MMA at the Playboy Mansion 10 years ago today - September 29, 2007

MMA at the Playboy Mansion 10 years ago today – September 29, 2007

10 years ago today, Strikeforce held a professional mixed martial arts fight card at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion.  The September 29, 2007 event was attended by 3,569 fans and brought in a total gate of $229,183.

Strikeforce MMA at Playboy Mansion

The invitation-only event drew nearly 1,000 spectators that paid a value of $1000 per ticket.

The event was supervised by the California State Athletic Commission. Fights 5 to 12 were streamed live on Yahoo Sports for free.

The legendary and iconic found of Playboy Magazine unfortunately passed away earlier this week at the age of 91.  His death was caused by natural causes.

Complete Strikeforce Playboy Mansion results below:

Main Card
Bobby Southworth defeated Bill Mahood via Verbal submission (injured ribs) Round 1, 1:15
Gilbert Melendez defeated Tetsuji Kato Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Round 3, 5:00
Joe Riggs defeated Eugene Jackson KO (punches) Round 1, 3:56
Josh Thomson defeated Adam Lynn KO (punches) Round 1, 4:45
Billy Evangelista defeated Clint Coronel Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Jorge Masvidal defeated Matt Lee TKO (punches) Round 1, 1:33

Preliminary Card
Falaniko Vitale defeated Ron Fields Submission (strikes) Round 1, 3:02
Daniel Puder defeated Richard Dalton Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Dewey Cooper defeated Adam Smith Decision (unanimous)
Daniel McWilliams defeated Eddy Millis Submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1, 2:09
Luke Stewart defeated Sam Liera TKO (strikes) Round 1, 3:40
Anthony Figueroa defeated Miguel Linares TKO (strikes) Round 1, 2:09

The Strikeforce MA promotion which was eventually purchased by Zuffa LLC, previous owners of the UFC, held a second fight card at the Playboy Mansion roughly one year later on September 20, 2008.