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Strikeforce Challengers 5 Results: Woodley Submits Bears, Vera Knocks Out Couture

Tyron Woodley vs. Rudy Bears weigh-inTyron Woodley submitted Rudy Bears in the first round of their matchup on Friday with arm triangle to maintain his undefeated record in the main event of Strikeforce Challengers 5, which took place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

Also on the Showtime televised main card, Strikeforce newcomer Kerry Vera earned a first round TKO victory over Kim Couture, Bobby Voekler weathered an early storm to defeat Erik Apple with a second round TKO, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante bounced back from his previous loss, defeating Aaron Rosa via second round TKO, and Kevin Casey submitted Chad Vance in the opening round.

The complete results for Strikeforce Challengers 5 were:

  • Tyron Woodley def. Rudy Bears via submission (arm triangle) — 2:52 Round 1
  • Kerry Vera def. Kim Couture via TKO (strikes) — 3:35 Round 1
  • Bobby Voelker def. Erik Apple via TKO (strikes) — 1:23 Round 2
  • Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Aaron Rosa via TKO (strikes) — Round 2
  • Kevin Casey def. Chad Vance via submission (rear naked choke) — 1:41 Round 1
  • Lee Gibson def. Joe Wilk via TKO (strikes) — 4:39 Round 1
  • Brian Davidson def. Russel Patrick via TKO (strikes) — 0:29 Round 1
  • Nick Nolte def. Andrew Waters via submission (triangle choke) — 3:45 Round 1
  • Darryl Cobb def. Gary Tapasua via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Mike Chandler def. Rich Bouphanouvong via TKO (strikes) — 2:07 Round 2
  • Lucas Lopes def. Dominic Brown via TKO (strikes) — 0:45 Round 2

Pictured: Tyron Woodley and Rudy Bears

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