Strikeforce Results: Jorge Masvidal defeats Billy Evangelista via Unanimous DecisionPosted on March 5, 2011, 09:52 PM by Anton Gurevich
American Top Team fighter Jorge Masvidal made a successful Strikeforce debut, defeating Billy Evangelista via Unanimous Decision. Masvidal dominated the fight in every aspect, showing crisp striking and an impressive takedown defense. Evangelista failed to find his range, meeting Masvidal's jabs over and over again, and same when he tried to take the fight to the ground, the debutant responded with takedown of his own.
In the end, judges awarded Masvidal a Unanimous 30-27 Decision, as Billy Evangelista tasted the first defeat of his career. As for Masvidal, the 21-6 contender finds himself right in the mix for the Lightweight title, which will be on the line on April 9th, in a fight between Gilbert Melendez and Tatsuya Kawajiri.