Strikeforce Live Blog: KJ Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel Updates

HOUSTON -- This is the Strikeforce: Houston live blog for KJ Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel, a lightweight bout on tonight's Strikeforce card on Showtime happening from the Toyota Center.

Noons will look for his sixth straight win against jiu-jitsu expert Gurgel and the winner Saturday could be in contention for the title.

The live blog is below.




Round 1: Noons sprints across the cage at the sound of the bell, so maybe Gurgel won't need his running shoes tonight. Gurgel is circling and letting Noons come to him, landing a nice right hand and a body kick. So far Gurgel is having success on his feet and hasn't even considered a takedown attempt. Noons fires off a combo, and it seems like maybe he's finding his range. Noons ducks under a Gurgel combo and hammers him with a hard right hand. Two leg kicks by Noons echo through the arena. With a minute left in the round, Gurgel attempts his first takedown. Noons has no trouble stuffing it. They go toe-to-toe in the final ten seconds, with each man landing hard. The bell sounds, and Noons fires a vicious left hook that floors Gurgel. That was clearly a late blow, and Gurgel looks dazed going to his corner. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Noons.

Round 2: A bloodied Gurgel comes out for round two, and Noons comes right at him. Gurgel throws a right hand, but Noons slips it and fires off a right of his own that freezes Gurgel. A left follows and Gurgel is down again. He scrambles up and Noons glances at the referee before continuing the assault. A few more punches and the ref moves in to stop it, at which point Noons appears to fire off a totally illegal knee aimed at the downed Gurgel's head. This is not going to make Noons a fan favorite.

K.J. Noons def. Jorge Gurgel via TKO (punches) at 0:19 of round two.


.fanhouseButton {margin:2em 0;} .fanhouseButton a:link, .fanhouseButton a:visited, .fanhouseButton a:hover, .fanhouseButton a:active {background-color:#dd2829;color:#FFFFFF;font-size:18px;padding:0.3em 0.6em;text-decoration:none;} .fanhouseButton a:hover {background-color:#000000;}

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker