Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello

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Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello
A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello.
Promotion Strikeforce
Date October 7, 2006
Venue Save Mart Center
City Fresno, California, USA
Attendance 4,437
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Revenge Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello Strikeforce: Triple Threat

Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello was a mixed martial arts event held on October 7, 2006. The event was held by Strikeforce and took place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.


This event featured the MMA debut of future UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.

Wesley Correira was scheduled to fight Ruben Villareal at the event[1] but withdrew due to medical reasons and thus the bout was scrapped.[2]


Preliminary card[edit]

Stewart defeated Metcalf via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:29 of round 1.
  • Middleweight bout: Frank Megallon vs. Sam Spengler
Spengler defeated Megallon via TKO (punches) at 2:38 of round 1.
  • Heavyweight bout: Carlton Jones vs. Mike Cook
Cook defeated Jones via submission (punches) at 2:03 of round 2.
  • Lightweight bout: Philip Perez vs. Brandon Shuey
Perez defeated Shuey via submission (triangle choke) at 1:28 of round 1.
Olson defeated Sanchez via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:58 of round 1.
Von Flue defeated Wray via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:22 of round 2.

Main card[edit]

Velasquez defeated Fujarczyk via TKO (punches) at 1:58 of round 1.
Prangley defeated Ruiz via submission (armbar) at 4:42 of round 1.
Thomson defeated Ludwig via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:36 of round 2.
Buentello defeated Abbot via KO (punch) at 0:43 of round 1.