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Opening round stoppages abound at entertaining Strikeforce Challengers 20 event

Strikeforce Challengers was back with their twentieth offering, and the final of the series in 2011, with an under-hyped card featuring solid talent including undefeated competitors like Matt Ricehouse and Derek Brunson, as well as bout between top female contenders Julia Budd and Ronda Rousey and promotional veteran Antwain Britt making his middleweight debut.

The action was fast and furious on the main card with four first-round finishes including a grotesque submission from rising star Rousey who snapped Budd’s arm to maintain her perfect record. After the bout she promptly called out Sarah Kaufman, hoping to take her slot in an eventual title-fight with bantamweight champion Miesha Tate.

Here is a full list of Strikeforce Challengers 20 results:

Andreas Spang def. Willie Parks via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Quinn Mullhern def. David Hulett via Unanimous Decision
Bobby Green def. James Reese via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Matt Ricehouse def. Bill Cooper via Unanimous Decision
Derek Brunson def. Nate James via Unanimous Decision
Trevor Smith def. T.J. Cook via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Adlan Amagov def. Anthony Smith via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Ronda Rousey def. Julia Budd via Technical Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Lumumba Sayers def. Antwain Britt via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE