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Strikeforce 2011 Match up's


3:18 am
December 6, 2010

Mike Davis


posts 212


What fights do you want to see in 2011 from them or think that should happen? Here is my list.


Ovince St. Preux vs Mike Kyle 205

-St.Preux going 6-0 in 2010 and just made a impact with his Radach win, while Kyle also hot in 2010 going 4-1-1.  Bigfoot handed Kyle his sole loss in 2010 and will be going back down to 205 and this fight will be a step back into title contention or St. Preux step forward in mma.


Paul Dayley vs Kj Noons 170

-Dayley just made a statement with a nasty left hook on Smith and is looking to make a title run towards Diaz, while Kj is coming off a title fight lost to Diaz.  This could be Dayley's shot to go for a title run or for Noons to show that he should not be taking lightly at 155 or 170.  If Dayley wants to get the belt a fight with Noons is a good short cut.


Marius Zaronskis vs Scott Smith 170

-Both went 0-2 in 2010 and both are in need of a win in a bad way, winner gets back on track while loser dumps out of the big show to go get some much needed wins.  Great match up cause these guys like to thow down and do not like backing up, would be a treat fight to fans.  Zaronskis has been lack luster since his move to north america after his amazing Dream WW GP while Smith goes down in weight and did not make the impact he wanted.


Evangelista Santos vs Joe Riggs 170

-The journeyman Santos had one soul fight in 2010 but made sure he made a staement in his second Strikeforce fight, since a questionable dec. loss against Smokin' Joe he had his back against a corner but made sure he would not let his wife be the only highlight reel maker in Strikeforce.  While Riggs the young vet has been all over the place but has been a solid force in Strikeforce with his only loss to in my eye #1 contender Jay Hieron.  Riggs vs Santos would be a fight between two fighters in the cross roads where a win by either guy would up there stocks to the top of the divison.


Robbie Lawler vs Tim Kennedy 185

-Lawler ended 2010 with a big bang and now plans to train in Arizona with a lot of wrestlers to take next step up and this would benifit him in a huge way with the nature of Strikeforce's 185 landscape. Kennedy who is a strong wrestler with a solid bjj base would be a logical fight for Lawler to test out Lawler's ground game.  Coming off a dec. loss to Jacare for the title Kennedy like all coming off a loss wants to get back on top.  A fight with top 5 Strikeforce 185'ers would be a solid co-main event in a 2011 event.


Ronaldo Souza vs Jason Miller 185 (Title Fight)

-Ok lets say this Mayhem vs Diaz will not happen, Mayhem no longer can make 170 and Diaz is saying he will not go up to 185 so I will count that out already.  Why not another grudge match what can sell after the DQ kick what happend in Dream, now they need a contender at 185 right now as no one sticks out too much besides Mayhem who is 2-0 in 2010 and last loss was too former champion Jake Shields.  Easy fight to sell and a very intresting match up as they take there rivalry into the cage.


Muhummed Lawl vs Renato Sobral 205

-Both with matching 1-1 records on 2010 and each having a big win Mousasi and Lawler respectively and each having a loss in there last bout one will rebound here.  A powerful wrestler vs BJJ black belt classic match up but each are a bit more well rounded then old style match ups.  Babalu packs good boxing and good kicking skills while Mo is one of the top wrestlers in mma who packs knockout power, a style Sobral has had trouble with in the past.


Rafael Cavalcante vs Dan Henderson 205 (title Fight)

-This fight is a easy call and I dont think I need to get into it, future star vs legend…….henderson's calling.


Antonio Silva vs Josh Barnett 265

-A step up after the Kyle and Arlovski fight is needed for Bigfoot to get close to the top reigns of Strikeforce where he could reach a title shot.  While Barnett needs to have a tough fight himself to test himself in the heavyweight divison and to get the big mega fights he says he wants.  Barnett has been considerd a top heavyweight since his return to the sport in pride and a win over Silva would be a solid ancor in a deep divison.  Both went undefeated in 2010 and this fight would get a lot of hype as winner would be at the door step's of a title shot or mega fight.


Sergei Kharitonov vs Brett Rogers 265

-After his fight with Fedor, Rogers has took a dive for the worse in his carrer and needs to get back on track after alll the hype he recived by Strikeforce, he needs a fight to prove he belongs in the big show.  His last win vs Warpath was not what he needed, while it was a win it was lack luster against what most would consider a easy victory for Rogers.  While Kharitonov has not been active in mma as his last fight was a quick sub loss to Jeff Monson.  Since then he has been signed by Strikeforce and has been competeing in K-1, Rogers would be a good welcoming for the former Pride star.

3:56 am
December 6, 2010

Mike Davis


posts 212


Justin Wilcox vs Billy Evangelista 155

- I use to not think much about Wilcox but he has proven me wrong showing me he can fight and win Dec. fights and keep up a good pace.  Wilcox coming off a huge win over Riberio looks to keep his recent streak alive in Strikeforce and a young guy like Evagelista is a perfect match up for one of there contenders match.  7-0 in Strikeforce it is about time Evangelista gets a bit of the spotlight for the extremely well rounded youngster.  Both would come off in a big way with a win in this situation where a upgrade to a main strikeforce card would be in order.

Trevor Prangley vs Luke Rockhold 185

-Prangley says he wants to stick to 185 and make a title run before his career ends but hit a road block with Kennedy in a performance what he said was embarrassing performance. While Rockhold lost his chance to step it up against Lindland and is still hungry for that bigger fight and a test for himself.  Prangley coming off a win over Jardine is a perfect candidate for this test, in a deep 185 division it is hard to stick out and get any big fights where a win for Rockhold would do exactly that.

Jay Hieron vs Nick Diaz 170 (title Fight)

- Diaz said he is uninterested in fighting Hieron saying he is not a challenge and the fight does not give him any motivation needed.  BUT in a shallow division a contender is needed for a champion and who sticks out more then Hieron who is on a hot streak……..who else is there?

Chad Griggs vs Ray Sefo 265

- Sefo says he wants to get back in the cage and why deny him the opportunity to work his way up in mma, already a super star in K-1 a few wins under strikeforce I think he would be a big star state side also.  While Griggs just got a huge win over wwe superstar Bobby Lashley and looks to carry momentum over in 2011.  Both are newer to Strikeforce and need a solid win to get there hand in the cookie jar more where a win for either guy can defiantly do that.  Griggs vs Sefo is a perfect challengers fight to showcase the future stars of the promotion.

Andre Galvao vs Paul Bradley 170

-BJJ superstar vs Minnesota Martial Arts Academy prospect Bradley, 1-1 in Strikeforce Bradley only loss was at 185 against a future contender in Rockhold.  Like most out of his gym he is a strong wrestler with good cardio, both are stuck in middle of the division and need to get a win streak together in order to step it up onto the main part of strikeforce cards.  Once again this fight would suit a challengers card very much and a fight I think what would suit the organization well and play into the classic bjj vs wrestling fit.

Lavar Johnson vs Shane Del Rosario 265

-Extremely under utilized prospect and potential superstar Del Rosario needs a fight from Strkeforce to prove that he can hang with the big dogs and can be a future star.  While near death death comeback fighter Lavar Johnson is on the rise and has been getting a lot of coverage in media since his incident.  Winner of this fight could not be denied a spot on a big card as they are Strikeforcce two best unknown heavyweight prospects.  Not only that this fight has knockout written all over it.

Josh Thompson vs Lyle Beerhohm 155

-STRIKEFORCE STOP NOT USING BEERHOHM IN BIG SHOWS! this guy is there hidden gem at 155 and belongs at the top in title contention cause keeping him on undercards and small show is a waste.  No one wants  to see Thompson fight Melendez right away again any way do they…..? well I don't so why not put this fight on for the love of god it is a great match up! winner gets Melendez and possibly a fresh face to the top of the lightweight division, not like Strikeforce is bringing in Alvarez any time soon.

Gesias Cavalcante vs Jorge Gurgel 155

-The submission fighter who wants to brawl and the prospect who never rose to what was expected.  JZ coming off a loss to Thompson did show some promise that he still can hang with the best in the world while Gurgel is on a downfall as of late, a loss by Gurgel could see him get cut by the promotion.  Both share a equal style with bjj and boxing what could set up a good fight knowing both like to toss away a game plan to throw down what could prove to be a entertaining fight non the less.

8:47 am
December 6, 2010



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Galvao and Hieron are no longer in strikeforce… Galvao tried out for next season of TUF and Hieron is in Bellator.

1 Fight I wanna see is St. Preux vs King Mo… black on black crime.

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