Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine Wrap-UpPosted on January 8, 2012, 12:10 AM by Joey Santosus
Strikeforce produced it's first offering of 2012 tonight, with an entertaining line-up from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reigning Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold made his first successful title defense in the headlining bout, stopping Keith Jardine in the opening round. In the co-main event, former Light Heavyweight title holder Muhammed Lawal knocked out Lorenz Larkin, while heavy-handed veteran Robbie Lawler finished Adlan Amagov with a well-timed flying knee. Also victorious was undefeated Welterweight Tyron Woodley, taking a split decision win over Jordan Mein, as well as Team Quest's Tarec Saffiedine, who edged out Tyler Stinson on the judges' scorecards.
Up next for Rockhold is expected to be former title contender, Tim Kennedy, who was replaced by Jardine in tonight's main event due to injury. The once-beaten champ now extends his current winning streak to eight, which includes a victory over Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza to claim the title back in October.
Full Results (via FightoftheNight.com):
Luke Rockhold defeats Keith Jardine by TKO at 4.26mins Of Rd1
Robbie Lawler defeats Adlan Amagov by TKO at 1.48mins of Rd1
Muhammed Lawal defeats Lorenz Larkin by TKO at 1.32mins of Rd2
Tyron Woodley defeats Jordan Mein by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Tarec Saffiedine defeats Tyler Stinson by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Nah-Shon Burrell defeats James Terry by split decision
Gian Villante defeats Trevor Smith by TKO in Rd1
Ricky Legere defeats Chris Spang by unanimous decision
Estevan Payan defeats Alonzo Martinez by unanimous decision