A night filled with submissions and action packed brawls ended on a slight sour note as a previously undefeated Billy Evangelista was disqualified in his bout against Mike Aina in the evening’s main event.

Last night’s Strikeforce Challengers event was held in Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and aired live on Showtime.

The first round between Evangelista and Aina was a back and forth affair like many of bouts on the card. In the second round Evangelista scored a takedown and began to take control of the fight as he tallied off a vicious series of elbows. As Aina scrambled back to his feet he was rocked with a hard knee to the mouth while still partially on the ground.

A temporary stoppage was called and after the ringside physician had an opportunity to observe the damage inflicted on Aina from the illegal blow, it was ruled that Aina was unable to continue giving him the disqualification victory.

“I’m not going to take it as a win,” said Aina following the bout’s conclusion. “If it was my choice, I’d take it off my record.”

The co-headlining bout of the evening saw undefeated knockout artist Sarah Kaufman keep her winning streak intact as she pulled off the decision victory over an extremely game Miesha Tate.

Kaufman controlled the fight with superior striking in the first round before Tate managed to finally get the action to the canvas in the second round. It didn’t prove to be enough as Kaufman again avoided any takedown attempts in the third and final round while landing precise strikes to sail on to the decision victory.

Heavyweight smashing machine Lavar Johnson needed just eighteen brief seconds to dispatch of Carl Seumanutafa in dramatic fashion. Following a stuffed takedown attempt by Seumanutafa, “Big” Johnson sent a paralyzing uppercut crushing into the chin of the always dangerous EliteXC veteran which sent him crumpling to the mat in an unconscious heap.

A full list of results from last night’s action are listed below:

Mike Aina def. Billy Evangelista via DQ (illegal knee) – Round 2, 3:40

Sarah Kaufman def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Lavar Johnson def. Carl Seumanutafa via KO (punch) – Round 1, 0:18

Aaron Rosa def. Anthony Ruiz via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:29

Bao Quach def. Tito Jones via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Spencer Herns def. Chad Sutton via majority decision

Fabricio Camoes def. Torrance Taylor via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:21

Thomas Diagne def. Kaleo Kwan via unanimous decision

Ben Holscher def. Cody Cantebury via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:07

Spencer Herns def. Chad Sutton via majority decision

Fabricio Camoes def. Torrance Taylor via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:21

Thomas Diagne def. Kaleo Kwan via unanimous decision

Ben Holscher def. Cody Cantebury via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:07