Last night’s Strikeforce fights saw 7 out of 9 matches go to decision, while Jason High and Nate Marquardt end their bouts with spectacular finishes.
In the main event of the evening, middleweight (185 lbs.) champ Luke Rockhold defending his belt by besting the tough Tim Kennedy over the course of five rounds. With this defense, Rockhold becomes the first Strikeforce fighter to defend the division’s strap more than one time. Fighting out of American Kickboxing Academy in California, he is now riding an impressive 9-fight win streak and remains undefeated while with Zuffa.
Champ Luke Rockhold defeats Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Nate Marquardt defeats Tyron Woodley by knockout (elbows, punches) – Round 4 @ 1:39
Roger Gracie defeats Keith Jardine via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Lorenz Larkin defeats Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Pat Healy defeats Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ryan Couture defeats Joe Duarte via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jorge Masvidal defeats Justin Wilcox via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Jordan Mein defeats Tyler Stinson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jason High defeats Nate Moore by submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1 @ 0:26