Strikeforce Fedor Vs. Henderson Results: Miesha Tate Submits Marloes Coenen With Arm Triangle

The co-main event tonight at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson is a bout for the Strikeforce women's welterweight title: Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate. This bout is scheduled for five, five-minute rounds. The referee in charge of the action is "Big" John McCarthy.

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ROUND 1 - Tate jumps into a body lock with a 50/50 clinch looking for a takedown against the fence. Coenen stuffs it eventually and they re-start. Tate gets the takedown from a single leg position and now working from side control. Coenen working an underhook to hip escape, but Tate is blocking her. Tate looking to stay on top as Coenen tries to struggle free from underneath.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Tate.

ROUND 2 - Tate starts the second much as she started the first, driving the champion back into the fence hunting a takedown. Tate gets a single, but from a farside gable grip was able to hold Tate over and take her back in the takedown motion. Coenen with dominant control on the back with additional strikes, though nothing particularly significant. Now back mount from Coenen and nearly flattened her out for a period of time, but both fighters on their right hip. At the end of the round, Tate reverses into Coenen's guard.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Coenen.

ROUND 3 - Coenen opens up with inside and outside leg kicks. Tate catches the outside leg kick and gets the double leg. Working now in half butterfly guard. Due to a lack of activity, the referee stands them up. Tate goes for a trip takedown and misses it, but catches the follow up. Coenen again working half butterfly guard. Coenen sweeps Tate at the end of the round, but just before the bell rings.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Tate.

ROUND 4 - Tate charges in off of a punch to drive Coenen into the fence and lands a hard scoop double. Tate passes to side and tries for a side choke. And it works. Tate is the new women's welterweight champion.

Fedor vs. Henderson results: Miesha Tate defeats Marloes Coenen by submission (head and arm triangle) at 3:03 of round 4.

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