Strikeforce Fighting Championship is an American Mixed Martial Arts organization that was based in California. This organization started in 1985 and was founded by Scott Coke. Strikeforce Fighting Championship has its live competitions being shows on a popular TV channel on CBS. In 2011, the organization was bought by the American Ultimate Fighting Championship. This organization was also brought to different channels in different countries, such as in Latin America and the Caribbean.
History of the Strikeforce Fighting Championship
This started off as a kickboxing organization, but later got expanded into a mixed martial organization. The very first event that they hold was the Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie in 2006 and surprisingly catered to the largest audience at any MMA event. In March 2008, Strikeforce made a partnership with NBC for weekly highlights. In the following year, Strikeforce bought some assets and fighter contracts of popular MMA fighters, such as Nick Diaz, Robbie Lawler, and Jake Shields. In August 2009, Strikeforce events became available online at a very small cost. The name of the online event is called Strikeforce: All Access.
The Rules in Strikeforce
In 2013, the unfortunate closure of the Strikeforce, they hired the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts to make players in a hexagonal cage. The ordinary matches only take three 5-minute rounds, while the main event takes five 5-minute rounds. Just like any other Mixed Martial Events, the Strikeforce doesn’t allow elbows to the head encounters because it could lead to a serious head injury. Prior to its closure, Strikeforce gained approval from the Washington and California State Athletic Commissions to have five minutes round for the women division.
Strikeforce Match Conduct and Judging Criteria
Strikeforce is using a ten-point must system, where the winner of the round gets 10 points while the loser gets a 9 or lower. Meanwhile, more match rules and regulations have been made to disciple players. The referee is allowed to stop the match if the fighters won’t listen to the verbal warning decided by the referee. If the referee paused the match, then it will be resume time will be based on the referee’s decisions. The referee can also charge a foul towards the player if the player grabbed the cage.