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Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine official as all fighters make weight

Strikeforce kicks off the new year with the first major MMA card of 2012 featuring a title fight and established fighters taking on up-and-comers. Tomorrow night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine goes down with the company hoping to start the year right after signing a new deal with Showtime. The night will be headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring champion Luke Rockhold defending his title against MMA veteran Keith Jardine. Also on the card is former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal battling the undefeated Lorenz Larkin. Plus top welterweight Tyron Woodley looks to move up the ladder, but must first get by Jordan Mein.

The event begins tomorrow night at 8PM EST on Showtime Extreme with a handful of preliminary fights, with the main card going live at 10PM EST.

Before the fighters can step into the cage though, they first had to step on the scale to make things official.

Check out video of the weigh-ins with attached results listed below:

Nah-Shon Burrell (171 lbs) vs. James Terry (171 lbs)
Gian Villante (206 lbs) vs. Trevor Smith (205 lbs)
Ricky Legere (171 lbs) vs. Chris Spang (171 lbs)
Estevan Payan (160 lbs) vs. Alonzo Martinez (160.5 lbs)
Robbie Lawler (186 lbs) vs. Adlan Amagov (186 lbs)
Mo Lawal (205 lbs) vs. Lorenz Larkin (206 lbs)
Tyron Woodley (171 lbs) vs. Jordan Mein (169 lbs)
Tyler Stinson (170 lbs) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (170 lbs)
Luke Rockhold (185 lbs) vs. Keith Jardine (185 lbs)

*PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE*

3 COMMENTS
  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Jardine scored a draw in his last fight against Mousasi despite being massively outstruck and out grappled. He secured the draw on a point deduction and 6 takedowns where he managed 2 strikes, no passes, no sub attemts and Mousasi returned to his feet everytime without damage. Although Mousasi out grappled and outstruck Jardine on the ground, 2 of the judges awarded Jardine rd 1 and with the point deduction Mousasi recieved for an up kick with little effect and no warning, it became a 10-8 rd. It is such a shame that MMA judging is so fuked up. Even though it requires energy and skill to stuff a takedown or return to your feet it goes unrewarded. A wrestler that has no intention of fighting can win a fight by constantly going for takedowns whilst the opponent gets no reward for avoiding takedowns or returning to the feet despite his blows during the grapple etc
    Anyway Im sure Jardine will put in a gritty performance for his 185 debut.
    Did you know in 1 of his last 2 wins, he fought a guy for a dec victory but there were no judges at the event. He goes from losing 5 in a row to fighting at a show with no judges and now after beating a guy thats now 8-5 at circus events, he pulls off a miracle draw and is fighting for a title in what was the 2nd biggest MMA org in the world. Quite a story. I hope he gets back on track but this fight shouldnt be happening.

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  • MickeyC says:

    I hate to say it, he’s right. I can’t think of any organization on the planet where jardine has earned a title shot. He’s riden on name value alone.

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  • JabCrossHook says:

    Logic did you notice that the referee was clearly helping out Jardine in that fight? Everytime Mousasi landed a flurry and Jardine was backing up looking dazed the referee stopped the fight on TWO occasions with no real reason. He gave Jardine ample time to rest, without those breaks he would’ve been finished in the 2nd round. Clear favoritism and I feel like they should review that fight and penalize that referee.

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