Strikeforce Melendez vs Masvidal Results Wrap-UpPosted on December 18, 2011, 01:11 AM by Trent Reinsmith
After a fairly long absence, Strikeforce returned on Saturday night, delivering a card from San Diego, CA that saw two champions defend their titles. Also along the way, an up and coming fighter saw his 8 fight winning streak come to an end while another halted a two fight losing streak.
Gilbert Melendez looked the worse for wear following his bout with Jorge Masvidal, but still walked away with his lightweight title belt strapped around his waist after earning the unanimous decision victory. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos showed that the 18 months away from the cage had no effect on her, as she ended her fight at the 16 second mark of Round One. Gegard Mousasi showed Ovince St. Preux that he might not be ready to challenge for the light heavyweight crown just yet, while KJ Noons got things back on track by defeating Billy Evangelista.
Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos defeats Hiroko Yamanaka via TKO at :16 of Round One
K.J. Noons defeats Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Caros Fodor defeats Justin Wilcox via knockout at :13 of Round One
Roger Bowling defeats Jerron Peoples via knockout at :42 of Round One
Devin Cole defeats Gabriel Salinas-Jones via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Eddie Mendez defeats Fernando Gonzalez via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Herman Terrado defeats Chris Brown via submission at 4:05 of Round Three
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