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March 12th 2005

Gegard Mousasi defeated John Donnelly via Submission (armbar) in the first round at Rings Bushido Ireland.

March 12th 2007

Kazushi Sakuraba defeated Yuriy Kyselov via Submission (triangle armbar) in 1 minute and 26 seconds of the first round at K-1 Hero’s 8 which went down in the Nagoya Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Japan.

March 12th 2010

Dennis Bermudez defeated Jeremiah Gurley via TKO (punches) in 1 minute and 55 seconds of the first round at Deathroll MMA – There’s Gonna Be A Fight Tonight 2 which went down in the Monessen Civic Center, Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA.

March 12th 2011

Conor McGregor defeated Mike Woods via KO (punches) in 16 seconds of the first round at Cage Contender 8 (CC8) which went down in the National Basketball Arena, Dublin, Ireland.

March 12th 2011

Michael Chandler defeated Marcin Held via Technical Submission (arm triangle choke) in 3 minutes and 56 seconds of the first round at Bellator Fighting Championships 36 (BFC36) which went down in the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

March 12th 2011

Hector Lombard defeated Art Santore via TKO (doctors stoppage) in 4 minutes and 23 seconds of the first round at Cage Fighting Championships 12 which went down in the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.

March 12th 2011

Dana White makes the ground breaking announcement to reporter Ariel Helwani that Zuffa has purchased Strikeforce.

Strikeforce was a U.S.-based mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization based in San Jose, California which ran from 1985 to 2013. It was headed by CEO Scott Coker. Its live events and competitions had been shown on CBS (debut on November 7, 2009) and Showtime in the United States, Super Channel in Canada, Primetime in the United Kingdom, SKY PerfecTV! in Japan, HBO Plus in Brazil, Space TV in Latin America and the Caribbean, and on the American Forces Network.

Strikeforce was purchased by UFC owners Zuffa LLC, who eventually closed the promotion and brought the remaining fighter contracts into the UFC roster.

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