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Strikeforce Live Blog: Shane Del Rosario vs. Lolohea Mahe Updates

This is the Strikeforce live blog for Shane Del Rosario vs. Lolohea Mahe, the main event of tonight's Strikeforce Challengers 9 card in Everett, Wash.

Del Rosario (9-0) and Mahe (6-1-1) are heavyweight prospects looking to make a mark in arguably, Strikeforce's premier division.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Del Rosario comes out with a strong leg kick. Mahe throws a left. Del Rosario again chops with leg kicks. In clinch, Del Rosario lands two knees to the stomach. Mahe gets through with an uppercut. Mahe attacks with a knee in clinch. Del Rosario presses Mahe against the cage and lands a couple of shots. Restart in the center of the cage. Mahe misses on a combo. Rosario's head kick is blocked. Mahe clinches and looks for a takedown. Despite being the bigger man (Mahe 264; Del Rosario 243.6), Mahe is getting controlled by Rosario. A low blow by Rosario pauses the fight. Back on, the southpaw Rosario slows Mahe with an overhand left. They clinch and Rosario relentlessly tosses knees. An especially hard knee to the body sends Mahe crashing to a knee. Referee stoppage. Mahe is slow to get up, complaining about the rib shots.

Del Rosario wins by TKO - Round 1, 3:48

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