I had horrible predictions for Strikeforce Houston due to a night of upsets. Black House seems to be breeding champions, and it’s evident with this card alone. Now, Feijao Cavalcante and Jacare Souza joins the likes of Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo in representing Brazil. And other than the inexperienced referees and questionable judging, I thought it was an OK event for Strikeforce. Here are the results for the event:
1. Feijao Cavalcante swarms King Mo with heavy knees and elbows
King Mo Lawal seemed lazy and not motivated. He went to his wrestling and had some great success with a couple of slams against Feijao Cavalcante, but that wasn’t enough. King Mo insisted on trading blows with Feijao and that cost him his Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title. When you strike against a fighter who has more power in his hands and feet due to superior Muay Thai — you know whats going to happen. Feijao’s knees and vicious elbows ended King Mo’s reign.
(-1) Prediction: King Mo Lawal over Feijao Cavalcante
2. Jacare Souza edges Tim Kennedy, but did he really win?
I didn’t think Jacare Souza won, but if you look at the faces — then I think you can give it to him and sometimes I think that’s how judges judge. They don’t watch the fight, they just watch the state of the faces. Tim Kennedy landed more takedowns, and stuffed all the takedowns Jacare tried. Also, he had a better mix of kicks and punches. I hate when fights go to stupid judges.
(-1) Prediction: Tim Kennedy over Jacare Souza