Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni

Strikeforce Shamrock vs. Baroni

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni was a mixed martial arts event co-promoted by Strikeforce and EliteXC. The event took place on Friday, June 22, 2007 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main card aired on pay-per-view, with the undercard streamed live on The PPV event was rebroadcast on the Showtime premium cable channel on June 30, 2007.


  • Frank Shamrock was criticized for pushing an unconscious Phil Baroni off him using his leg rather than allowing the referee to pull Phil off Frank. In a post-fight interview question regarding the incident, Shamrock stated that "[Phil] was heavy on top of me... he was squishing the life out of me... he was laying on my leg and on my chest... that's it. And I thought it looked better on camera..
  • Fighter Carter Williams was found by the CSAC to have tested positive for cocaine. He was fined $1,000 and suspended through Dec. 19, 2007.
  • Fighter Phil Baroni tested positive for Boldenone and Stanozolol steroid Metabolites according to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). He was fined $2,500 and suspended for a year in the state of California. Baroni denied taking any banned substances, and appealed the decision. On October 31, 2007 Baroni's suspension was reduced to 6 months.


PPV Results
Winner Loser Method Round Time
Frank Shamrock Phil Baroni TKO (Rear Naked Choke)++ 2 4:00
Cung Le Tony Fryklund TKO (Strikes) 3 0:25
Josh Thomson Nick Gonzalez Rear Naked Choke 1 1:42
Murilo Rua Joey Villasenor TKO (Strikes) 2 1:05
Paul Buentello Carter Williams TKO (Strikes) 2 0:10
Edson Berto Victor Valenzuela+ Submission (Heel Hook) 1 0:47
Paul Daley Duane Ludwig TKO (Strikes) 2 0:42

+Valenzuela's original opponent Charles Bennett was arrested one week prior to the show for parole violations

++Rather than submitting due to the chokehold, Phil Baroni was rendered unconscious, and the fight was stopped accordingly.

With their victories, Frank Shamrock and Murilo Rua were crowned the Strikeforce and EliteXC middleweight champions, respectively.

Undercard Results (Streamed Live)

Winner Loser Method Round Time
Mike Pyle Aaron Wetherspoon Unanimous Decision 3 5:00
Luke Stewart Jason Von Flue TKO (Strikes) 3 2:17
Rex Richards Ray Seraille TKO (Strikes) 1 0:35
Chris Cariaso Anthony Figueroa Unanimous Decision 3 5:00
Seth Kleinbeck Sam Spengler TKO (Strikes) 2 2:55

Unaired Bout

Winner Loser Method Round Time
Nik Theotiko Nikk Covert KO 1 1:13


Notable fighter payouts included:

Fighter Fight Earnings Notes
Frank Shamrock $200,000
Phil Baroni $100,000
Cung Le $45,000
Murilo Rua $50,000 Includes $25K win bonus
Paul Buentello $50,000 Includes $25K win bonus

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