Welcome to FightLine.com’s live coverage of Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg. Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. You can catch the main card live on Showtime at 10 PM ET.
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Jenna Castillo defeated Charlene Gellner via TKO (strikes) at 3:57 of Round 2.
James Terry defeated Lucas Gamaza via TKO (strikes) at 3:26 of Round 1.
Germaine de Randamie defeated Stephanie Webber via KO (knee) at 4:25 of Round 1.
Ron Keslar defeated Eric Lawson via submission (armbar) at 1:57 of Round 1.
Isaiah Hill defeated Bobby Stack via submission (triangle choke) at 1:02 of Round 1.
Nate Moore defeated Nathan Coy via KO (punches) at 0:25 of Round 2.
Roger Gracie vs. Trevor Prangley
Round 1: Both fighters touch gloves to start. Gracie landed a couple of leg kicks early. Prangley grazed Gracie with a couple of punches a minute in. Both men are staying cautious early on. Gracie clinched Prangley against the cage and landed some knees to the body. Prangley broke free but was taken to the ground. Gracie pressed Prangley against the cage and landed some punches to the body. Gracie worked towards full mount and got Prangley’s back when Prangley tried to break free. Gracie got a body triangle and eventually managed to clinch in a rear-naked choke, forcing Prangley to tap.
Roger Gracie defeated Trevor Prangley via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:19 of Round 1.
After the bout, Gracie said everything went as planned. He noted that the Gracie family pushes him forward.
Cris “Cyborg” Santos, Josh Thomson, Gilbert Melendez, Luke Rockhold, Miesha Tate, Daniel Cormier, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Hammer were introduced at cageside. Velasquez and Hammer got the biggest reactions from the crowd.
Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson
Round 1: Carson landed a head kick early. Walker nailed Carson with a punch that floored Carson and Walker followed Carson to the ground. Walker got Carson’s back and delivered punches. Carson got up to his feet but Walker threw him back to the ground and continued to drop punches. Walker delivered knees to the body and thighs. Walker continued to pound away with punches to the head and hammerfists. Carson got on his back and Walker got to his feet. As Carson got up to his feet, Walker floored him with a left and went to follow up with more punches before the referee waved him off and called the fight. Total domination by Walker.
Herschel Walker defeated Scott Carson via TKO (strikes) at 3:13 of Round 1.
After the fight, Walker thanked God and his team. Walker then said that after the kick to the head he just decided to go on offense. He said that he’s not going back to football and is going to continue with his MMA career.
Strikeforce Middleweight Championship
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Robbie Lawler
Round 1: The two touch gloves to start. Both men circle each other early on. Jacare pushes Lawler to the cage and takes Lawler to the ground. Jacare got side control and landed some punches to the head. Jacare moved to the north-south position and then back into side control. Lawler broke free and got back to his feet. They traded punches and Lawler hurt Jacare with a knee. Lawler landed some punches that hurt Jacare, and Jacare fell to the canvas. Lawler followed him down and got in Jacare’s guard. Lawler stayed in his guard until “Big” John McCarthy separated them. Lawler landed some more punches, but Jacare was able to take Lawler to the ground and control him as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Lawler.
Round 2: Jacare charged and pressed Lawler up against the cage and took him to the mat. Jacare worked to get mount and landed punches from the top. Jacare went for an arm triangle choke, but Lawler was able to block and Jacare immediately let go. Jacare got side control and landed more punches to the head. Jacare tried to get mount again and landed some big punches from the top. Jacare passed and got side control again. Jacare went for a leg and got to his feet. Jacare got Lawler’s arm and went for an armbar, but Lawler broke free. Jacare immediately went for another arm bar, but Lawler broke free again. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jacare.
Round 3: Jacare charged and landed some muay thai knees. Jacare went for a single leg, but Lawler was able to defend. Jacare landed some more knees and took Lawler to the ground and went for side control. Jacare pressed Lawler against the cage and landed more knees. Jacare was able to secure a body triangle and managed to cinch in a rear-naked choke, forcing Lawler to tap.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Robbie Lawler via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:00 of Round 3.
After the bout, Jacare said that he had great coaches, friends and training partners and feels great right now. When asked if there were any opponents that he’d like to face, Jacare said that anyone but he’d like to fight again soon.
Strikeforce Welterweight Championship
Nick Diaz vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Round 1: Cyborg went for a high kick early that missed. Cyborg landed several inside leg kicks. Diaz landed a couple of punches and pushed Cyborg against the cage. They traded knees to the body before Cyborg broke free and went back to the center of the cage. Diaz landed a stiff jab and landed some more punches while Cyborg continued to land inside leg kicks. Cyborg landed a nice one-two punch and several punches. The two fighters continued to trade punches. Cyborg with more devastating inside leg kicks, including one that almost took Diaz to the ground. Cyborg landed more big punches. Diaz came in a with a series of punches and started punching away and got Cyborg in trouble. Diaz continued to pepper Cyborg with punches and landed jab after jab. Cyborg came back with more punches but Diaz stayed alert and worked the body. Cyborg is looking tired. Diaz landed more punches to end the round. Great, close first round. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Cyborg.
Round 2: Cyborg attempted more high kicks early and landed an inside leg kick. They traded kicks and Diaz continued to come in while Cyborg swung away. Diaz started landing punches and peppering Cyborg with jabs. More inside leg kicks from Cyborg. They then started trading elbows to the head while standing. Loud “Diaz” chant from the crowd. Diaz connected with a 1-2 combo but Cyborg came back with punches. Both fighters continuing to trade blows. Cyborg with a knee and a nice combination. Cyborg went for a thai clinch, but Diaz escaped. Cyborg took Diaz to the ground with 30 seconds left. Diaz went for the armbar and was able to lock it in forcing Cyborg to tap with only seconds left in the round.
Nick Diaz defeated Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos via submission (armbar) at 4:50 of Round 2.
After the bout, Diaz admitted to respecting the way Cyborg fights. Diaz noted that he should have checked Cyborg’s kicks better. Diaz thanked his team and when asked who he would like to fight next, Diaz simply said that he would “fight anybody.”