Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine – Live Results and Play-By-Play for Showtime Main Card

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By: Brent Brookhouse | 11 years ago
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine – Live Results and Play-By-Play for Showtime Main Card
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As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. Our live coverage will start with the Showtime Extreme coverage of the undercard fights at 8 p.m. ET and continue through the main card on Showtime starting at 10 p.m. ET. so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.

This post will cover live results and thoughts for the main card on Showtime.

The main event of the evening sees Luke Rockhold put his Strikeforce middleweight title on the line against former UFC star Keith Jardine. In the co-main event it’s Robbie Lawler taking on Adlan Amagov in a middleweight fight. Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Muhammed Lawal squares off with Lorenz Larkin in a bout with serious implications at 205. Rounding out the main card is a great welterweight fight between up-and-comers Tyron Woodley and Jordan Mein and a welterweight bout between Tyler Stinson and Tarec Saffiedine.

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The broadcast is now live.

Tyler Stinson vs. Tarec Saffiedine – Round 1 – Leg kick by Saffiedine but Stinson comes back with a nice flurry of punches. Leg kick by Stinson. Right hook gets in for Saffiedine. Head kick by Tarec is barely blocked. Stinson with a good left hand. Nice combination from Tarec. Stinson catches him with a hard elbow in the clinch and Saffiedine is hurt badly. They end up on the ground with Stinson looking to lock in the armbar but Saffiedine escapes. Overhand left by Stinson. Saffiedine is bleeding above his eye and it’s opening up the left hand of Stinson. 10-9 Stinson

Round 2 – Stinson chasing early and Tarec with a counter right. Leg kick by Stinson. Stinson with a nice combo now. Head kick by Safiedine. Stinson is just using aggression so well that Tarec can’t really get anything going. Saffiedine gets him to the ground and is on top inside the guard of Stinson. He’s working some ground and pound but not doing a ton of damage. Elbows by Tarec now as he opens up a bit. Saffiedine taking over now with the use of his elbows as he has Stinson bloodied up fairly badly. 10-9 Saffiedine.

Round 3 – Accidental low blow by Tarec right away in the round and we have a short break. Saffiedine explodes through a double leg and has the takedown. Tarec with a nice right hand and then walks Stinson to the cage to reduce his movement. Saffiedine working the punches and elbows again and Stinson really looks to have nothing off his back. Eventually they’re stood up despite Tarec appearing to be doing work. Both guys bleeding pretty badly. Stinson with a solid shot. Good opening bout and I gave the final round to Saffiedine 10-9 and the fight 29-28.

Official scorecards: 29-28 Stinson, 29-28 Saffiedine, 29-28 Saffiedine. Tarec Saffiedine wins by split decision.

Jordan Mein vs. Tyron Woodley – Round 1 – A lot of feinting and feeling out early. Woodley waits for his chance and shoots in for a takedown. Woodley keeps pushing for it but Mein defends well until the referee restarts them. Stinson with a wild right hand that Woodley ducks. Uppercut by Mein and Woodley takes him down and was trying to set up an arm triangle. Woodley retaining top position and throwing short punches. Mein tries to scramble but Woodley stays on top of him. Very good elbow by Woodley and he tries for an arm triangle again but Mein escapes to his feet. Knee in the clinch by Woodley. THe round ends and it should be a safe 10-9 Woodley round.

Round 2 – Leg kick from Mein. Good overhand right by Woodley hurts Mein. Mein stumbles back to the cage and Woodley clinches him and gets the takedown into Mein’s half guard. Woodley just controlling him now. Mein is trying to throw some elbows off his back. More of the same for basically the entire round. 10-9 Woodley.

Round 3 – Mein tries to throw a knee when Tyron shoots in, it lands a bit but Woodley takes him down of it anyway. And we’re back to it. Let’s be real, this fight is horribly boring. The crowd boos and rightfully so. They’re finally stood up, Mein throws a front kick and slips. Woodley clinches him until the fight ends. Everyone boos, I am happy the fight is over. 10-9 Woodley.

Official Scorecards: 29-28 Mein, 29-28 Woodley, 30-27 Woodley. Tyron Woodley wins by split decision.

Lorenz Larkin vs. “King” Mo Lawal – Round 1 – Mo with a jab that comes up short. no Mo shoots and quickly gets the takedown. Mo opening up with punches now. Mo is beating him up here and busting Larkin up. Lorenz has tried to find ways back to his feet but Mo is too strong with too good of balance. Kim Winslow stands them up for no real reason as Mo was working very actively. Larkin with a right hand that is blocked. Larkin opens up before the end of the round and gets in a little bit. 10-9 Lawal.

Round 2 – Mo goes for a takedown, Larkin lands a few punches but Mo is able to muscle him to the ground. Mo opening up with very big shots and Larkin is hurt, Larkin looks like he’s out and finally Kim Winslow jumps in to stop it. “King” Mo Lawal wins by TKO (punches), 1:32 of round 2.

Adlan Amagov vs. Robbie Lawler – Round 1 – Lawler comes out quickly with wild strikes and Amagov grabs him and takes him down. Lawler standing up and Amagov has his back standing. Now they’re on the ground again with Amagov on top. Amagov has Lawler turtled up and he throws a knee to the head. That’s not good. They take a point from Amagov, rightfully so. Lawler with a flying knee that misses but he unloads with punches and Amagov is out cold. Well, that’s….that’s a way to pay him back for the illegal knee. Robbie Lawler wins by KO (punches), round 1.

Strikeforce Middleweight Championship: Luke Rockhold (c) vs. Keith Jardine – Round 1 – Jardine landing a little bit early. Left kick lands. Rockhold pushing Jardine into the cage. They’re trading knees and Rockhold is getting the better of them. Elbow by Rockhold lands solid. Head kick by Rockhold just misses. Great spinning back kick by Rockhold lands to the body of Jardine. Punches by Rockhold land and now a few more drive him back. Left hand by Jardine. Rockhold catches him with a shot that may have been to the back of the head but it was in the action and not intentional so not really an illegal blow. Jardine is able to recover though. Big right hand and Jardine is hurt badly! Rockhold follows up and Jardine goes down again. A bunch of follow up shots as the ref won’t step in and finally the fight is over. Luke Rockhold wins by TKO (punches), 4:26 of Round 1.

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