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Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy weigh-ins take place; Rockhold hits mark on second try

Luke Rockhold, the reigning Strikeforce middleweight champion, needed to burn off half-a-pound to make his bout with Tim Kennedy official.

Rockhold did, hitting the 185-pound mark for his title defense with Kennedy Saturday night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. The main card airs on Showtime, with the Rockhold-Kennedy contest taking the featured spot.

Nate Marquardt and Tyron Woodley will collide in the co-main event for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title. Both fighters came in at 169.5 for their encounter.

STRIKEFORCE: ROCKHOLD VS. KENNEDY WEIGH-INS

For Strikeforce Middleweight Championship:
Luke Rockhold (185 pounds) vs. Tim Kennedy (184.5)

For Strikeforce Welterweight Championship:
Nate Marquardt (169.5) vs. Tyron Woodley (169.5)

Roger Gracie (186) vs. Keith Jardine (185.5)

Lorenz Larkin (186) vs. Robbie Lawler (186)

*Pat Healy (156) vs. Mizuto Hirota (156)

*Ryan Couture (155.5) vs. Joe Duarte (155.5)

*Jorge Masvidal (156) vs. Justin Wilcox (155.5)

*Jordan Mein (170) vs. Tyler Stinson (170.5)

*Jason High (171) vs. Nate Moore (171)

*On prelim card, which airs on Showtime Extreme

6 COMMENTS
  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Very good card.
    All its missing is that fight to excite the ave fan.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Nate all night.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Yep.

    Tim’s turn next.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    It’s a vicious but beautiful thing when a fighter has his opponent out on the feet and backs away before the ref even needs to intervene.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Like squaring up a 95 mile per hour fastball.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Damn. Thought Tim would be able to outwork Luke and eventually hit a switch. Just didn’t happen… whether the gameplan was too conservative or (more likely) Rockhold’s length was just too much, it wasn’t Tim’s night. Bleh.

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