Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley will take place April 9 from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA. Caged Insider will be posting live up-to-date results as they happen here. For home viewers tune-in to Showtime at 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT.
Two belts will be on the line as Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz looks to defend his title from the heavy hands of Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley in the main bout. In the co-main event, Japanese star Tatsuya Kawajiri will look to take the lightweight belt from Gilbert Melendez in a rematch dating back from the Pride FC days.
Welterweight Championship bout: Nick Diaz (c) vs. Paul Daley
Nick Diaz defeats Paul Daley via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:57
Lightweight Championship bout: Gilbert Melendez (c) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Gilbert Melendez defeats Tatsuya Kawajiri via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:14
Light Heavyweight bout: Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle
Gegard Mousasi and Keith Jardine fight to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Lightweight bout: Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm
Shinya Aoki def. Lyle Beerbohm via submission (neck crank) – Round 1, 1:32.
Featherweight bout: Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Robert Peralta
Robert Peralta def. Hiroyuki Takaya via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
Lightweight bout: Joe Duarte vs. Saad Awad
Joe Duarte defeats Saad Awad via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:45
A.J. Matthews vs. Herman Terrado
Herman Terrado defeats A.J. Matthews via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:16
Welterweight bout: Casey Ryan vs. Paul Song
Casey Ryan defeats Paul Song via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:39
Featherweight bout: Rolando Perez vs. Edgar Cardenas
Rolando Perez defeats Edgar Cardenas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)