Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni

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Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni
A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni.
Information
Promotion Strikeforce and EliteXC
Date June 22, 2007
Venue HP Pavilion at San Jose
City San Jose, California
Attendance 9,672[1]
Buyrate 35,000[2]
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Young Guns Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni was a mixed martial arts event co-promoted by Strikeforce and EliteXC. The event took place on Friday, June 22, 2007 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main card aired on pay-per-view, with the undercard streamed live on ProElite.com. The PPV event was rebroadcast on the Showtime premium cable channel on June 30, 2007.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Frank Shamrock def Phil Baroni submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:15 [a]
Middleweight Murilo Rua def Joey Villasenor KO (punches) 2 1:05
Middleweight Cung Le def Tony Fryklund TKO (punches) 3 0:25
Heavyweight Paul Buentello def Carter Williams KO (punches) 2 0:10
Lightweight Josh Thomson def Nick Gonzalez submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:42
Welterweight Paul Daley def Duane Ludwig TKO (punches) 2 0:32
Preliminary card
Lightweight David Smith def Sean Bassett KO (punch) 2 1:23
Lightweight James Edson Berto def Victor Valenzuela submission (heel hook) 1 0:47
Middleweight Nik Theotiko def Nikk Covert KO (punch) 1 1:13
Welterweight Mike Pyle def Aaron Wetherspoon unanimous decision 3 5:00
Welterweight Luke Stewart def Jason Von Flue TKO (punches) 3 2:17
Heavyweight Rex Richards def Ray Seraile TKO (punches) 1 0:35
Bantamweight Chris Cariaso def Anthony Figueroa unanimous decision 3 5:00
Catchweight (179 lb) Jeffrey Cachia def Shigeru Momoi submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:58
Middleweight Seth Kleinbeck def Sam Spengler TKO (punches) 2 2:55


Purses[edit]

Notable fighter payouts included

[3]
Fighter Fight Earnings Notes
Frank Shamrock $200,000
Phil Baroni $100,000
Cung Le $45,000
Murilo Rua $50,000 Includes $25K win bonus
Paul Buentello $50,000 Includes $25K win bonus

Controversy[edit]

  • Frank Shamrock was criticized for pushing an unconscious Phil Baroni off him using his leg rather than allowing the referee to pull Phil off Frank.[4] In a post-fight interview question regarding the incident, Shamrock stated that "[Phil] was heavy on top of me... he was squishing the life out of me... he was laying on my leg and on my chest... that's it. And I thought it looked better on camera.".[5]
  • Fighter Carter Williams was found by the CSAC to have tested positive for cocaine.[6] He was fined $1,000 and suspended through Dec. 19, 2007.
  • Fighter Phil Baroni tested positive for Boldenone and Stanozolol steroid Metabolites according to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). He was fined $2,500 and suspended for a year in the state of California. Baroni denied taking any banned substances, and appealed the decision. On October 31, 2007 Baroni's suspension was reduced to 6 months.[7]

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