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Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley is Official for April 9th Strikeforce Event

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22660/strikeforce-confirms-delay-to-heavyweight-grand-prix-diaz-vs-daley-slated-for-apr-9.mma

Nick Diaz

– 24-7-0 MMA/ 5-0 Strikeforce Record

– 9 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Marius Zaromiskis, KJ Noons, Hayato Sakurai

Paul Daley

27-9-2 MMA/ 2-0 Strikeforce Record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Dustin Hazelett, Martin Kampmann, Scott Smith

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Strikeforce officials have confirmed that the two remaining heavyweight tournament quarterfinals have been pushed back to early summer, but will still have an event for April 9th. The rumors of a welterweight championship bout between Nick Diaz and Paul Daley has been officially booked. Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley will be held at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. A lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Tatsuya Kawajiri has also been signed for the co-main event.

Nick Diaz is quickly rising up the pound-for-pound rankings riding a nine-fight win streak, the longest of his career. He has competed in both the welterweight and middleweight division, disposing of everyone in his way. Diaz defeated Mariusz Zaromskis in January of 2010 with a first round TKO stoppage to become Strikeforce’s first welterweight champion. He has since defended the belt twice against KJ Noons and most recently Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos.

Feared striker, Paul Daley gambled his title opportunity by taking a fight outside the promotion against Yuya Shirai at BAMMA 5 in the United Kingdom. Fortunately for both Daley and Strikeforce, he knocked out the current DEEP welterweight champion in less than two minutes. It was Daley’s fourth consecutive victory since being released by the UFC for sucker-punching Josh Koscheck after the final bell in May of last year.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Nick Diaz vs Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos Fight Video

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2011 in Strikeforce, Videos

 

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Ariel Helwani: Nick Diaz Post-Fight Interview

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2011 in Strikeforce, Videos

 

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Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg News and Notes/ Who or What’s Next?

News and Notes

– It was two rowdy fans that threw a water bottle and beer at Nick Diaz following his victory over Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos. Supposedly some Nick Diaz fans “took care” of the problem.

– Nick Diaz isn’t impressed with either potential next challenger – Paul Daley or Tyron Woodley

– ‘Jacare’ ready for all challengers, except Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller

– ‘Jacare’ also would like to return to the cage as soon as possible

– Herschel Walker isn’t promising a third fight yet, but if he does fight again, he wants a tougher opponent

– Walker has no desire to be an alternate in the heavyweight GP

– Coker announced the attendance at 9,059

– Jeff Monson has already been rumored to be Roger Gracie’s next opponent

– Darren Uyenoyama was in attendance Saturday night, and mentioned on Twitter that he could be fighting for Strikeforce and U.S. soil soon.

Matches to Make after Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg

  • Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley
  • Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos vs Jorge Masvidal
  • Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller
  • Robbie Lawler vs Luke Rockhold
  • Herschel Walker vs Abe Wagner
  • Roger Gracie vs Jeff Monson
  • Trevor Prangley vs Antwain Britt
  • Nate Moore vs Bobby Voelker
  • James Terry vs Roger Bowling
 

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Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Champ Nick Diaz def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:50 (retains welterweight title)
  • Champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Robbie Lawler via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:00 (retains middleweight title)
  • Herschel Walker def. Scott Carson via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:13
  • Roger Gracie def. Trevor Prangley via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:19

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Nate Moore def. Nathan Coy via KO (punches) – Round 2, 0:25
  • Isaiah Hill def. Bobby Stack via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:02
  • Ron Keslar def. Eric Lawson via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:57
  • Germaine de Randamie def. Stephanie Webber via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:25
  • James Terry def. Lucas Gamaza via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:26
  • Jenna Castillo def. Charlene Gellner via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:57
  • Anthony Dariano def. Alan Perez via unanimous decision (no scores announced)*
  • Ricky Jackson def. Niko Jackson via unanimous decision (no scores announced)*
  • Armin Safiari def. Sam Bracamonte via unanimous decision (no scores announced)*
 
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Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Quick Results, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce Adds Bobby Stack, Eric Lawson, and James Terry to their “Diaz vs Cyborg” Preliminary Card

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22133/nine-fight-preliminary-card-set-for-jan-29-strikeforce-diaz-vs-cyborg-event.mma

 

Bobby Stack

– 8-1-0 MMA/ 3-1 Strikeforce Record

– 5 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Derrick Burnsed, Jose Palacios, Cyrillo Neto

VS  ISAIAH HILL (4-7-1 MMA/ 0-2 Strikeforce Record)

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Eric Lawson

– 9-3-0 MMA/ 5-1 Strikeforce Record

– Won 5 of last 6 Fights

– Notable Wins: Waylon Kennell

VS RON KESLAR (5-3-0 MMA/ 0-2 Strikeforce Record)

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James Terry

– 8-2-0 MMA/ 3-1 Strikeforce Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: David Marshall, Zak Bucia (x2)

VS LUCAS GAMAZA (4-1-0 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut)

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Bobby Stack, Eric Lawson, and James Terry have all been added to the preliminary card for Strikeforce: “Diaz vs Cyborg”. The event takes place January 29th at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

Bobby Stack currently holds a five-fight win streak, three of those wins taking place under the Strikeforce promotion. He most recently defeated fellow prospect Derrick Burnsed by split decision at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum in June of last year. His only professional loss was to current Tachi Palace Fights featherweight champion, Issac DeJesus in February of 2008.

Eric Lawson returns nearly a year later after his upset loss to Wayne Phillips at Strikeforce Challengers 6 back in February of last year. The loss to Phillips snapped a five-fight win streak, dating back to March of 2008.

James Terry looks for his second consecutive victory under the Strikeforce banner, since losing a tough unanimous decision to top welterweight prospect Tarec Saffiedine last February. Terry defeated David Marshall at the Strikeforce: Diaz vs Noons II by unanimous decision last last October.

The complete lineup now includes:

  • Champ Nick Diaz vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (for welterweight title)
  • Champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Robbie Lawler (for middleweight title)
  • Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson
  • Roger Gracie vs. Trevor Prangley

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Nate Coy vs. Nate Moore
  • Isaiah Hill vs. Bobby Stack
  • Ron Keslar vs. Eric Lawson
  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Stephanie Webber
  • Lucas Gamaza vs. James Terry
  • Jenna Castillo vs. Charlene Gellner
  • Anthony Dariano vs. Alan Perez
  • Niko Jackson vs. Ricky Jackson
  • Sam Bracamonte vs. Armin Safiari

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler Sign New Contracts with Strikeforce

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21871/strikeforce-champ-nick-diaz-signs-multi-year-contract-extension.mma

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21894/middleweight-slugger-robbie-lawler-re-ups-with-strikeforce.mma

Nick Diaz

– 23-7-0 MMA/ 4-0 Strikeforce Record

– 8 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Marius Zaromiskis, KJ Noons, Hayato Sakurai

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Robbie Lawler

18-6-0 MMA/ 2-2 Strikeforce Record

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Matt Lindland, Melvin Manhoef, Frank Trigg

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2010 in News, Strikeforce

 

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