Strikeforce Challengers 14
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 February 2011 09:13
Written by Alexander Zammit
Sunday, 20 February 2011 09:05
Strikeforce Challengers 14 Results – Held Friday Night 18 February @ the Cedar Park Center in Texas
Pat Healy def. Lyle Beerbohm via unanimous decision
Carlo Prater def. Bryan Travers via submission (anaconda choke)
Ryan Couture def. Lee Higgins via submission (rear-naked choke)
Ryan Larson def. Erik Apple via submission (triangle choke)
David Douglas def. Nick Gonzalez via submission (rear-naked choke)
Thomas Diagne def. Aaron Lan Franco via first-round TKO
Drew Pendleton def. Dennis Dombrow via submission (guillotine)
Lyle Beerbohm (16-0) vs. Pat Healy (25-17)
Round 1- Head kick by Beerbohm to open and then right for a takedown, Healy sprawls to avoid it though. Beerbohm is able to tie Healy up in the clinch along the cage. Healy catches a kick from Beerbohm and gets the takedown. Beerbohm stands up out of and pushes Healy back up to the cage. Beerbohm lands some short punches then hits a massive takedown, Healy rolls out of it and we once again find them tied up in the clinch. They start to box and Beerbohm is getting the better of it. Beerbohm slides around back and takes the back and then climbs out high on Healy’s. Healy slides him off, Beerbohm goes for the kimura but Healy is too smart for that and grabs Beerbohm’s back. the two grapple for position as the round comes to a close. 10-9 Beerbohm.
Round 2- Beerbohm goes for a takedown straight away. Healy blocks it so once agin the two are tied up along the fence. Beerbohm takes a sluggish looking takedown but cannot capitalize on it. It’s surprising how much bigger Healy is than Beerbohm. Tie up along the cage, the two wrestle their way to the mat and Healy grabs a triangle choke but it never gets locked in and Beerbohm slips out of it. Tie up along the cage. Beerbohm lands a shot or two but Healy doesn’t seem bothered. The two move to the cage and then to the mat. Healy gets the inverted triangle choke on and a keylock. Beerbohm stays alive but he doesn’t seem comfortable. Healy transfers over to a crucifix and pounds away on Beerbohm. He can’t seal the deal however and the round comes to a close. Ultra close round but I’ll say 10-9 Healy but what do I know?
Round 3- Beerbohm appears to be gassed. Healy lands a few jabs and then Beerbohm comes back with a combo. Big kick from Beerbohm, Healy continues to jab away. Tie up along the cage, Healy tries some Muay Thai knees but can’t get much done with them. Healy scores a takedown and then is able to lock on a rear naked choke. He isn’t in perfect position however and Beerbohm gets out of it. Beerbohm passes guard and takes side mount. He looks like he might try an arm triangle but abandons is quickly. There is some world class wrestling going on here. Healy powers his way through to another poorly executed rear naked choke to of course Beerbohm escapes once again. A little stand up action to finish the round, Healy lands some jabs, Beerbohm goes in for a takedown but Healy sprawls away from it. The two swing frrely to finish the round and the fight. This round is even closer than the last. Wow…um, I’ll say 10-9 Healy but that was a razor thin margin.
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