Strikeforce Channels King of the Cage: Fans Treated to an Amazing Show. How the original Southern California MMA promotion influences the latest and greatest California promotion.
One week after pounding out previously unbeaten Lucas Browne in Australia, it appears former U.S. Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier (3-0) has already booked a return trip Down Under. Australian heavyweight Soa Palelei (11-2) tells InfiniteMMA that he and Cormier will battle for the XMMA Heavyweight title on November 6th in Sydney. Before worrying about Palelei, however, Cormier will have other matters to attend to. Next Friday, August 13th, he'll take on King of the Cage heavyweight champ Tony Johnson Jr. (4-0) in a scheduled five-round title bout. Eight days later on August 21st, Cormier will re-enter the Strikeforce cage to face Jason Riley (9-3) in Houston, Texas. Photo by Dave Mandel for Sherdog. Strikeforce: Houston coverage
Top Japanese 125 pound fighter Mamoru Yamaguchi (24-5-3) won in the main event of a King of the Cage show in California. Yamaguchi is a former two division Shoot champion. King of the Cage Sniper results San Bernardino, CA Mamoru Yamaguchi def. Greg Guzman via TKO 2:21 R2 Reuben Duran def. Kana Hyatt via Submission Guillotine Choke 2:03 R1 Yukinari Tamura def. Tony Hervey via Submission Rear Naked Choke 2:25 R1 Saad Awad def. Bryson Kamaka via TKO 0:21 R1 Rick Legere def. Koa Ramos via Submission Heel Hook 1:47 R1 Juan Rivas def. Shad Smith via TKO 1:47 R1 Daniel Hernandez def. Kenny McCorkell via Submission Rear Naked Choke 0:47 R1 David Gomez def. Scotty Merritt via TKO 1:40 R3 Dominick Waters def. Frank Pizzirulli via TKO (Strikes) 0:49 R2 HT: Uniting Locals Through MMA
SHOOTO Pacific Rim Lightweight champ Taiki Tsuchiya tweeting some funny pics of Mamoru and Chad "Savage" George before Mamoru's fight in KOTC tonight versus Greg Guzman. More on his twitter page.
Fresh off a submission victory over Brian Warren last weekend in his 110th pro MMA fight, uber-veteran Jeremy Horn, announced via Facebook today that he'll face season 2 middleweight finalist, Bryan "The Beast" Baker, at a Bellator event on September 29th, followed by an October 29th fight with Jake Rosholt in King of the Cage.
Mamoru Yamaguchi vs. Frank Baca (round two) from King of the Cage's "Toryumon" show in Okinawa, Japan, back in January.
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Joe Coca (7-0) on his King of the Cage 135 pound title fight with Abel Cullum (16-3) live on HDNet tonight
" I've seen him fight and I think he's a great champion but everything he does I think I do it just a little bit better."
"He couldn't have studied me that well. He's got to be concerned. He's got to be losing sleep over it. I feel like I'm well versed anywhere be it on the ground or standing up or wrestling it doesn't matter."