I had horrible predictions for Strikeforce Houston due to a night of upsets. Black House seems to be breeding champions, and it’s evident with this card alone. Now, Feijao Cavalcante and Jacare Souza joins the likes of Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo in representing Brazil. And other than the inexperienced referees and questionable judging, I thought it was an OK event for Strikeforce. Here are the results for the event:
1. Feijao Cavalcante swarms King Mo with heavy knees and elbows
King Mo Lawal seemed lazy and not motivated. He went to his wrestling and had some great success with a couple of slams against Feijao Cavalcante, but that wasn’t enough. King Mo insisted on trading blows with Feijao and that cost him his Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title. When you strike against a fighter who has more power in his hands and feet due to superior Muay Thai – you know whats going to happen. Feijao’s knees and vicious elbows ended King Mo’s reign.
(-1) Prediction: King Mo Lawal over Feijao Cavalcante
2. Jacare Souza edges Tim Kennedy, but did he really win?
I didn’t think Jacare Souza won, but if you look at the faces – then I think you can give it to him and sometimes I think that’s how judges judge. They don’t watch the fight, they just watch the state of the faces. Tim Kennedy landed more takedowns, and stuffed all the takedowns Jacare tried. Also, he had a better mix of kicks and punches. I hate when fights go to stupid judges.
This should be an interesting fight. Roger Gracie (right) is the definition of one-dimensional. He really can’t do anything but BJJ, but he’s really good at that. He’s 4-0 with four submissions. King Mo Lawal is a powerful wrestler that will keep this fight upright if he knows what is good for him. Not sure if Gracie has the skills to take this fight to the ground against such a powerful opponent.
Round 1-Both fighters feeling each other out without attacking. Fans are booing. Roger throws a knee. He is clearly looking for some sort of takedown. King Mo should really be moving forward. Boring round.
Lawal throws an overhand right that lands on the side of Gracie’s head behind his left ear. Another shot in the same spot while Gracie is on the ground. Gracie is out, stiff as a board. Hopefully he’ll learn how to box now.
http://MMAWeekly.com caught Luke Rockhold at the Strikeforce post fight press conference as he discussed his victory over Lorenz Larkin. King Mo was not shy about how he thought Gegard Mousasi was a boring fighter and referred to Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as being on The B Team.