twitter google

“Strikeforce: Rockhold Vs. Jardine” Results

Welcome to’s live coverage of Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air live on Showtime while the preliminary card will air on Sho Extreme.

Now, on to the action! We’ll have live round-by round coverage of all preliminary and main card bouts updated every few minutes. Remember to keep refreshing this page for the most up to date results.


Estevan Payan vs. Alonzo Martinez

Round 1: Martinez starting things off aggressively, both men now planting their feet and swinging away. Not exactly a striking clinic being put on by either man, but both are fighting aggressively and getting in their shots. Martinez shoots and Payan defends, attacking while defending. Payan puts together a hard three-piece; he’s starting to run away some with the striking exchanges, landing more clean and precise shots, while Martinez just ducks his head and wings away. Martinez presses Payan into the fence, but Payan defends and explodes away. Payan feeding Martinez straight shots down the pipe, followed by kicks.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Payan

Round 2: Martinez getting beat to the punch still. He gets his mouthpiece knocked out early on by a straight right from Payan. Martinez isn’t really showing much damage from the assault, but he’s getting his head popped back by Payan’s punches. Payan fires off a knee to the body when Martinez shoots for a takedown; it lands flush, but Martinez seems to shake it off. Payan not really pushing the pace, but he’s controlling the fight clearly, stuffing Martinez’s takedowns and sticking him with flush shots repeatedly. Payan lands a nice counter right uppercut that gives Martinez pause. Payan continues to beat Martinez up until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Payan
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. Martinez trying to pit something together, but his striking is still coming awkward and telegraphed. Payan avoids most of Martinez’s offense and fires back with hard punches. Payan isn’t fighting with great urgency, but he’s getting the better of things. Payan stuffs a takedown. Martinez desperately lunging for the takedown and Payan just shucks him off. Payan tagging away at a bleeding Martinez, popping his head back with hard jabs. Payan sprawls again and works some ground and pound as the round wanes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Payan

Estevan Payan defeated Alonzo Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ricky Legere vs. Chris Spang

Round 1: They touch gloves and Spang takes to circling on the outside. Legere scoops Spang up and promptly deposits him to the mat. Spang active from his back, preventing Legere from getting off with much more than short shots to the ribs. Spang unable to free himself, though he’s trying. Legere passes to side control. Spang recovers half and then full guard. This round has mostly been a stalemate, with Spang stifling Legere and vice versa. Spang kicks to his feet with just under fifty seconds to go. He fires off a head kick and sneaks in a few punches before Legere closes the distance again. Spang drops for the guillotine before the bell; it’s close but he makes it.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 2: In progress

Round 2: Spang more aggressive with his punches. He throws a lunging knee to the body that lands, but opens him up for the takedown. Legere presses him into the fence. More of the same from last round, with Legere riding it out in guard and Spang preventing him from getting off much offense. Legere passes to side control briefly, but Spang recovers quickly. The referee stands them up with under two minutes to go. Spang goes to work immediately, firing off a three-piece but getting a little to overzealous with a spinning backfist and leaving himself for Legere to dive in for the takedown. He picks Spang up after a brief battle for position against the cage and then slams him to the mat after carrying him like Matt Hughes. Once down, Spang latches up half guard and it stays there.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Legere

Round 3: Spang working straight punches to start and he stops a takedown by Legere. Spang putting his shots together, landing a hard knee to the midsection. Spang with a hard overhand right. Spang goes to the body. Legere goes for and gets the takedown though. Legere sitting in Spang’s guard, Spang doing well still to control his posture. The ref stands them up. Spang goes back to work, firing off punches and defending teh takedown. Legere is relentless though and drives Spang into the cage. Legere locks his hands and gets Spang down again. Spang gets to his feet again and avoids the takedown. He gets Legere’s back and slaps on a rear naked choke, but Legere defends. Spang high on his back as the round closes. Leger shakes him and takes side control, then mount.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Legere

Ricky Legere defeated Chris Spang via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Gian Villante vs. Trevor Smith

Round 1: They touch gloves and immediately Villante sweeps Smith when he goes for a takedown. Smith gets up, but Villante makes him pay, bullying him into the fence and landing short punches and knees. They break. Villante lands a hard leg kick and left hook. Villante is just overpowering Smith, catching a kick and knocking him to the mat. Smith is trying to defend and reverse, but Villante holds the position and pounds away at him. The ref jumps in and stops the fight, saving a clearly hurt Smith. Maybe a little early, but the fight seemed on its way to that ending anyway.

Gian Villante defeated Trevor Smith via TKO (strikes) 1:05 of round 1

Nah-Shon Burrell vs. James Terry

Round 1: They touch gloves and set up in the center. Terry clips Burrell low, but he pushes past it. Burrell landing some hard punches and kicks, Terry keeping him honest with a hard overhand right. Burrell pushing forward, but Terry changes levels and hits a takedown. Terry controlling Burrell well against the cage. Burrell works to his feet, but Terry stays on him and drags him down with a single, landing in full mount. Burrell sits right out of it, but Terry is on him like glue, working to take his back near the fence. Burrell defends, but Terry is relentless, working for a single against the fence and completing it when Burrell tries and fails to hit the switch. Burrell is up, and they break briefly before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Terry
Round 2: They touch gloves again. Terry tries a high kick that Burrell sees coming and avoids. Burrell showing good instincts on the feet. Terry connects with a right hand though and drives in for the takedown, completing it against the fence. Terry working to take Burrell’s back as he stands up. Burrell gets up and fires a knee on the break. Terry doing better striking, landing a good uppercut in a combination. Burrell looks tentative, maybe worried about the wrestling. Terry with a nice straight right, Burrell counters but doesn’t follow up. Terry initiates the clinch and presses Burrell into the cage. Burrell muscles out of it and goes on the attack, landing a good knee. Terry fires back with big punches and misses. Terry shoots and briefly gets Burrell down, then drives through and makes sure he stays there until the bell. Terry lands a hard punch and Burrell stands.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Terry
Round 3: They touch gloves for the final frame. Burrell is walking Terry down, wading in with single shots. He clips Terry with a good one and pins him against the fence, firing off a few more hard punches. Burrell is stalking after Terry, but still only firing mostly single shots at a time. Terry gets comfortable for a moment, and Burrell goes after him wildly, throwing winging punches and flying knees, some of which land. They trade leg kicks, Terry having weathered the assault. Terry moving away from Burrell, not looking to engage. Burrell lands a stinging right hand that puts Terry on his heels. Burrell with another hard right. Terry hanging in there, fighting back now. He goes for the takedown, driving Burrell into the cage with thirty to go. Burrell tries for a guillotine that Terry easily avoids.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Burrell

Nah-Shon Burrell defeated James Terry via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

That’s a sketchy call.. Terry leaves the cage in a fury.


Tarec Saffiedine vs. Tyler Stinson

Round 1: No glove touch here. Stinson coming out aggressively, feeding him some straight shots. Saffiedine defending well, but moving backward. Saffiedine adjusts and lands a good right hand, followed by a leg kick. They go back and forth with leg kicks. Tarec goes high with a kick that Stinson blocks at the last moment. Saffiedine in rhythm, countering well while circling away and avoiding Stinson’s range. Saffiedine lands a right hand and a right head kick. Saffiedine pops Stinson’s head back with a front kick to the face. Saffiedine presses him into the fence, but gets lazy on the break and eats a mean elbow from Stinson that puts Saffiedine on wobbly legs. Saffiedine gets hold of Stinson and presses him into the cage again, taking him down after he throws a knee. Stinson threatens with an armbar, but Saffiedine defends and they get to their feet. Saffiediene is bleeding badly from the right eye, Stinson is stalking after him and taking him apart. Saffiedine holding on, he’ll make it to the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stinson

Round 2: Stinson right back on the March, walking Saffiedine down. Saffiedine is still looking to counter, but he’s more tentative now. Stinson chasing Saffiedine down, putting him on the run with some hard punches and a head kick. Stinson is taking his time and staying patient. Saffiedine lands a one-two and drives in for a nice takedown after, planting Stinson against the fence. Saffiedine getting in some hard short shots to the head and body, while Stinson tries to defend. Saffiedine dropping some elbows, Stinson looks bloodied. The round winds down with Saffiedine on top going to work with ground and pound, stifling Stinson completely from the top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine

Round 3: Saffiedine hits Stinson low right off the bat and they take a quick break to allow him to recover. After a brief exchange, Saffiedine powers into a double leg and dumps Stinson to the mat. Stinson trying very hard to make space, go for a submission or extricate himself, but Saffiedine keeps him pinned. Saffiedine’s assault has become less threatening and less constant, but Stinson looks to be unable to get his feet. Either Saffiedine or Stinson’s cuts – maybe both of them – have opened up, blood now splattered over both men. They get stood up. Saffiedine with a knee, Stinson comes back with a left hook. Stinson charging after Saffiedine, keeping him on his heels until the end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine

Tarec Saffiedine defeated Tyler Stinson via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Tyron Woodley vs. Jordan Mein

Round 1: Mein working the center of the cage. Woodley drives for the takedown and Mein does well in avoiding it, though Woodley stays on him. The referee separates them after Woodley lats against Mein on the cage for a spell without getting the takedown. Mein doing well on his feet, cutting off Woodley’s footwork and landing some good shots occasionally. Woodley gets a nice takedown and threatens with an arm triangle that Mein defends. Woodley in half guard, but not doing much more than holding Mein down. Mein trying to squirm free, but Woodley is doing just enough to keep him down. Mein escapes to his feet when Woodley goes for the arm triangle again. Mein can’t get anything off before Woodley closes the distance and lands a knee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

Round 2: Woodley threatens to catch a kick right away, then cracks Mein with a right hand. Woodley comes forward aggressively, grating Mein against the fence. Woodley hits the trip and lands in half guard. Mein recovers guard and Woodley settles back into doing just enough to keep the fight from getting stood up. Mein keeping himself safe, but can’t get much off from his back other than a few elbows. Mein works a high guard briefly, but Woodley just stifles him, continuing to blanket from the top. And that’s how the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

Round 3: Mein tries for a knee; Woodley avoids the brunt of it and gets Mein down, scooting him against the cage where he presumably looks to hold him down for the rest of the round. Just over three minutes to go and they’ve moved position slightly, having scooted away from the cage some. Woodley just content to lay and pray from the top, staying busy enough but never truly threatening. The silent crowd is now growing restless. Woodley thinks about ground-and-pound briefly, but Mein might get up so he hangs on him. Mein trying to work a keylock from the guard and the ref stands them up. Mein slips and loses balance after trying a front kick. Woodley drives in for the takedown again, pressing Mein into the cage. Mein briefly throws Woodley off balance, but Woodley pops right up and holds him against the cage. They trade a few knees before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley

The crowd boos heavily.

Tyron Woodley defeated Jordan Mein via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Lorenz Larkin

Round 1: No glove touch between these two. Lawal shoots for the takedown quickly and dumps Larkin to the mat with ease. Lawal posturing up and looking to land ground and pound. Lawal stifling Larkin against the fence, Larking trying to sweep from half guard. Larkin tries to sit up and Lawal drags him back down. Lawal taking his time, but landing significant punches from the top. Lawal teeing off on what looks to be a clearly outmatched Larkin. The referee stands them up mid-assault for some reason, giving Larkin a gift with a minute to go. Larkin circling away, Lawal standing in front of him. Larkin lands a straight and chases after Lawal with a pair of hooks that miss before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lawal

Round 2: King Mo tries to get a takedown behind an overhand right, but Larkin defends. Lawal shoots for a single that Larkin defends well, even landing some good punches as Lawal works for it, but Mo eventually gets him to the mat and against the cage. Lawal posts up and starts to fire off with hard right hands. Larkin is fading, he eventually goes out and the ref calls it.

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal defeated Lorenz Larkin via TKO (strikes) at 1:32 of round 2

King Mo gets on the ref for not stopping the fight early enough, but he says that he understands that she wanted to give Larkin every chance he could to recover, since he would want every chance himself.

Robbie Lawler vs. Adlan Amagov

Round 1: They touch gloves and Lawler takes the center, wading in behind bombs immediately. Amagov avoids and hits a takedown immediately. Lawler to his feet, but Amagov stays on him and takes him down again. Amagov in half guard; Lawler gets hit with an illegal knee to the head and the fight is halted. Amagov is docked a point for the illegal shot and the fight restarts after Lawler gets to his feet. Amagov apologizes and they get to it back on their feet. Lawler jumps in with a knee that clips Amagov and sends him down, Lawler overshoots but has enough time to turn around and seal it with a few punches.

Robbie Lawler defeated Adlan Amagov via TKO (strikes) at 1:48 of round 1


Luke Rockhold vs. Keith Jardine

For the Strikeforce middleweight championship

Round 1: No glove touch to start out this title fight. Jardine comes out of the gates hot, not landing much but pressuring. They trade kicks, gauging range. Jardine steps in and eats a shot. Rockhold comes in with a flying knee and Jardine catches it, fighting for the single. Rockhold defends and turns Jardine into the fence, working knees. Rockhold keeping Jardine pinned against the cage, they’re both trading knees, with Rockhold getting the better of it. Rockhold lands an elbow on the break. Rockhold lands a spinning back kick flush to the midsection after Jardine eggs him on. Jardine pushes in and Rockhold counters. Jardine on his heels, but he catches Rockhold with a hard right. Rockhold shakes it off and continues to work the outside. Rockhold with a body kick. Jardine with a pair of good leg kicks that Rockhold shakes his head at. They both dig in and trade, with Rockhold catching Jardine behind the ear with a hard right that briefly drops him. Jardine back up and fighting, countering well off of a kick. Rockhold lands a stiff right hand counter that staggers Jardine. He chases him down and pours it on with more punches, never relenting as Jardine wilts against the cage. Rockhold beats on Jardine until the ref stops the fight, a few punches too late.

Luke Rockhold defeated Keith Jardine via TKO (strikes) at 4:26 of round 1

Like Strikeforce lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez, Rockhold calls for Zuffa to bring over some of the UFC’s best to challenge for his title in order to determine who’s the best.