Strikeforce Challengers 10: 4-Women Tournament Official Resluts

Miesha Tate was favored entering Friday’s first-ever Strikeforce female tournament, and after making it through Maiju Kujala in the night’s opening round, Tate outlasted a game Hitomi Akano to earn a unanimous decision, a tournament-winner’s belt and a future shot at the welterweight belt.

The single-night tournament was featured at Friday’s Showtime-broadcast Strikeforce Challengers 10 event at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.

the main event featured Joe Riggs and Louis Taylor at a catch weight of 182lbs and Ryan Couture made his professional debut.

Joe Riggs def. Louis Taylor via submission (punches) – Round 3, 2:07
Miesha Tate def. Hitomi Akano via unanimous decision (no scores announced) – Tournament final
Ryan Couture def. Lucas Stark via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:15
Hitomi Akano def. Carina Damm via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:48 – Tournament semifinal
Miesha Tate def. Maiju Kujala via unanimous decision (no scores announced)

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