What’s your most memorable moment from Strikeforce?

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    With Strikeforce shutting its doors after it has its loaded January 12 card, it is time for us to reflect on the promotion that had its fair share of great fights, great fighters and brought women’s MMA to the masses.

    The little engine that Scott Coker could debuted back in 2006 with a main event featuring Frank Shamrock vs. Cesar Gracie that, at the time, broke the record for largest audience at an MMA event in North America with 18,265. Since that event, the promotion has seen fighters such as Nick Diaz, Cung Le, Alistair Overeem, Gilbert Melendez, Luke Rockhold, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, Gegard Mousasi and others obtain success.

    The promotion’s biggest coup was obtaining the services of Fedor Emelianenko after the many failed attempts by the UFC. Unfortunately, getting the services of what was considered the world’s best fighter ended up blowing up in their face when Fedor was submitted by Fabricio Werdum. Nevertheless, the promotion went to network television before the UFC and landed a Showtime deal that brought MMA into the lives of many who had yet to warm up to the UFC.

    Oh yeah, Strikeforce also proved that women’s MMA was worth watching as Gina Carano, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey all stormed through the doors and proved they could be just as entertaining as their male counterparts.

    While it is unfortunate that Strikeforce is coming to an end, we have to remember the good times we had with the promotion. Sure, the Zuffa deal proved to be the final stake in the heart, but it sure was fun while it lasted.

    What’s your favorite moment? Vote below! And if you don’t see your favorite moment listed, leave it in the comment section.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

      by far fedor vs hendo

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/godsofwararise godsofwararise

      Fedor v Werdum. Certainly the most history making fight Strikeforce ever put on.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/godsofwararise godsofwararise

      One fight/moment that wasn’t listed here was Shamrock vs Le, that was an awesome fight and helped put Strikeforce on the map.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/godsofwararise godsofwararise

      Also honorable mention to the Diaz vs Daley fight. That was probably the single best round I’ve seen.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

      Great point.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

      Gotta be the brawl or the Werdum submission of Fedor.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

      I wouldnt vote for any of these their are far better moments, esp pre fedor.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

      Gil and Thompson, Diaz vs Lee/Shamrock,

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

      Actually been so many but for history’s sake I would have to put it down to the end of the last emperor’s reign

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

      Werdum vs Fedor by a mile

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jdnextchamp jdnextchamp

      “Gentlemen, we are on national television”

      The brawl was amazing.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Akordas Akordas

      Nick Diaz era… And I loved strikeforce:miami event, one of the best events.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ChiefDon Chief Don

      Fedor goes down
      Rousey comes thru

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

      Anything involving Nick Diaz !