Milton Vieira gets ninth finish, this time at Strikeforce

Milton in one of his career finishes / Photo: Carlos Ozório

Milton Vieira put on a fine display this Saturday in Las Vegas, on his Strikeforce debut.

The king of the arm-triangle faced Sterling Ford, and after landing a high kick that rocked the American, lo and behold, out came the arm-triangle, ending the match at 4:49 minutes of the first round. With the win the black belt notches his 13th career victory, his ninth by submission.

In the evening’s main event, Jorge Gurgel was unable to repeat his better performances of the past and had his work cut out for him against Joe Duarte, who took the unanimous decision after three rounds, bringing his winning streak to four.

Now Danilo “Índio” Villefort started out well in his first appearance for the organization. Villefort brought on the pressure and came close to submitting Nate James with a rear-naked choke in the first round. But in the rounds that followed, James stifled Villefort’s efforts and was declared the winner by unanimous decision.

In the female fight Ronda Roussey took Sarah D’Alelio down and latched on to her arm, winning by armbar in just 25 seconds.

(Collaborator Junior Samurai)

Check out the complete results:

Strikeforce Challengers 18
Las Vegas, USA
August 12, 2011

Joe Duarte defeated Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision;
Nate James defeated Danillo Villefort via unanimous decision;
Pat Healy defeated Eric Wisely via unanimous decision;
Ronda Rousey submitted Sarah D’Alelio via armbar in R1;
Derrick Mehmen defeated Roy Jones Jr. via unanimous decision;
Gian Villante defeated Keith Berry via unanimous decision;
Nah-Shon Burrell defeated Lukasz Les via TKO in R2;
Mike Bronzoulis defeated Chad Leonardt via TKO in R3;
Milton Viera submitted Sterling Ford via arm-triangle in R1.

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