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“Strikeforce Challenger: Aina vs. Evangelista” Results

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
May 15th, 2009
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On Friday night, Strikeforce launched the debut of their “ShoMMA:Challenger Series” as Billy Evangelista was DQ’d for landing an illegal knee to Mike Aina’s dome in the 2ndRound of the night’s main event. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard had been perfect through his first nine pro fights.

The Showtime broadcast took place inside the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

Preliminary Bouts:

Ben Holscher Defeated Cody Cantebury via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:07 in the 1stRound
Thomas Diagne Defeated Kaleo Kwan via Unanimous Decision
Fabricio Camoes Defeated Torrance Taylor via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:21 in the 1stRound
Spencer Herns Defeated Chad Sutton via Majority Decision

Main Bouts:

Bao Quach Defeated Tito Jones via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aaron Rosa Defeated Anthony Ruiz via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:29 in the 1stRound
Lavar Johnson Defeated Carl Seumanutafa via KO at 0:18 in the 1stRound
Sarah Kaufman Defeated Miesha Tate via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Aina Defeated Billy Evangelista via DQ (Illegal Knee) at 3:40 in the 2ndRound

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