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Strikeforce to Stream Ribeiro vs. Beerbohm Undercard Bout from Saturday’s Heavy Artillery Event Today at 6 pm ET

(I wonder if Fancy Pants went by the same handle in prison.)

Just a heads up that Strikeforce will be streaming the hotly contested bout between undefeated Lyle "Fancy Pants" Beerbohm and Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro from last weekend’s Heavy Artillery event today at 6pm ET/3pm PST.

If you haven’t heard, the fight was a back-and-forth barnburner that many in attendance feel Shaolin won, yet Beerbohm pulled out the decision.

Watch it here today and decide for yourself.

We’ll post the feed here if it’s available.

From the release:

The fight, which was featured on the non-televised undercard of last Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE St. Louis: Heavy Artillery event, was an incredible game of human chess with both fighters displaying impressive grappling skills.

The 31-year-old Beerbohm has become an inspiration since he literally took up MMA on his way home from prison following a year of incarceration at a Washington State Penitentiary as a result of felony convictions, all related to his crystal meth addiction. Just eight days after his release from the penitentiary, the Spokane, Wash. native had his first amateur fight and has since amassed a perfect 14-0 record and become a top contender as a professional.

Ribeiro, a 30-year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist, is among the top lightweights in MMA. He’s won the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship four times, once as a purple belt in 1996 and three times as a black belt in three consecutive years (1999-2001). Among his 20 victories include 14 stoppages (12 by submission) while topping notables such as Joachim Hansen, Eiji Mitsuoka, and Mitsuhiro “The Endless Fighter” Ishida.

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Robocop Didnt Tap- May 20, 2010 at 11:40 am
I saw the fight live and figured Vitor would take it via 29-28 SD. Beerbohm winning was a surprise, but I think the disparity in the judges scoring was more surprising. If it wasn't for the 10-point must system, I really could've seen it being called a draw.

and he didn't even have the fancy pants on for the fight. For that fight, he was just Lyle 'token sponsor'd up trunks' Beerbohm.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 20, 2010 at 3:30 am
I finally managed to get a connection to the fight . I saw it as very close to a draw, 30-29ish Beerbong. First round was essentially a stalemate with Beardboing pushing the fence (use the ankle pick Luke), landing a few significant leg and body kicks .

2nd half of round two was one awesome jiujitsu scramble, rd. 3 was a close mix of decent striking and ground action. The fight seemed very close with Beerbomb managing to stay more dominant. Seemed like nobody was really going for the kill, and it seemed like one of those fights where 15 min. just wasn't really enough time to sort shit out.

On a serious note, why don't people use the ankle pick more? Shit is magic. I've seen George Sotiropolous (Aussie's finest) utilize it to good effect, but otherwise it seems like a lost art. Anybody?
Mr_Misanthropy- May 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm
I got to see somebody getting mustard gassed before the connection cut me off... FAIL!
the glza- May 19, 2010 at 7:57 pm
i thought beerbohm won that fight, not just because of the leak on ribeiro's face in that last round, either... fancypants had better striking and equal ground game to the brazilian.

but what i was happiest with was the exciting series of grappling/submissions maneuvers, reversals, and setups that was on display -- not the highest level but exciting and well matched.

that was a really really good fight.
FreddyFangers- May 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm
It could have gone either way so Im not gonna say Vitor was robbed. Tough one to judge..
jinxer- May 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm
It worked fine for me...I just watched the fight.
jinxer- May 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm
This was definitely a victory for Beerbohm and I don't understand what the controversy was about. The first round was close but scoring it round by round, a 30-27 for Beerbohm is accurate. Beerbohm out-struck Ribeiro in every round and maintained dominant positions throughout the majority of the fight while easily avoiding all submission attempts. He also was the more aggressive fighter and initiated most of the action. Frank Shamrock's biased commentary may have something to do with the controversy as he failed to mention anything Beerbohm was doing for much of the fight including the several leg kicks landed in the first round.
RaginAsian- May 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm
Technology fail. If Strikeforce is going to stream the fight, maybe they should make sure they have that ability first.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm
I don't really think these fights are fixed but there have been so many bad decisions in the last year I think I'm starting to crack up. If you see me out in the rain with my tin foil hat trying to shine flashlights in the sky, please just quietly notify the applicable authorities.
BONGTAR- May 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm
@ GUI-uh-TEEN - word. I thought the exact same thing right when I saw that picture. fuckin pupils are the size of dinner plates.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm
It's so much easier to promote undefeated prospects... and stuff... and things... go ahead and tear me a new one...
entisgood- May 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm
Ribeiro clearly won round 2 but round 1 and 3 were too close for this to be so controversial even though I thought Ribeiro won round 3. Rather than be so upset by the decision, Ribeiro should focus on becoming more aggressive and not allowing someone to stall him against the cage for over a round.
HotPotato- May 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm
30-27? Naaah...
Get Off Me- May 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm
First is was "One of the Top Lightweights....Brandon Vera" on sports science and we all laughed.
This article " among the top lightweights in MMA"......Thanks, I needed the laugh.

I watched this fight and I really think some work needs to be done re-vamping how judges should look at MMA.....Time to make a hybrid sport have hybrid judging criteria....right now it feels like it is simply striking, wrestling and BJJ that is being scored objectively, but what this fight showed is that fights need to be scored more subjectively.....the first round could have been scored differently and probably more accurately if judges could apply wrestling/BJJ across a sequence of events during a fight to see who comes out on top in a particular when a fighter shoots for a takedown is stuffed and then is in his standing over under control(the randy couture)....did the fighter who got stuffed come out on top of that sequence? How about the other fighter? How much do you favor one fighter for doing that or the other? I believe if a fighter attempts a takedown and ends up in the "randy couture" lock he should not be ahead in the fight at all, perhaps his oppenent should be though....
Clyde- May 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm
After the first 3 minutes I was thinking, "this was a back-and-forth barnburner?" but the second and third rounds were pretty good. I think Shaolin deserverd it with all the attempted submissions but hey, life sucks and so do MMA judges.
justscrappin- May 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm
I was thinking the same thing....when I saw his picture..I was thinking..this dude looks like a meth head....and then BAM..I was right.
GUI-uh-TEEN- May 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm
Homeboy looks like he still hasn't kicked the habit in that picture...
macreadysshack- May 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm
He's already been accused of greasing all the soap bars in the shower room. What is it this time?
Viva Hate- May 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm
Fancy pants is a weak nickname. Given his past, here are my suggestions.

blue belly
Barney Dope
Batu Kilat
Blue Acid
Blue Funk
Buzzard Dust
Laundry Detergent
Lemon Drop
Livin the Dream
Lost Weekend
Bache Knock 2 Rock
LockDown- May 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm
I dunno if you know but Dedé Pederneiras is trying to cancel the result of this fight. According him, there is no fking way Beerbohm won fairly.
Zero Cool- May 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm