Light Heavyweight: 186-205 lbs.


Bobby Southworth and Vernon White compete for the inaugural Strikeforce light heavyweight championship.

Bobby Southworth
def.
Vernon White
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Triple Threat
12.08.06

def.
Anthony Ruiz
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson
06.27.08

Renato Sobral
def.
Bobby Southworth
TKO (doctor stoppage) @ 5:00 of R1
Strikeforce: Destruction
11.21.08

Gegard Mousasi
def.
Renato Sobral
Knockout (punches) @ 1:00 of R1
Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg
08.15.09

Muhammed Lawal
def.
Gegard Mousasi
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Nashville
04.17.10

Rafael Cavalcante
def.
Muhammed Lawal
TKO (punches & elbows) @ 1:14 of R3
Strikeforce: Houston
08.21.10

Dan Henderson
def.
Rafael Cavalcante
TKO (punches) @ 0:50 of R3
Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson
03.05.11

Strikeforce ceases operations and folds on January 13, 2013 after being purchased by UFC parent company Zuffa and ultimately merged with the UFC.