Strikeforce's Baszler and Tate Battle At The US Grappling Team Trials (No Gi):
Tate defeated Baszler head to head but Baszler took home 1st place, leaving Tate in 2nd place overall, based on points.
59 kg/130 lbs.
1st – Tara LaRosa, Woodstown, N.J. (Philadelphia Fight Factory), uncontested
63 kg/138.75 lbs.
1st - Shayna Baszler (CSW/Next Edge)
2nd - Miesha Tate, Tacoma, Wash. (Victory Athletics)
3rd - Sara McMann, Gaffney, S.C. (Sunkist Kids)
4th - Angelic Rein, Littleton, Colo. (Grappler’s Edge)
In the men's side Ben Askren finished first in his weight class by defeating 2008 Grappling World champion Jacob Volkmann. Huge win for him.
84 kg/185 lbs.
1st - Ben Askren, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Jacob Volkmann, White Bear Lake, Minn. (MMMA), 6-0
3rd – Shane Cross, Denver, Colo. (Grappler’s Edge) dec. Jeff Funicello, Mesa, Ariz. (American Pankration), 2-1
5th – Kyle Bracey, Amarillo, Texas (Roughrider Wrestling) inj. dft. Shannon Ritch, Coolidge, Ariz. (Siege MMA)