What's your most memorable moment from Strikeforce?

Posted on November 9, 2012, 05:51 PM by Andreas Hale
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With Strikeforce shutting its doors after it has its loaded January 12 card, it is time for us to reflect on the promotion that had its fair share of great fights, great fighters and brought women's MMA to the masses.

The little engine that Scott Coker could debuted back in 2006 with a main event featuring Frank Shamrock vs. Cesar Gracie that, at the time, broke the record for largest audience at an MMA event in North America with 18,265. Since that event, the promotion has seen fighters such as Nick Diaz, Cung Le, Alistair Overeem, Gilbert Melendez, Luke Rockhold, Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal, Gegard Mousasi and others obtain success.

The promotion's biggest coup was obtaining the services of Fedor Emelianenko after the many failed attempts by the UFC. Unfortunately, getting the services of what was considered the world's best fighter ended up blowing up in their face when Fedor was submitted by Fabricio Werdum. Nevertheless, the promotion went to network television before the UFC and landed a Showtime deal that brought MMA into the lives of many who had yet to warm up to the UFC.

Oh yeah, Strikeforce also proved that women's MMA was worth watching as Gina Carano, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey all stormed through the doors and proved they could be just as entertaining as their male counterparts.

While it is unfortunate that Strikeforce is coming to an end, we have to remember the good times we had with the promotion. Sure, the Zuffa deal proved to be the final stake in the heart, but it sure was fun while it lasted.

What's your favorite moment? Vote below! And if you don't see your favorite moment listed, leave it in the comment section.

  1. 1. End of an Era: Fabricio Werdum submits Fedor Emeli
  2. 2. The Start Of The Rousey Era: Ronda Rousey armbars
  3. 3. The Epic Showdown: Dan Henderson comes back to fla
  4. 4. The Comeback: Scott Smith's storms back to knock o
  5. 5. Girls Night Out: Cyborg Santos and Gina Carano hea
  6. 6. Nashville Brawl: Jake Shields beats Dan Henderson;

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  • grapplure
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    by far fedor vs hendo

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  • David Saucier
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    I wouldnt vote for any of these their are far better moments, esp pre fedor.

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  • David Saucier
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    Gil and Thompson, Diaz vs Lee/Shamrock,

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  • godsofwararise
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    Fedor v Werdum. Certainly the most history making fight Strikeforce ever put on.

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  • godsofwararise
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    One fight/moment that wasn't listed here was Shamrock vs Le, that was an awesome fight and helped put Strikeforce on the map.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Great point.

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  • godsofwararise
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    Also honorable mention to the Diaz vs Daley fight. That was probably the single best round I've seen.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Gotta be the brawl or the Werdum submission of Fedor.

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  • KeithFarrell
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    Actually been so many but for history's sake I would have to put it down to the end of the last emperor's reign

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  • Brasil
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    Werdum vs Fedor by a mile

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  • jdnextchamp
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    "Gentlemen, we are on national television"



    The brawl was amazing.

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  • Akordas
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    Nick Diaz era... And I loved strikeforce:miami event, one of the best events.

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  • Chief Don
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    Fedor goes down

    Rousey comes thru

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  • enjoylife321
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    Anything involving Nick Diaz !

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