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Strikeforce title belt

A Strikeforce title belt

Strikeforce is an United States-based mixed martial arts promotion, and the following is a history of its champions in each weight class.

Strikeforce championsEdit

Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

206 lb to 265 lb
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 Netherlands flag Alistair Overeem
def. Paul Buentello
November 16, 2007
Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives
San Jose, CA

Light Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

186 lb to 205 lb
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States flag Bobby Southworth
def. Vernon White
December 8, 2006
Strikeforce: Triple Threat
San Jose, CA
2 Brazil flag Renato Sobral November 21, 2008
Strikeforce: Destruction
San Jose, CA
3 Armenia flag Gegard Mousasi August 15, 2009
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg
San Jose, CA
4 United States flag Muhammed Lawal April 17, 2010
Strikeforce: Nashville
Nashville, TN
5 Brazil flag Rafael Cavalcante August 21, 2010
Strikeforce: Houston
Houston, TX

Middleweight ChampionshipEdit

171 lb to 185 lb
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States flag Frank Shamrock
def. Phil Baroni
June 22, 2007
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni
San Jose, CA
2 Vietnam flag Cung Le March 29, 2008
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le
San Jose, CA
The title was vacated on September 17, 2009 when Le stepped down due to filming obligations.
3 United States flag Jake Shields
def. Jason Miller
November 07, 2009
Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers
Chicago, IL
Title vacated when Shields signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
4 Brazil flag Ronaldo Souza
def. Tim Kennedy
August 21, 2010
Strikeforce: Houston
Houston, TX

Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

156 lb to 170 lb
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States flag Nick Diaz
def. Marius Žaromskis
January 30, 2010
Strikeforce: Miami
Sunrise, FL

Lightweight ChampionshipEdit

146 lb to 155 lb
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 United States flag Clay Guida
def. Josh Thomson
March 10, 2006
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie
San Jose, CA
2 United States flag Gilbert Melendez June 9, 2006
Strikeforce: Revenge
San Jose, CA
3 United States flag Josh Thomson June 27, 2008
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson
San Jose, CA
United States flag Gilbert Melendez
def. Rodrigo Damm for interim title
April 11, 2009
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
San Jose, CA
4 United States flag Gilbert Melendez (2)
(def. Josh Thomson for undisputed title)
December 19, 2009
Strikeforce: Evolution‎
San Jose, CA

Women's Featherweight ChampionshipEdit

136 lb to 145 lb[1]
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 Brazil flag Cristiane Santos
def. Gina Carano
August 15, 2009
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg
San Jose, CA

Women's Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

126 lb to 135 lb[1]
No. Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
1 Canada flag Sarah Kaufman
def. Takayo Hashi
February 26, 2010
ShoMMA 6
San Jose, CA
2 Netherlands flag Marloes Coenen October 29, 2010
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II
San Jose, CA

Defunct ChampionshipsEdit

Middleweight U.S. ChampionshipEdit

170 lb to 185 lb
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States flag Eugene Jackson
def. Ronald Jhun
December 8, 2006
Strikeforce: Triple Threat
San Jose, CA

Lightweight U.S. ChampionshipEdit

145 lb to 155 lb
Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States flag Josh Thomson
def. Nam Phan
December 8, 2006
Strikeforce: Triple Threat
San Jose, CA

Strikeforce Grand Prix TournamentsEdit

Event Weight class Winner Runner-up Date
Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives Middleweight Brazil flag Jorge Santiago South Africa flag Trevor Prangley November 16, 2007
ShoMMA 10: Riggs vs. Taylor Women's Welterweight (135 lbs.) United States flag Miesha Tate Japan flag Hitomi Akano August 13, 2010

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Strikeforce refers to the Women's 145-pound weight class as Middleweight and the 135-pound weight class as Welterweight. However, the weight classes listed here conform to the weight classes in the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

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