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, United States
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]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Paul Buentello def. David Abbott KO (Punch) 1 0:43
Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Duane Ludwig Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 4:36
Light Heavyweight Trevor Prangley def. Anthony Ruiz Submission (Armbar) 1 4:42
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Jesse Fujarczyk TKO (Punches) 1 1:58
Preliminary card
Welteweight Jason Von Flue def. Eric Wray Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 2 2:22
Lightweight Casey Olson def. Bobby Sanchez Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 1:58
Lightweight Philip Perez def. Brandon Shuey Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 1:28
Heavyweight Mike Cook def. Carlton Jones Submission (Punches) 2 2:03
Middleweight Sam Spengler def. Frank Megallon TKO (Punches) 1 2:38
Middleweight Luke Stewart def. Jeremiah Metcalf Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 2:29

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