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‘StrikeForce: Shamrock vs. Diaz’ Results


Luke Rockhold vs. Buck Meredith
Rockhold defeated Meredith via submission at 4:07 or Round 1.

Eric Lawson vs. Waylon Kennell
Lawson defeated Kennell via TKO (strikes) at 4:54 of Round 1.

Raul Castillo vs. Brandon Michaels
Castillo defeated Michaels via submission at 1:45 of Round 1.

James Terry vs. Zak Bucia
Terry defeated Bucia via Unanimous decision (scores of 30-27).

Jeremy Tavares vs. Shingo Kohara
Kohara defeated Tavares at 0:04 of Round 2 via KO.


Brett Rogers vs. Abongo Humphrey

Round 1: Humphrey landed some high kicks early. Rogers dominated Humphrey with his stand up game and landed some good shots with kicks to the midsection. Both men kept swinging and referee Herb Dean admonished Rogers for grabbing Humphrey’s hair and deducted a point. Rogers dominated the round, but the point deduction made it an even 9-9 round.

Round 2: Rogers landed some major knees to Humphrey’s face and finished him quickly for the TKO at 1:38.

Winner via TKO at 1:38 in Round 2: Brett Rogers

Christiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Hitomi Akano

Round 1: Cyborg just dominated Akano from the opening bell and quickly took her to the ground for and landed some vicious punches. Akano spent the rest of the round sunning from Cyborg. Cyborg finished strong with some more impressive strikes. 10-8 for Cyborg.

Round 2: Akano tried to keep away from Cyborg, but Cyborg caught her and nailed her with some vicious punches. Cyborg continued to dominate the round as it finished. 10-9 for Cyborg.

Round 3: Cyborg starting tearing into Akano as the round start and finished her off quickly with a flurry of punches.

Winner via TKO at 0:35 of Round 3: Christiane “Cyborg” Santos

Benji Radach vs. Scott Smith

Round 1: Crazy round that went back and forth. The fight stayed standing until Radach took Smith down at the end. 10-9 Radach.

Round 2: Smith got nailed with a big overhand right that looked like was going to finish the fight, but Smith held tight. 10-9 for Radach.

Round 3: Smith caught Radach in a guillotine early, but Radach was able to turn it into a slam and take Smith to the ground. It got back standing with Smith landing some good shots. Out of nowhere, Smith caught Radach with an overhand right for the KO.

Winner via KO in Round 3: Scott Smith

Gilbert Melendez vs. Rodrigo Damm

Round 1: Melendez rocked Damm early,, and took him down. Melendez kept the pressure on the ground, but didn’t do much damage. 10-9 Melendez.

Round 2: Melendez controlled the round early and nailed Damm with a big overhand right and a couple of unnecessary punches to finish him off at 2:02 of Round 2.

Winner via KO at 2:02 of Round 2 and NEW Interim Strikeforce Light heavyweight Champion: Gilbert Melendez

Frank Shamrock vs. Nick Diaz

Round 1: Diaz took Shamrock down early. Diaz got side control, but Shamrock was able to swing out and get back to his feet. Diaz continued to dominate the round and took Shamrock down and mounted him and unloaded a flurry of punches as the round came to a close. 10-9 Diaz.

Round 2: Diaz continued his assault and just peppered Shamrock with shots before taking him out with a TKO (strikes) at with 1:03 left in Round 2.

Winner via TKO at 3:57 of Round 2: Nick Diaz