Welcome to FightLine.com’s live coverage of Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley. You can watch the main card live on Showtime.
Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
Now, on to the action! We’ll have quick match results available for you after each preliminary fight followed by live round-by round coverage of all main card bouts by Mark Wayne of FightLine.com. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.
Casey Ryan defeated Paul Song via submission (triangle choke) at 1:39 of Round 1.
Rolando Perez defeated Edgar Cardenas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Herman Terrado defeated A.J. Matthews via TKO (punches) at 4:16 of Round 1.
Joe Duarte defeated Saad Awad via submission (armbar) at 2:45 of Round 2.
Virgil Swicker defeated Brett Albee via TKO (strikes) at 1:46 of Round 1.
Robert Peralta defeated Hiroyuki Takaya via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm
Round 1: Beerbohm clinches Aoki against the cage early. Aoki takes Beerbohm to the ground and gets his back. Aoki locks in the rear naked choke and Beerbohm taps.
Shinya Aoki defeated Lyle Beerbohm via submission in Round 1.
Gegard Mousasi vs. Keith Jardine
Round 1: Jardine takes Mousasi down early but Mousasi gets up quickly. They clinch and Mousasi lands some good punches in the midsection. They clinch against the cage again and Jardine attempts a takedown. Jardine eats a couple elbows to the head before finally securing the takedown. Mousasi gets back to his feet before being taken down to the mat. They get back to their feet and start trading blows. Mousasi starts teeing away and Jardine is in trouble. Jardine is able to take Mousasi down again. Mousasi hits an illegal upkick and the fight is paused. Jardine is given a couple minutes to recover and Mousasi is deducted a point. The fight restarts and Mousasi presses forward. The fight ends with Mousasi landing some nice blows.
Fightline.com scores the round 9-9.
Round 2: Mousasi presses forward and misses a big swing. Mousasi stuffs a takedown attempt. They trade punches and Mousasi lands a leg kick. Mousasi continues to pick away at Jardine wit jabs. Jardine scores a takedown with two minutes in the round. Mousasi is able to get back to his feet. Mousasi lands a solid jab. Jardine gets another takedown, but isn’t able to do much and Mousasi gets back to his feet. Mousasi continues to jab away as the round ends.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi.
Round 3: Mousasi continues to press forward and peg Jardine with shots. Jardine got his by a low blow and the fight was paused. The fight resumed and Mousasi continued to display his superiority on the feet. Jardine pressed Mousasi against the cage. Mousasi scores a takedown and secures a tight guillotine, but Jardine is able to escape and get back to his feet. Mousasi takes Jardine back down to the ground. Mousasi gets full mount, but Jardine wiggles out and clinches with Mousasi against the cage. Mousasi started teeing of. The ref stops the fight again to replace Jardine’s mouthpiece. The fight restarts and Mousasi continues to pick Jardine apart. Mousasi takes Jardine to the ground and starts with some ground and pound. Mousasi stays dominant on top and lands punches from the top. Jardine looks for a submission as the round comes to an end.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi.
The judges score it 29-27 Mousasi, 28-28 and 28-28 for a majority draw.
Strikeforce Lightweight Championship
Gilbert Melendez (c) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Round 1: Melendez pegged Kawajiri early and floored Kawajiri. Kawajiri quickly got back up and Melendez started teeing away with strikes and knees. Melendez landed a flurry of knees and punches and got Kawajiri’s back. Kawajiri tries to get back on his feet but Melendez stayed relentless with punches. Melendez stalks Kawajiri and tags Kawajiri with some hard shots. Melendez lands a series of hard left punches and follows up with hard right elbows taking Kawajiri out.
Gilbert Melendez defeated Tatsuya Kawajiri via TKO at 3:14 of Round 1.
After the fight, Melendez credited his camp for the fight.
Strikeforce Welterweight Championship
Nick Diaz (c) vs. Paul Daley
Round 1: Diaz eggs on Daley early on. They start teeing away and Daley looks like he landed an illegal soccer kick that wasn’t called. They get back up to their feet and Diaz survived. Diaz starts charging and they tie up in the corner. Diaz starts teeing away. Daley goes for a takedown but gets in Diaz’s guard. They are back on their feet. Diaz nails Daley with some crisp shots. Both men exchanged punches. Daley stuns Diaz and looks like he is about to end the fight. With 5 seconds left in the round, Diaz knocks Daley out.
Nick Diaz (c) defeated Paul Daley via KO at 4:55 of Round 1.