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CBS Saturday Night Fights Live Thread: Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rogers Play-by-Play, Scoring, Discussion

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Join Matt Bishop starting at 9 p.m. ET for live play-by-play and discussion of tonight's Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rogers event, the fourth installment of "Saturday Night Fights" on CBS. The event will eminate from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

And don't forget to join Lights Out Radio at approximately 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT following the show for full analysis and discussion of the night's event.

The main card, scoring, play-by-play and discussion is after the jump.

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Main card:

Heavyweight bout

Antonio Silva vs. Fabricio Werdum

Round 1 - Silva enters with four inch reach advantage. They touch gloves. Werdum with a high kick that misses by a mile. Kick/punch combo for Silva. Left hook by Silva. Werdum rushes in and and eats a flurry of punches. Huge shot by Silva diving in and Werdum somehow keeps his wits about him. North/south position and Silva backs off and they stand. Leg kick for Werdum. Silva walking him down but not making a move. Silva blocks a high kick and they clinch against the cage. Silva shucks Werdum off and makes Werdum get up. Center cage. Big leg kick by Silva. Werdum cracks Silva hard and Silva eats it. Werdum now with Silva against the cage. Standing elbow for Silva hurts Werdm. Nice right by Werdum off a missed head kick. They trade and each land shots. Silva pushes Werdum against the cage with 30 seconds left. Some swelling over Werdum's right eye. Standing elbow hurts Werdum again. Lunging punch connects. Werdum leg kick as the round ends.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Silva

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Silva

Round 2 - Werdum comes in with punces and Silva drops him with a jab. Werdum tries to pull guard to no avail. Werdum asking Silva to enter his guard and Silva obliges and Werdum almost immediately sweeps him. Half-guard. Werdum working some shots against the cage. Silva scrambles and gets up and eats a knee and a punch for doing so. Inside leg kick for Werdum. Another. Silva clinches against the cage. Referee calls for action. Werdum switches. And after no action, they are broken up. Werdum ducks a Superman punch. Against the cage, Werdum gets a single into half-guard. 70 seconds left in the round. Werdum trying to pass but Silva holding him but he does pass to side with 40 seconds left. They scramble and Silva ends up on his back for a hot second before Werdum gets a leg but it's no trouble.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Werdum

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-10

Round 3 - Werdum works some inside leg kicks to start. Uppercut grazes Silva. Werdum goes for a single and gets it barely and gets Silva's back in the turtle position with 3:10 to go. Werdum peppering with punches. Silva goes to the fence and uses the cage to stand. Silva puts Werdum's back on the cage. They break and Silva lands some nice shots. Werdum with two knees. More knees against the cage for Werdum to the face. They break the clinch with 95 seconds to go. Silva is tiring. Werdum might've hurt him with a knee. Back into turtle position. Silva not doing much with 50 seconds left. He spins and Werdum is in half-guard with 43 to go. Werdum nearly gets mount. Ground and pound for Werdum. Werdum tries to pass but can't but he ends strong.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Werdum (29-28 Werdum)

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Werdum (29-29, must decision for Werdum)

OFFICIAL DECISION: Fabricio Werdum d. Antonio Silva (unanimous decision, 29-28x3)

Light-heavyweight bout

Gegard Mousasi vs. Sokoudjou

Round 1 - Sokoudjou with a nice kick early. Nice left to the body for Sokoudjou. High kick blocked for Mousasi. Mousasi looking to pick his spot. Leg kick for Mousasi. Sokoudjou with a left but takes a groin shot in the process. Sokoudjou takes another low shot but Mousasi protests it. Sokoudjou looking good here. Mousasi swings and misses. Nice punch kick combo for Sokoudjou. Mousasi catches him with a left hook and Sokoudjou gets a takedown into half-guard. Mousasi goes to scramble and Sokoudjou goes for a guillotine but gets swept into side control. Mousasi goes for a keylock but Sokoudjou scrambles and trips Mousasi. Sokoudjou going for a guillotine but Mousasi gets out. Less than 30 seconds to go. Mousasi trip takedown but he ends up on the bottom. Half-guard for Sokoudjou with 15 to go. He stands. Mousasi lands an up kick and then trips Sokoudjou from the bottom and ends the round on top.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Sokoudjou

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-10

Round 2 - Sokoudjou ducks a left hook and clinches. Nice knee to the body for Mousasi. Mousasi nicking Sokoudjou's legs with knees in the clinch. Huge flurry against the cage has Sokoudjou on the ropes but he survives. They go to the ground with Sokoudjou on top in half-guard. Sokoudjou just sitting there. Mousasi goes for an armbar and ends up on top and he has Sokoudjou against the cage. Mousasi with some ground-and-pound. Mousasi putting it on him. Referee taking a long look. Sokoudjou not moving much here. He's eating shots and that's it.

OFFICIAL DECISION: Gegard Mousasi d. Sokoudjou (TKO-Punches) R2 3:43

Middleweight championship

Jake Shields vs. Jason Miller

Round 1 - Mayhem with a right that Shields uses to take him down. Against the cage. Miller's got a headlock that he releases. Miller sitting on the ground. Now Shields has his back with the hooks in. Mayhem rolls back over into mount. Shoulder shot for Shields. Mayhem rolls and gets out. Missed opportunity for Shields there. Shields right back at it and has Miller down. Shields punches Miller in the body and Mayhem just puts his hand up in disgust, feeling Shields isn't working. Mayhem just sitting there with his back against the cage. They stand and now Mayhem picks Shields up and slams him down. Miller in guard in the middle of the cage. Mayhem stands and dives in but misses and Shields uses it to scramble and stand. Mayhem takes his back against the cage and tries to suplex him and gets it on the second try. Mayhem in half-guard.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Shields

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Shields

Round 2 - Shields is bleeding from one punch. Looks like it's above the right eye. Mayhem on his back again and they go down. Shields flips and is nearly on Miller's back. Weird position here now. Shields goes for the Million Dollar Dream and goes into mount. Mayhem uses the cage to escape but Shields is right back on him and on his back with Miller on all fours. Now Shields has his back with hooks. He goes to mount and back into turtle. Mayhem escapes the bad position briefly and Mayhem almost ends up in the Banana Split. Miller's back on Shields' chest. Shields into side control hitting Mayhem with the occasional punch. Shields on his back flattened out. One minute left. Hooks in for Shields. Mayhem scrambles back to turtle. They roll and Mayhem ends up on top with 40 seconds left. Shields grabs a leg and so does Mayhem. Mayhem clips Shields with a left. Mayhem again on top to end the round.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Shields

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Shields

Round 3 - Mayhem with a takedown to start the round. Half-guard. Shields scrambles to his feet and grabs and finishes a single. Great job freeing his leg to pass to side control. Knees to the body for Shields. Shields mounts briefly but Miller was waiting for it and moved him to half-guard on the other side. Back to mount. Mayhem gives up his back. Rolls to his side. Shields decides to punch this time. Mayhem on all fours now. They roll and Mayhem ends up on top. Shields goes for a single but Miller pulls away and hits Shields with a backfist in the process. Clinching against the cage and referee "Big" John McCarthy calls time to cut loose tape off Miller's gloves. They restart with 1:48 to go. Both fighters look like they could use the breather. Shields gets a takedown. Miller's butt on the ground, back on the fence again. Shields has his back standing now with 60 seconds to go. Into body lock and a takedown but Mayhem reverses and now Mayhem has his back with a body triangle with 20 seconds left. Mayhem looking for the choke. He has it with eight seconds left. He's grabbing for all he's worth and Shields is saved by the bell.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-10

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Miller

Round 4 - Miller opens with a leg kick but Shields quickly finishes a ingle. Miller with his back on the fence yet again. Shields not doing much. Mayhem tries to walk the cage. The crowd is booing now. Two minutes in and not a lot of action. McCarthy stands them up. Miller charges in with two hard knees to the body and misses a head kick which allows Shields to take him down again. Side control in the center of the cage with two minutes to go. Shields mounts. Mayhem gives up his back but gets in position to possibly use the cage to escape. Back to mount with 50 seconds left. Mayhem scrambles out twice. Shields in side control with 30 seconds left. He rides out the round.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Shields

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Shields

Round 5 - They trade to start for about 12 seconds before Shields lunges in for a takedown. After a clinch, Shields gets him down. Shields on his back standing. Switches to out front with a single and we're back to Mayhem in the sitting position. Shields now in half-guard and now mount with 2:55 to go. Mayhem gives his back and now Shields has it with both hooks in. Shields going body/head. Mayhem controlling a wrist and eating the shots, which aren't fight-changing. Body triangle now for Shields with two minutes to go. Mayhem stands and now folds his legs underneath himself but he gets out and Shields ends up on top. Miller with a very brief guillotine attempt but it's not really close. Less than 60 seconds to go now with Shields in mount. Back to standing with Shields on Mayhem's back with 20 seconds to go. Trip takedown for Shields. Quick scramble to the feet. Shields catches a body kick and that's it.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Shields (50-46 Shields)

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Shields (49-46 Shields)

OFFICIAL DECISION: Jake Shields d. Jason Miller (unanimous decision 48-47, 49-46x2 - new Strikeforce middleweight champion)

Heavyweight bout

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers

Round 1 - Huge reach advantage for Rogers. Crowd is mega-hot for Fedor. John McCarthy is your referee. Fedor is cut on the nose off the first punch from Rogers. They exchange and go to the ground briefly but Rogers gets right back up. Rogers has Fedor against the cage. Fedor's nose is bleeding pretty good. Announcers speculating that Fedor's nose is broke. They break. Fedor blocks Rogers with a left but he takes it but is staggered. Fedor gets a single and is in half-guard in the middle of the cage. Two minutes to go now. Fedor going for a Kimura but Rogers uses it to roll him over and he is now is Fedor's guard. Rogers going to town. Fedor goes for an armbar but Rogers gets out. Now Fedor is in Rogers' half-guard again. Fedor going for an arm-triangle choke with 50 seconds left. Rogers claims full guard. Lots of blood. Fedor stands with 27 seconds left. Rogers stays down. Fedor dives in but misses a huge shot. Full guard and that's the round.

Matt Bishop scores the round 10-9 Emelianenko

Forrest Lynn scores the round 10-9 Emelianenko

Round 2 - Fedor misses a left hook. Fedor slips a jab. Fedor lunges in and they clinch. Rogers blocks a flurry of punches against the cage. Rogers now with underhooks on the cage. The doctor believes Fedor's nose is broken, the announcers report. They break off the cage. Huge shot by drops Rogers flat and McCarthy jumps in to save him from further damage. It was a huge right with all of Fedor's power. McCarthy gave him room to defend, but when he rolled, it was over.

OFFICIAL DECISION: Fedor Emelianenko d. Brett Rogers (KO-Punch) R2 1:48