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Strikeforce delivers highlight video for Luke Rockhold-Keith Jardine

Strikeforce has posted a highlight reel for Saturday night’s upcoming Luke Rockhold-Keith Jardine main event fight from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rockhold will make his first title defense against Jardine, a former UFC fighter who has worked his way back into contention through a handful of solid showings at 205 pounds.

Rockhold, the AKA-trained fighter, claimed the title in 2011 by outpointing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and sports a career record of 8-1. He is a perfect 7-0 since joining Strikeforce, including wins over Paul Bradley and Jesse Taylor.

Jardine is 17-9-2 overall, including a 2-0-1 mark since 2010. He holds past victories over Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.

Also set for Saturday night’s lineup, Robbie Lawler takes on Adlan Amagov, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal meets Lorenz Larkin, Tyron Woodley battles Jordan Mein, and Tarec Saffiedine locks horns with Tyler Stinson. The main card will take place on Showtime while the four-fight preliminary portion will be seen on Showtime Extreme.

Check out the video below to enjoy Rockhold and Jardine’s highlights:

13 COMMENTS
  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Didnt watch the vid. Would be way to long if it shows all of Jardines recent losses. I think he did come away with a draw though. Although fight metric has it 29-27 Mousasi after the points deduction and a staggering 409-104 on their scoring with Mousasi landing 7x the strikes and passing, mounting and attemting a sub, none of which Jardine did. The only stat Jardine beat Mousasi was in takedowns 6-3 but he did nothing with them. The point deduction was given without warning albeit a sure foul. Jardine should be 6-9 from his last 15 but thanks to a “miracle” he is 7-8 from his last 15. Now a guy who cant string more than 2 wins in a row and has lost more than he has won gets a shot at the SF title. Seriously before ZUFFA took over SF some of the dec made by the company were poor but now they are insane. Jardine should be fighting Alexander in a rematch in Cage Destroyers 3: Lithuania, or something and not going for a title in MMAs top orgs. Can I please have one of my fav sports with credibility? Cuz this shit is a joke.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    …more than hes won in his last 15…

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  • MCM says:

    His last 15!? Where do you come up with these numbers? How about he’s 2-0-1 in his last three or 2-2-1 in his last five since title shots are given based off a three to five fight streak. But even with those numbers, you’re right,he still shouldn’t be getting a title shot. And I say that as a Jardine fan.
    SF belts has been completely meaningless for years. It’s not like title holders get the best competition. KJ Noons got a shot going 0-0 at WW, Cyborg Santos got one as a .500 fighter by going 1-0 at WW, and Overeem had 7 fights in 2.5 years and never once defended his SF belt until he fought Rogers who got a shot coming off a loss, so I don’t think you can blame Zuffa for SF doing “business as usual”.

    The video was pretty good though. Nice highlights of both Jardine and Rockhold as well as Robbie, and King Mo.

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  • Sykotick says:

    Lmao seriously Logic??
    You have a serious anti-Zuffa hard-on.
    Strikeforce’s titles have rarely (if ever) been contended for under what people would consider logical terms. As MCM said with rogers, cyborg, and noons.
    You never had a problem with it before, matter o fact, you defended those title fights on here, but now that Forza owns it, this is new to the company and total bullshit??
    A little consistency yo,

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    The only title shot that was anywhere near as bad was Santos vs Diaz and I cant remember justifying it. Yes Im anti ZUFFA. The reason being all the spin, lies, exclusive contracts, preventing fights, ruthless and unfair treatment of fighters and competing organisations and not to mention how much of a hypocrite they are.
    Now to you two, are YOU justifying this title shot? How bout some consistancy from you buddy boy, you have a hard on for the UFC. I have a hard on for calling a spade a spade and this title shot is the worst to have happened in SF and UFC history imo. Rogers and Noons were justified 10x what Jardines is. Like MCM said Jardine has lost 2-3 (imo and reality) and his victories were against nobodies in circus events. The guy was dropped from the UFC for losing 5 from 7 if I recall. Noons was 10-2 and coming off 6 in a row, including a win over Diaz so fuk off and dont be stupid. Rogers was 10-1 before his shot and a top 10, so again, fuk off. Like I said SF made stupid decisions before but this is by far the worst. Santos going for the title was close but even he had a better record leading into that clash.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    I mean for you to attack the Santos fight and SF was fine was it? Now for me to point out that now that ZUFFA has purchased SF it has gotten far worse is not?
    MCM it is based off your last 5 if you are a top of the heap fighter and your victories were significant. You know this. Some fighters win 20 in a row and still must fight others before even considered. Jardine was destroyed by Mousasi, look up the stats. Jardine still should have lost if Mousasi was deducted 2 points. Now he gets a title shot when guys such as Mayhem, Lawler, Souza, Kennedy, Misaki and others would have been more justified.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    This is a poor, very,very poor decision and I doubt this fight would have ever been considered if ZUFFA had not purchased SF, pillaged their stocks and if Jardine was not a ZUFFA company man.

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  • edub says:

    It’s a shame you write so much without doing any research. The fight was first given to Tim Kennedy, but he got hurt. Jardine took it on about a month and a half notice because Lawler just lost to Kennedy, not many people want to see an immediate rematch, and they literally have nobody else top tier at 185. Misaki isn’t a SF fighter, isn’t sanctioned in the US right now, and wouldn’t have been much better than Jardine. Mayhem isn’t in SF anymore, and there is no fan interest to see him fight for any title after the performance he had against Bisping.

    But you know, don’t let facts or LOGIC (in big ol’ capital letters just for you) get in the way of a pissing contest between you and your imaginary enemy.

    Besides that there are plenty of other things to argue about that you said (Noons being more deserving after never competing at 170, and Jardine somehow being “destroyed” by Mousasi), but I already broke my own personal rule to never respond to you on this forum. As you are the epitome of a troll. So you can have those.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    EDUB.
    Research this, ZUFFA = SF and UFC. Mayhem is ZUFFA just like Cung Le. WTF? You are smarter than that I hope. You give other reasons for Lawler and Kennedy as if a title shot for Jardine is justified but Misaki not being a SF fighter has not stopped Monson or in fact MISAKI fighting for Strikeforce. ZUFFA could have had A.Silva fight Rockhold if they wanted to, so to say they could keep Mayhem in SF is laughable. Sure Kennedy is injured now but they could have waited, why not? Souza could have been persuaded to rematch, Lawler lost but STILL would have been more justified, Cung Le would have made perfect sense
    I dont mind it when you make a fool of yourself EDUB but after insulting me it makes you look even more foolish. Mmmmm mmmm! Delicious. Noons had competed at 170 but Jardine hasnt at 185 you clown. Hahaha!
    RESEARCH buddy.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Ohh and Mousasi landed 7x the strikes and like I said Fight Metric has the final score 409 to 104 or something giving the fight 29-27 to Mousasi after deducting the point. I think destroyed is.appropriate considering the stats I RESEARCHED.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    EDUB you dont respond to me cuz I make you look foolish, point out your flaws in argument and hold up a mirror. So I guess I can see why. I am open for debate or a pissing contest over your hate of the old SF but support of the new SF. I have gone a little the other way since Diaz, Mayhem,.Overeem, Hendo and the Dream co-pro have gone and since Jardine gets an automatic title shot even though the massive resources of ZUFFA now back them up. I didnt realixe being a troll was pointing out facts though.

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  • edub says:

    OH DID YOU RESEARCH ITT!? OH DID YOU LOOK AT FIGHT METRIC AND IT MADE EVERYTHING BETTER??! DO YOU THINK TYPING EVERYTHING IN CAPITAL LETTERS MAKES YOU RIGHT?!?!

    Cung Le is a SF fighter, he did not want to stay with Strikeforce (his words). The same amount of people who don’t care about Jardine, don’t give a shit about Souza. So Jacare getting an immediate rematch was never going to happen. Keeping Rockhold on the shelf for more time when he is a decent draw for Showtime (not to mention he doesn’t want a lot of time between fights anymore) is stupid and unfair to Luke.

    Now just to pick apart most of your opinion point by point, just because I can:

    “Research this, ZUFFA = SF and UFC.” – Yes to a point. However, they do not share the same contracts so cross over fights have to be renegotiated. So just putting that down blindly as sometype of magical winning point isn’t valid.

    “Mayhem is ZUFFA just like Cung Le. WTF?”- Mayhem and Cung Le are under contract to the UFC. Nothing to do with Strikeforce. Plus Mayhem just fought, and looked horrible. Cung Le publicly said the only way he would return to the cage was if it was with the UFC.

    “You are smarter than that I hope.” Well, I am a lot smarter than you.

    “You give other reasons for Lawler and Kennedy as if a title shot for Jardine is justified but Misaki not being a SF fighter has not stopped Monson or in fact MISAKI fighting for Strikeforce. “- Monson is a US citizen, and has been sanctioned a few times in the US this past year alone. Kazuo has fought twice in the US in his entire career, and none in the past two years. Plus his record in his past 5 fights are close to a mirror image of Keith’s. Still nothing valid coming from your side.

    “ZUFFA could have had A.Silva fight Rockhold if they wanted to, so to say they could keep Mayhem in SF is laughable.”- Yes they could have, they could also have just had Jacare fight Anderson. The problem is neither were a draw, and there are much better competitors that are a part of the UFC roster. If they didn’t have Overeem, Diaz, or Hendo fight for the title right away; there is no way Rockhold would have. The remark about Mayhem makes no sense.

    “Lawler lost but STILL would have been more justified”- No he wouldn’t have. He’s lost his last two fights, and is 1-3 in his last 4.

    “I dont mind it when you make a fool of yourself EDUB but after insulting me it makes you look even more foolish.”- The problem is I don’t look foolish. Everything I said is valid. It makes sense, and is based in fact. Nothing you bring to the table has any weight to it. You are a joke, and nobody here takes anything you say seriously. You say things to get a rise out of people, which is what the term “troll” was invented for.

    Hell you even give the screen handle “MMALOGIC” a bad name, when compared to the others on sites like the UG and so on.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    TROLLING.

    “Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,[2]extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog”

    To say Jardine does not deserve a title shot is not extraneous or off topic. To defend Fedor by pointing out how many top 10s he has faced isnt. To point out that SF was doing well prior to ZUFA purchase whilst people attack its every move isnt trolling, to point out Noons was 6 staight including a win over the champ before his shot isnt trolling, to point out ZUFA preveted fights from happening including Fedor vs Couture is not trolling, to say that Dana mainly talks spin with his companies interest at heart is not trolling, to say Diaz is a top fighter when people try to tear him down is not trolling. Well no more than saying Fedor hasnt fought anyone, SF is a joke and is going to fail, Noons doesnt deserve a title shot, Overeem is a joke but Fedors scared of him and so on now is it? SF has gone downhill since the ZUFFA purchase, Jardine should not be getting a title shot. These are my points. Do you disagree? Do you think Jardine drew with Mousasi despite the stats? You see I am giving topical discussion and I am open to debate on it. This is not trolling, this is me basing argument on facts, stats and opinion. This is what I believe and not just an attempt at provoking an emotional response by insulting or saying something like “MMA fighters are all dumb”

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