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Strikeforce was one of the preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions in the world from 2006 until it folded in 2013. The promotion gave a platform to some of the greatest fighters in the world, while also helping launch women's MMA as a force in the sport. Journey with us as we go through the major events and moments in Strikeforce history!

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Strikeforce was one of the preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions in the world from 2006 until it folded in 2013. The promotion gave a platform to some of the greatest fighters in the world, while also helping launch women's MMA as a force in the sport. Journey with us as we go through the major events and moments in Strikeforce history!

    "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine" - January 7, 2012...Luke Rockhold proves he'd legit while King Mo destroys both his opponent and his reputation

    "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine" - January 7, 2012...Luke Rockhold proves he'd legit while King Mo destroys both his opponent and his reputation

    Happy MLK Day! Phil is down (with COVID) but not out, as he and Josh get the band back together to discuss..."Rockhold vs. Jardine"! On the card, Robbie Lawler gets "Ruthless" once again, while Tyron Woodley stakes his claim to a shot at vacant welterweight gold. Meanwhile, King Mo does damage to both his opponent and his credibility, while Luke Rockhold shuts up some of the naysayers with a solid win over a quality opponent in his first defense of his middleweight crown. It's a shorter still action-packed episode!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 47 min
    "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" - December 17, 2011...Gilbert Melendez proves he's one of the best in the world, while Cris Cyborg falls from grace

    "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" - December 17, 2011...Gilbert Melendez proves he's one of the best in the world, while Cris Cyborg falls from grace

    On this week's episode, we delve into "Melendez vs. Masvidal"! This is a momentous time for Strikeforce, as the promotion renews its deal with Showtime, but also loses a marquee weight class and is forced to reduce its number of events. Despite all the questions surrounding the promotion, there are still fights to feature, and we've got some good ones on this card, including Gegard Mousasi vs. OSP, KJ Noons vs. Billy Evangelista, Cris Cyborg vs. Hiroko Yamanaka, and "El Nino" Gilbert Melendez putting his belt on the line against "Gamebred" Jorge Masvidal in the main event. Cyborg dominates but ultimately loses in the long run...we'll dive deep into it all!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 44 min
    Merry Christmas! On this week's episode, we break down the 12 of Christmas, Strikeforce-style!

    Merry Christmas! On this week's episode, we break down the 12 of Christmas, Strikeforce-style!

    Christmas is now in our rear-view mirror, and we hope you got all you wanted this year! For our latest episode, Phil & Josh break down the 12 gifts Strikeforce gave us during the promotion's run, including the resurgence of Frank Shamrock, the introduction of Cung Le, Ronda Rousey, and others, as well as some of the craziest moments in MMA history. So, sit down, grab some eggnog, get that fire blazing, and enjoy!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 39 min
    "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" - September 10, 2011...Daniel Cormier punches Bigfoot and his ticket to the grand prix finals, announcing his arrival in the process!

    "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" - September 10, 2011...Daniel Cormier punches Bigfoot and his ticket to the grand prix finals, announcing his arrival in the process!

    DC shows he's a force to be reckoned with on this week's episode! We see the finals of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix come to fruition as Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett advance, and both do it in style. In addition, we have a new Strikeforce middleweight champion in Luke Rockhold, and King Mo rebounds from his title loss to knock a Gracie off his perch. This is a fun one...don't miss it!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Two former MMA writers delve into what it was like to cover MMA during Strikeforce's heyday, Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate, Scott Coker, what's wrong with MMA journalism today, and more!

    Two former MMA writers delve into what it was like to cover MMA during Strikeforce's heyday, Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate, Scott Coker, what's wrong with MMA journalism today, and more!

    We're changing things up a bit this week, as Josh steps in for Phil (who's on vacation) and chats with good friend and well-respected former MMA journalist Erik Fontanez! Formerly with Bleacher Report, Yahoo! Sports, and Gracie Mag, while mostly being known for his time with MMA Weekly, Fontanez saw it all during his time in MMA. On this episode, Josh and Erik dive into MMA journalism, Strikeforce, women's MMA, Ronda Rousey's feud with Miesha Tate, Scott Coker, and more. It's an intriguing chat...don't miss it!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 54 min
    Who were the best female fighters in Strikeforce history? Is it Ronda Rousey or Cris Cyborg at the top of the list? Where does Miesha Tate?

    Who were the best female fighters in Strikeforce history? Is it Ronda Rousey or Cris Cyborg at the top of the list? Where does Miesha Tate?

    This week, Josh and I are breaking down the top five female fighters in Strikeforce history! While there isn't a sizable list of fighters that competed in the women's divisions, the ones that did tended to make a big impact...not just on the promotion at that time, but on the future of the sport. Marloes Coenen, Sarah Kaufman, Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey...we break them all down, chatting through their accomplishments and impact both in and out of the cage. Finally, we battle over who is #1...check it out!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 31 min

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