The official scorecards read 48-47, 49-47, 49-46 all for Nick Diaz who retained his Strikeforce welterweight championship.
Josh Thomson Takes Decision Over Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante
The judges scorecards read 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 all for Thomson.
Marloes Coenen Upsets Women’s Welterweight Champ Sarah Kaufman For Title With Armbar
For two rounds it looked like Strikeforce women’s welterweight champion Sarah Kaufman would retain the belt with her grappling for a decision win over Marloes Coenen. Kaufman appeared quicker in the striking department and Coenen was unsuccessful with her counterpunchs.
In the third round Coenen took Kaufman down but was quickly swept. As Kaufman attempted to open up with strikes Coenen very quickly transitioned to an armbar that forced the champion to tap and it was over just that quick.
Tyron Woodley Rolls Over Andre Galvao
In just two minutes, Tyron Woodley finished Andre Galvao at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2. Galvao ate a right hand early in the fight before defending a shot from Woodley and landing a big punch of his own. As Galvao got up it was clear that he’d been rocked. Woodley landed a few more punches and Galvao was so far gone that the referee stepped in to call an end to the bout.