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Outcome Odds Total Bets Total Staked
Roger Bowling 2/5 F (0.40) 4 835100 WIN!
Draw 5/1 (5.00) 0 0  
Josh Thornburg 14/5 (2.80) 1 10  

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Strikeforce: Roger Bowling vs Josh Thornburg (Spoilers)


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Bowling with a tough UD:

Round 1 - Thornburg strikes early, but Bowling clinches and takes him to the mat. Thornburg is back up, but Bowling locks in a guillotine. Thornburg hits the mat, and Bowling works over. Frantic opening minute. Bowling keeps his opponent pinned against the cage and delivers some solid ground and pound. He then secures the crucifix position and lands some additional punches. Bowling postures up and lands heavy blows. Thornburg gets back to his feet but is dropped again with more strikes. Thornburg somehow gets back up, and the fighters reset. Bowling lands more lunging shots before clinching. Thornburg reverses it, but Bowling pops him with knees and then a left uppercut on the break. Thornburg has a hell of a chin. Bowling lands more big punches. Thornburg is somehow staying upright. The fighters trade punches before Bowling shoots and gets the double-leg takedown. Bowling postures up with punches, moves into half guard and delivers body punches. He tags Thornburg with a big right. Bowling moves into mount, and Thornburg rolls over. Bowling locks in his hooks and secures a rear-naked choke, but Thornburg somehow escapes. The kid has a heart, for sure. Bowling closes out a dominant round with more ground and pound. scores a lopsided first round 10-8.

Round 2 - Bowling clinches early and gets the takedown. He looks to pass guard and settles for half guard. Thornburg moves to his side, and Bowling continues with short punches. The pace slows, but Bowling is getting through the occasional punch. Thornburg pulls him back into full guard. Bowling eventually gets back into half guard and delivers punches. They're starting to mount. Bowling gets the crucifix position briefly and then settles for knees to the ribs. Bowling returns to short punches to the head. The ref caves to fan pressure and stands them up. The fighters clinch again, and Thornburg lands a right on the break. Bowling snaps off a pair of body kicks and then a low kick. He then clinches and looks for another takedown, but Thornburg reverses and lands in mount. Bowling quickly reverses it and lands on top in full guard. scores it 10-9 for Bowling.

Round 3 - Bowling swings with a left and then lands a low kick. Thornburg answers with a right. The fighters miss on kicks. Bowling lands a nice lunging right, but Thornburg counters with a right and then scores a trip takedown and lands in side control. Bowling again easily reverses it and now has side control from top position. Thornburg eventually pulls back into full guard. Bowling postures up for a few punches, but the pace is slowing. Bowling looks to pass and frees a leg, and he then moves into side control. Thornburg, though, quickly reclaims full guard. Bowling drops some punches and elbows, but this fight has turned boring quickly. The ref wants a standup. Once up, Thornburg checks a body kick but lands a nice left-right combo and then a big right before shooting and scoring the slam takedown. Thornburg secures a guillotine on the way down and torques it as the round winds down. It's a race against the clock, and Bowling survives. He got a scare, but Bowling takes it 10-9 and 30-26 overall on the scorecard.
Roger Bowling def. Josh Thornburg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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