is loading up on his right when goes after Saffiedine. They clinch with Saffiedine’s back on the fence. Sponge reverses and works from the Thai clinch, landing nice body shots and knees. Saffiedine lands a nice three-punch combination before breaking away. Saffiedine goes back to work from the middle, scoring another nice leg kick. Saffiedine with a glancing head kick, which Smith catches and uses to pin Saffiedine against the cage briefly. Sponge reverses again and puts Smith’s back on the cage. Fischer breaks them up. Some damage beginning to show around Smith’s left eye. Saffiedine is scoring much more frequently than Smith so far, landing more often and with more effectiveness. Sponge lands a spinning heel kick as the round closes. scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine

Round 2: They touch up again to start the second. Smith is reacting off of Saffiedine’s timing and getting beat to the punch for it. A good left hand-leg kick lands for Saffiedine. Saffiedine works Smith against the cage briefly. Smith is plodding and getting tagged up. Saffiedine hits him with a shot that staggers him and then tries to turn thigns up, throwing a flying knee. Smith posting up against the cage, getting picked apart by Sponge. Saffiedine hammers Smith repeatedly with elbows from the clinch. Smith tries to land a big uppercut as Saffiedine breaks away. Saffiedine hurts Smith again with a big shot and Smith dives for the takedown. Saffiedine won’t have it, he takes Smith’s back. He works both hooks in, but Smith slips out the back door. Smith with an elbow as they briefly clinch on their feet. Saffiedine looks to be slowing, but he goes back to work on Smith, who’s essentially ceased all footwork. They clinch against the fence, resting until the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine

Round 3: They touch gloves again for the last round. Saffiedine starts in right away, sticking a few punches before landing a nice leg kick. More of the same to start the third, with Saffiedine landing mostly at will and Smith just looking to hang on. Smith lets go of a right hand that glances off Saffiedine’s head. Bloodied, Smith is staggering after Saffiedine, but Sponge is moving away from his shots and darting back in to land his own. He sticks a straight left and then lands a nice spinning back kick that sends Smith into the fence. Smith is eating most of the shots this round without ill-effect. Smith tries a head kick that’s blocked. Smith goes for a Superman punch and another high kick, but they miss by a mile. Smith is turning it up, chasing Saffiedine down and trying to put Saffiedine away, but he just can’t catch him. Saffiedine lands a head kick. scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine

Tarec Saffiedine defeated Scott Smith via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley

Big John McCarthy will oversee this welterweight contest.

Round 1: No glove touch for these two. Woodley taking a low stance. Daley follows suit. Woodley opens up first, throwing a few gauging strikes. Daley throws a knee that Woodley catches and uses to press him into the fence. Daley lands a knee low that breaks the action. They restart in the center of the cage. Woodley shoots and Daley defends. Woodley doesn’t let go of Semtex though and presses Daley into the cage. Woodley working short knees to Daley’s left leg. Daley fighting from going down, but he can’t quite spin off the fence. Woodley won’t give up on the takedown and McCarthy breaks them up. Daley moves in with a hard three-punch combo. Once Woodley feels overwhelmed he shoots for the takedown, which Daley defends. Daley breaks away from Woodley. Now it’s Daley that pushes Woodley into the cage. Woodley reverses him and lands a few nice shots to the body. Daley reverses now and presses Woodley into the fence. Woodley reverses and they trade knees from the clinch until the bell. scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Daley walks Woodley down and T-Wood quickly closes the distance with a shot. Daley defends well though and eventually presses Woddley into the fence. Woodley is working hard to get Daley on the mat, but Daley just isn’t having it so far. Spoke too soon, Woodley gets Daley onto his back with a single. Daley controlling Woodley’s posture well, preventing him from landing much. Daley looking to escape and he’s threatening with submissions here and there, keeping Woodley honest. Daley gets his back against the fence and looks to stand, but Woodley keeps the pressure applied and forces Daley back to his guard. McCarthy warns Woodley to improve his position. He doesn’t and Big John stands them up with under thirty to go. Daley wings a few shots and then sprawls out of a shot. Woodley is warned about grabbing Daley’s shorts. Daley ends the round on top, landing a few shots. scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

Round 3: Daley lands a hard right hand. Woodley fires back but Daley continues forward. Woodley hits a takedown when Daley throws a knee and puts Semtex back on the mat. Woodley looks to be working for an arm triangle, but Daley avoids. Woodley doing what many predicted he would, grinding Daley out on the mat. The crowd isn’t thrilled about it either. Daley kicks Woodley away briefly, but Woodley moves right back in on him. Woodley hanging on Daley’s leg, but Semtex gets to his feet anyway. He avoids several takedown attempts and ends up in side control on a belly down Woodley, landing shots precariously close to the back of Woodley’s head. They stand, Woodley tries for the takedown again and Daley avoids. Daley turning it on anytime they stay on their feet and he looks to have Woodley worried with some of the shots he’s landing. Daley rolls for an omoplata after stuffing a takedown, but Woodley avoids and rides out the round in Daley’s guard. scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

Tyron Woodley defeated Paul Daley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

The crowd jeers the decision, or at least the fight.

Tim Kennedy vs. Robbie Lawler

Herb Dean will oversee this middleweight bout.

Round 1: They touch gloves and get set to go. Kennedy lunges in with a right and misses, but avoids Lawler’s counters. Kennedy lands a nice inside leg kick that throws Lawler off balance. Lawler moving more fluidly than Kennedy, he lands a nice right hand. Kennedy hits him low with a kick and they take a quick break. Kennedy dives for a takedown and Lawler sprawls easily. Kennedy goes in for another shot, which Lawler avoids, and they both trade hard shots from inside the phone booth. Lawler moving all over the place, but Kennedy takes him down off of a kick. Kennedy stays all over Lawler as he tries to scramble away, threatening to take his back more than once. Lawler fights him off and they return to their feet. Kennedy lands a nice lead left hook. The action slows briefly before Kennedy completes a nice double. Kennedy moves into side control almost immediately and takes mount with over thirty seconds to go. Kennedy loses his base and Lawler fights to his feet. Lawler lands a few nice shots as the round closes and Kennedy fails on a takedown. scores the round 10-9 for Kennedy

Round 2: Kennedy opens the round working a few kicks before shooting in for the takedown. Lawler sprawls and barely misses on a big uppercut. Kennedy keeping his range by using the kicks. Kennedy with a hard right hand. Lawler lands a glancing uppercut with bad intentions as Kennedy dives for the shot. Kennedy’s face is bleeding heavily as he fights for the takedown. He gets Lawler down against the fence in Lawler’s half guard. Kennedy’s face is painting the canvas. Lawler regains guard, but Kennedy lands more shots from this position than the other. Lawler fighting from his back, but Kennedy is keeping the pressure on with strikes from on top. The crowd grows restless. Kennedy starting to mix things up, going to the body as well as the head. Both men land shots before the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Kennedy

Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. Kennedy standing in front of Lawler for longer already. He lands a right before trying to get the takedown, but Lawler avoids and resets. Lawler lands a nice right hand when Kennedy stops in front of the cage. Kennedy tries for another takedown that’s defended. Kennedy showing fatigue and Lawler looks to be stalking him. He tries a flying knee that doesn’t land clean. Kennedy gets tagged when he lunges in with a right hand. Lawler appears fresher than Kennedy, but he looks hesitant to unload. The crowd boos as the action slows; they’re just circling and staring presently. Kennedy tries to grab him but Lawler shakes him off. Good uppercut lands for Lawler but Kennedy remains intact. Kennedy throws a pair of kicks, the second lands to the body. Kennedy going to work with the kicks, landing to the body and inside of Lawler’s leg. Kennedy clinches Lawler against the fence, lands a knee and gets an easy takedown with about thirty left. Kennedy works from half guard, landing some nice shots from the top position. scores the round 10-9 for Kennedy

Tim Kennedy defeated Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Champion Marloes Coenen vs. Meisha Tate

For the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship

Big John McCarthy is the referee for this bantamweight championship fight.

Round 1: They both come out pawing jabs, Coenen smiling. Tate presses Coenen into the fence and looks for the takedown. Tate takes a page out of Chris Leben’s book and starts in with some foot stomps. Tate gets reversed but doesn’t let her back stay on the cage for long, turning Coenen around quickly. They break. Coenen wings a nice left hook. Tate drives for the takedown again and eats a knee. Coenen working for a choke while Tate tries to get her to the mat. Tate gets her down, but Coenen is hanging onto her neck like a bulldog. Tate outlasts her though and breaks free, working from side control. Tate in North-South briefly. Tate is transitioning with ease and goes back to work from side control. Not much damage being done by Tate, but she’s absolutely controlling the position right now. Tate ends the round in North-South. scores the round 10-9 for Tate

Round 2: They lock horns immediately and Tate bulls Coenen into the fence. Coenen lands a few nice knees from the clinch. Tate goes for the takedown and gets reversed. Coenen takes her back immediately and gets one hook in. She locks up the body triangle and starts in with some elbows and punches. She loses the body triangle but retains both hooks with over two minutes to go. She locks up the body triangle again and switches back and forth from looking for the choke to landing strikes both to Tate’s midsection and head. Coenen flattens her out and tees off with some ground and pound. Coenen rides out the round on Tate’s back. scores the round 10-9 for Coenen

Round 3: Tate lands a good one-two, then eats a leg kick. Coenen doing well landing leg kicks, but Tate wises up and grabs hold of one, planting Coenen on er back. Tate working from Coenen’s guard, but having a hard time getting off much offense against the wily champ. The two are fighting a technical battle for position, with neither able to mount any significant attack. Big John stands them up. After a brief striking exchange, Tate gets the takedown again, pressing Coenen against the fence. More of the same, with Tate holding top position dominantly, but doing little more. Coenen sweeps Tate right before the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Tate

Round 4: They remain on their first for the first minute, with Tate pressing forward and landing a bit more than the champ. Tate drives in for the takedown and gets it in short order. Coenen threatens with the guillotine briefly, but Tate avoids. Tate moves into side control. Coenen lands a couple of short elbows from her back. In a very slick move, Tate threatens to mount but crosses over Coenen’s body and goes for the arm triangle instead. It isn’t long before the champ is forced to tap.

Meisha Tate defeated Marloes Coenen via submission (arm triangle) at 3:03 of round 4 to claim the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship.

Main Event

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson

Round 1: They touch gloves and Fedor immediately rushes in with big shots. Henderson returns fire and this one turns into a slugfest early. Henderson puts Emelianenko on his heels with a big shot but The Last Emperor hangs tough and throws right back. Emelianenko’s right eye is already showing damage. Henderson pressing Emelianenko into the fence, working knees to the thighs. The action has stalled now, with Henderson holding Emelianenko and throwing knees. Hendo breaks and they both whiff on hard shots. Emelianenko moves in with a hard right hand that lands flush. Emelianenko with another hard right hand. Emelianenko sends Henderson to the canvas with some big shots, before starting in with ground and pound. It looks bad for Hendo, but he recovers, reverses and slips out the back door. He lands an uppercut through Emelianenko’s armpit that puts Fedor face-first on the canvas. The follow up shots seal the deal.

Dan Henderson defeated Fedor Emelianenko via TKO (strikes) at 4:12 of round 1.