(4/17/2010)
16:42 to Review
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Ovince St. Preux - 93.2
2. Jake Shields - 92.0
3. Muhammed Lawal - 91.7
4. Andy Uhrich - 91.4
5. Gilbert Melendez - 91.3
6. Dustin Ortiz - 90.9
7. Jason Miller - 89.8
8. Zach Underwood - 89.3
9. Gegard Mousasi - 89.0
10. Dan Henderson - 88.9
Strikeforce Nashville
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Elevation: 597'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson
90.6
Fighters & Matches 88.3
Top 10 Fighters 90.8
TOTAL 89.6
N/A
KO
(Knee)
10:41
(Unaired)
86.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
4:27
      Ortiz hit Pennington in the Jimmy early on in this fight. Once the fight continued, Ortiz secured a takedown, got the full mount, beat up Pennington for a little bit, Pennington rolled over onto his stomach, Ortiz continued to beat him up on the ground, and then finished the fight via rear-naked choke near the end of the first round. Not a very good Pro MMA debut by Justin Pennington, but solid performance by Dustin Ortiz in his second Pro fight.
85.9
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a couple of strikes, and then Worsham scored with a takedown. Worsham passed to side control and worked for a guillotine choke. Underwood scrambled back to his feet, and they clinched against the cage for a few. Underwood landed a few decent strikes, and then Worsham scored another takedown, allowing him to end the round on top. Round one goes to Worsham.
      Underwood did a better job stuffing Worsham's shots in the second round, while beating him up on the feet. Underwood eventually scored a takedown of his own, took Worsham's back, and beat him up for a while on the ground. They eventually stood back up, only to have Worsham take Underwood down with a Kimura attempt, resulting in Worsham back on top in full mount to end the round, but the second round still goes to Underwood for his work in the first half of the round.
      The final round was a repeat of the second round, with Underwood stuffing Worsham's shots, while beating him up with strikes. Worsham went for a few submissions, but for the most part, Underwood kept Worsham under control for most of the round, leading to the 29-28 unanimous decision for Zach Underwood.
N/A
TKO
(Knee and Punches)
6:01
(Unaired)
87.0
TKO
(Punches)
3:09
      These guys traded a few strikes, before Mayhem took Stout to the ground against the cage. From there, he beat the shit out of him with some big punches, while Stout tried to lock him up in his guard. Stout tried to kick his way out of the bad position, but Mayhem stacked him up, and then chopped him down with a series of punches that forced the referee to stop the fight. Decent first round finish for Jason Miller, against a guy I've never heard of before.
87.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:36
      These guys both came out swinging, West got rocked, Uhrich took him down, beat him up for a few seconds, mounted him, took his back, locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight by submission in just 96 seconds of the opening round. Solid first round finish for Andy Uhrich in his Strikeforce debut.
89.8
TKO
(Punches)
0:47
      St. Preux landed a big right uppercut, knocking Hawk to the ground, where St. Preux finished him off in 47 seconds of the first round, fucking up Hawk's world, and leaving him with his right eye swollen shut. That was a pretty badass Strikeforce debut by Ovince St. Preux.

89.9
Decision
25:00
      King Mo took Mousasi to the ground a couple of times in the first round, and pretty much controlled him on the ground the entire time, beating up Mousasi with punches, but King Mo started to look tired by the end of the first round. The second round was more of the same, with King Mo securing multiple takedowns, and beating up Mousasi, but this time, Mousasi was doing some pretty decent damage from his back, throwing punches & upkicks. By the end of the round, Mousasi was back on his feet, and he was climbing on Mo's back, looking for the rear-naked choke, but he ran out of time. The second round featured more of King Mo taking Mousasi to the ground, and laying on top of him, beating him up a little bit. The fourth round was the same thing, again, King Mo on top, Mousasi sort of getting beat up. King Mo sealed the deal about 30 seconds into the fifth round, where he shot through with a spear takedown, which basically means that the rest of the fight consisted of him on top, beating up Mousasi. HUGE victory for King Mo Lawal, ending Mousasi's insane 15-Fight winning streak, but... It wasn't the most exciting show King Mo has ever put on. Pretty solid fight overall though.
88.6
Decision
25:00
      This fight started with Melendez controlling the center of the cage, while Aoki worked the outside. Nothing really happened until 2 minutes into the round when Aoki poked Melendez's eye. When the fight started back up, Melendez took down Aoki, Aoki started looking for submissions, and they stood back up. Aoki shot for a takedown in the final 2 minutes, and Melendez pushed him to the ground and ended up on top. Round one goes to Melendez for controlling the wrestling.
     Melendez started the second round by taking Aoki down again, but Aoki sort of pulled guard, so that probably doesn't count for much. Melendez beat up Melendez from various top positions though, busting up Aoki's nose, so strong start for Melendez. They stood back up 90 seconds into the round. They traded a few strikes, and Melendez boxed the shit out of Aoki's face near the cage. Aoki shot for another takedown in the final minute, and Melendez stuffed it again, and then continued to beat the shit out of Aoki on the ground. That's 2-0 for Melendez going into the third.
     Aoki started the third round with another desperate takedown, and Melendez ended up back on top again, beating the shit out of Aoki against the cage. That was the story of the rest of the fight, with Melendez taking down Aoki repeatedly, while nullifying all of Aoki's offense, and beating the shit out of him on the ground. 50-45 across the board for Gilbert Melendez, in one of the biggest wins of his career.
90.6
Decision
25:00
      Henderson rocked Shields several times in the first round with massive power punches, and brutal ground & pound. Shields straight up got his ass kicked in that first round. The next 20 minutes consisted of Jake Shields mounting Henderson, and dominating him with ground & pound, and random submission attempts. Really strong performance by Jake Shields, solidifying his position near the top of the Middleweight division.
OVERALL 89.6
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