Cyborg loses by judges' decision at Strikeforce

In a fairly even fight Cyborg Evangelist ended up defeated by the American Joey Villasenor in the main fight at Strikeforce Challengers, held last night in the city of Kent, in the United States.

The fight started with a lot of striking, with the Brazilian landing better blows, but with a takedown Villasenor ended the round on top, punishing the chuteboxer. In the second round, the fight was on the feet all the time with a slight advantage for the American. In the third round, Cyborg got the takedown and worked on ground and punch, winning the round. At the end of the confrontation, the judges decided that Villasenor would win in a split decision.

Another Brazilian on the card was Jorge Gurgel, who was named Conor Heun in the judges' decision. Check out the full results:


Main Card
– Joe Villasenor defeated Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos via split decision
– Tim Kennedy beat Nick Thompson by TKO at 2min37s of 2nd R
-Jorge Gurgel beat Conor Heun by unanimous decision
– Sarah Kaufman defeated Shayna Baszler by unanimous decision
- Luke Rockhold submitted Corey Devela with a rear naked choke at 30s of the 1st R

Preliminary Card
-Dennis Hallman submitted Justin Davis with a rear naked choke at 20s of the 1st R
-Brian Caraway defeated Alex Zuniga via unanimous decision
-Lyle Beerbohm submitted Duane Ludwig with a rear naked choke at 4:27 of the 1st R
-Landon Showalter defeated George Stork via unanimous decision
-Len Bentley defeated Marques Daniels via unanimous decision
-Steve Hadsel beat Taylor Roberts by TKO at 17s of 1st R


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