Click the stars to rate how good you think Strikeforce – Shamrock vs. Le was.
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le was co-promoted by Strike Force and EliteXC. The event took place on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
The main card aired live on the Showtime premium cable channel. The event originally featured the anticipated Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson, but it was called off because Thomson injured himself training. Nick Diaz was also scheduled to fight but has since been pulled from the card due to undisclosed reasons.
FightMetric TPR Report
|1||Jesse Jones||Jesse Gillespie||TKO (Strikes)||1||0:35|
|2||Darren Uyenoyama||Anthony Figueroa||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||1:27|
|3||Tiki Ghosn||Luke Stewart||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|4||Joey Villasenor||Ryan Jensen||KO (Punch)||1||4:45|
|5||Wayne Cole||Mike Kyle||Submission (Armbar)||1||0:45|
|6||Gilbert Melendez||Gabe Lemley||TKO (Punches)||2||2:18|
|7||Drew Fickett||Jae Suk Lim||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||1:14|
|8||Cung Le||Frank Shamrock||TKO (Broken Arm)||3||5:00|
|9||Billy Evangelista||Marlon Sims||KO||3||0:39|
Although the Le/Shamrock fight was good, i think its going overboard to call it fight of the year. It did have some exciting, back and forth action, but there was a lot of more tactical moments, and an overabundance of showboating by Shamrock that cheapened the value of it.
The outcome of the fight ultimately didn’t put either man in the Top Ten, so i think it can only be what it is; A fight between two regional legends with a lot of hype that delivered and entertaining ebb-and-flow style bout.
Note some comments by Sherdog’s Jordan Breen
From: Jordan Breen
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: Shamrock vs. Le
…Penn-Stevenson wasn’t even remotely competitive in any way. A one sided blow out is never going to be Fight of the Year. Even if Cung Le won all three rounds in my opinion, each round was hotly contested, and Shamrock had him in trouble in the third. Stevenson did nothing.
Meanwhile, Silva-Henderson wasn’t a bad fight, but the first round featured no action and the second round, again, complete blowout. Both fights were bigger than Le-Shamrock in terms of significance, but neither really delivered any kind of competitive action…
—– Original Message —–
From: “Eric Kamander”
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:29 AM
Subject: Shamrock vs. Le
[You] were saying Shamrock vs. Le was fight of the year (so far).
…If you do, then WHY was this fight better then others, like Penn/Stevenson or Silva/Henderson?…