The lights have dimmed, the announcers have put their game-faces on, and in the words of iconic ring announcer Bruce Buffer….WE ARE LIVE…as Strikeforce Challengers 12 has begun to unfold in Jackson, Mississippi!
Read ahead for a live breakdown of results as they’re broadcast live…
Caros Fodor vs. Derek Getzel
Round One: They spent the first three and a half minutes in the clinch with Getzel controlling but not doing much damage. Fodor was able to reverse things and land a trip takedown into side control. As Getzel tried to scramble up, Fodor locked on a d’arce choke. Getzel squirmed around but was forced to tap out. The tap was hard to see and the crowd was dead as the ref stopped the fight.
Result: Caros Fodor defeated Derek Getzel by Submission (D’Arce Choke) at 4:39 in Round One
Jan Finney vs. Liz Carmouche
Round One: All on the feet for the first half of the round with Finney landing good leg kicks. Carmouche was the busier of the two but didn’t land anything with power. Carmouche was able to land a trip takedown and then slam her way out of a couple of armbar attempts but Finney reversed things and ended the round in side control. Relatively close round but Carmouche was more active in all positions and did more damage overall. Jeremy Lambert scores the round 10-9 for Carmouche.
Round Two: Carmouche started the round was a jumping kick and then managed a clinch takedown. She spent about two minutes on top and in guard landing short punches but Finney did a nice job controlling the posture. Carmouche then stood over Finney and kicked at the legs before Finney was able to stand with around 90 seconds left. After a short clinch that went nowhere, Carmouche ended the round strong on the feet, consistently landing a right hand. Easy round for Carmouche as she had the better positions and did more damage. Jeremy Lambert scores the round 10-9 for Carmouche.
Round Three: Finney initiated an early clinch but that only led to Carmouche getting a takedown and moving right into mount. Carmouche then proceeded to pound away on Finney until the ref finally jumped in to stop things. Finney was trying her best to protect herself but it was clear that she wasn’t getting out of the position and she was eating some heavy punches.
Result: Liz Carmouche defeated Jan Finney by TKO (Strikes) at 1:30 in Round Three
Marius Zaromskis vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf
Round One: Zaromskis immediately went for a flying knee but ended up poking Spiritwolf in the eye just six seconds into the fight. The doctor checked on Spiritwolf multiple times and he ended up telling the doctor, “I can’t see.” That promptly led to the referee waving off the fight and declaring it a no contest.
Result: Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf fought to a No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke)
Antwain Britt vs. Ovince St. Preux
Round One: Britt got poked in the eye about 35 seconds into the round. After getting his eye washed out by the doctor he was able to continue. They spent the majority of the round on the feet with St. Preux staying more active but not landing anything clean. With about a minute and a half left, St. Preux landed back to back body kicks that dropped Britt and made him turtle up. St. Preux tried to finish with strikes but Britt survived and then went for a calf crusher at the end of the round but Britt held on until the end of the round. Dominating round for St. Preux and he was just moments away from finishing the fight. Jeremy Lambert scores the round 10-8 for St. Preux.
Round Two: St. Preux looked tired to start the round and Britt took advantage of that by immediately securing a takedown into half guard. Britt spent the entire round in the half guard of St. Preux landing punches to the body and head. St. Preux offered very little defense other than covering up and moving just enough. Dominating round for Britt as he spent the entire round on top and doing damage. Jeremy Lambert scores the round 10-9 for Britt.
Round Three: St. Preux stuffed a takedown early and then managed to land a takedown of his own about a minute and a half into the round. St. Preux spent the entire round on top but Britt controlled the posture well and took limited damage. The ref stood them up with 45 seconds left. On the feet, St. Preux landed a big body kick, stuffed a takedown, and finished the fight on top. Dominating round for St. Preux. He spent the majority of the round on top and landed the most damaging blow of the round. Jeremy Lambert scores the round 10-9 for St. Preux and the fight 29-27 for St. Preux.
Result: Ovince St. Preux defeated Antwain Britt by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Justin Wilcox vs. Vitor Ribeiro
Round One: The entire round was spent on the feet. Wilcox was much more active and kept Ribeiro away with the jab along with landing a good overhand right. Ribeiro went for a couple of takedowns but they were easily stuffed by Wilcox. Not much action in the round but Wilcox’s activity on the feet along with his right hand put him in control of things. Jeremy Lambert scores the round 10-9 for Wilcox.
Round Two: All on the feet this round as well. Ribeiro did a better job landing counter punches early but Wilcox was still more active and ended up busting the nose of Ribeiro with his punches. Wilcox landed a big right hand that seemed to stumble Ribeiro with a bout a minute and a half left in the round but he couldn’t follow up. Wilcox continued to easily stuff the takedowns of Ribeiro as well. Easy round for Wilcox as he was once again the more active striker and landed the most damaging strikes of the round. Jeremy Lambert scores the round 10-9 for Wilcox.
Round Three: Ribeiro was more active this round on the feet and landed some good right hands but Wilcox continued to be more aggressive and finding a home for his own right hand. Ribeiro tried again to get the fight to the ground but Wilcox easily stuffed them. Another solid round in the favor of Wilcox thanks to his sprawl, activity on the feet, and overall damage. Jeremy Lambert scores the round 10-9 for Wilcox and the fight 30-27 for Wilcox.
Result: Justin Wilcox defeated Vitor Ribeiro by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)