Photo by Jon Swenson.
A broken cage door forced the California State Athletic Commission to abruptly shut down the remainder of Strikeforce’s “Young Guns III” show last night in San Jose due to an official ruling preventing the event to continue with a damaged fighting structure.
Shortly after Chris Bostick scored a first-round submission of Jorge Interiano, ringside officials discovered that the latch locking the cage door had broke. A brief intermission was instituted in order to allow Strikeforce workers the opportunity to fix the problem, but their attempts were unsuccessful.
Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time that Strikeforce has experienced a problem with their cage. Bobby Southworth‘s June 2006 bout against James Irvin was ruled a no-contest after a Southworth takedown attempt inadvertently drove both fighters through the cage.
Results from the event courtesy of Sherdog.com:
Mike Davis def. O.J. Dominguez - Unanimous Decision
David Rasouli def. Jeremy Tavares - Unanimous Decision
Matt Pedro def. Eric Castile - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Alexandre Trivino def. Gennaro Strangis - Unanimous Decision
Ryan Bastianelli def. Hussain Rasouli - Unanimous Decision
Adam Antolin def. Javi Alanis - TKO (Strikes)
Yohan Banks def. Michael Diaz - KO (Punches)
Chris Bostick def. Jorge Interiano - Submission (Armbar)
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