Jake Shields avoided Robbie Lawler‘s big bombs to trap the UFC veteran in a fight ending guillotine choke midway through the first round in the main event of Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields.
It took Brett “Grim” Rogers all of twenty two seconds to dispatch of the heavily favored Andrei Arlovski as the imposing Rogers swarmed the former UFC heavyweight champion with heavy punches to bring about the conclusion of the contest.
Arlovski wasn’t the only fighter to be upset on Saturday evening’s Strikeforce card as another heavy favorite, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante fell victim to a Mike Kyle TKO in the second round of his preliminary bout.
Also on the main card, Nick Diaz improved upon his recent dismantling of Frank Shamrock when he picked apart Scott Smith on the feet for the duration of the bout before eventually sinking in the fight ending rear-naked choke in the third and final round.
A full list of results from the card are listed below:
Jake Shields def. Robbie Lawler via submission – Round 1, 2:02
Brett Rogers def. Andrei Alorvski via TKO – Round 1, 0:22
Nick Diaz def. Scott Smith via submission – Round 3, 1:41
Joe Riggs def. Phil Baroni via unanimous decision
Mike Whitehead def. Kevin Randleman via unanimous decision
Jesse Finney def. Josh Bumgarner via submission – Round 1, 1:55
Mike Kyle def. Rafael Cavalcante via TKO – Round 2, 4:05
Booker DeRousse def. James Wade via TKO – Round 1, 4:06
Tyron Woodley def. Salvoder Woods via submission – Round 1, 4:20
Lucas Lopes def. Scott Ventimiglia via disqualification – Round 1, 3:26
Pat Benson def. Dave Cochran via submission – Round 1, 2:18