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Strikeforce Results: Nah-Shon Burrell Split Decisions James Terry With Questionable Judging

The fourth bout of the night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine is Nah-Shon Burrell vs. James Terry. This is a welterweight bout, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is airing on Strikeforce Extreme. The referee in charge of the action is

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox. Left hook over the top from Burrell finds the mark, but Terry returns the favor. Stinging jab from Burrell. Terry changes levels and presses Burrell into the fence. And Terry gets the scoop takedown. Burrell briefly stands, but Terry runs the pipe on a single and moves to mount. In a demonstration of strength, Burrell posts on his hand and sits his hips out to escape mount and ultimately stand. Terry stays on top, though, with a front head lock and now moving to Burrell's back. Burrell stands again, but stuffs Terry's single attempt. Burrell tried to hit a switch, but misses it entirely. Burrell is able to stand at the very end of the round.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Terry.

ROUND 2 - Terry fires a right, but eats a right from Burrell. Right hand from Terry buzzes Burrell briefly, which gives him just enough time to press Burrell into the fence and score a nice scoop slam. Burrell goes base down and is able to stand and separate. Decent uppercut from Terry scores. Nice outside leg kick from Burrell. Burrell fires a right uppercut and it lands. Terry shots in the middle of the cage and it's stuffed, but it's enough to put Terry into the fence and after a struggle from overcommiting on the turn, gets the takedown.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Terry.

ROUND 3 - Burrell stalking now and Terry looks winded. Left hand as Terry circles into lands and another. Burrell stuffs a takedown and fires a knee. Burrell opening uphard and a left hand hurts Terry. Burrell clinches and drives a knee to Terry's midsection. Right hand from Burrell hurts Terry and now an uppercut snaps Terry's head back. Terry dives for Burrell's hips and presses him against the fence. He scores the takedown and is trying to move to modified mount.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Burrell and the fight 29-28 Terry.

Official result: Nah-Shon Burrell defeats James Terry by split decision (29-28 Terry, 29-28 Burrell, 29-28 Burrell)

Strikeforce results:

Nah-Shon Burrell defeats James Terry by split decision (29-28 Terry, 29-28 Burrell, 29-28 Burrell)
Gian Villante defeats Trevor Smith by TKO (referee stoppage) at 1:05 of round 1.
Ricky Legere defeats Chris Spang by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Estevan Payan defeats Alonzo Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)