Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
|Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley|
A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley.
|Date||April 9, 2011|
|Venue||Valley View Casino Center|
|City||San Diego, California|
This event was originally expected to feature Alistair Overeem vs. Fabrício Werdum and Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers, the two remaining quarter-final fights in the Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. Both the event and the fights were listed on Strikeforce's official site. However, on March 2, 2011, Scott Coker confirmed the bouts were being moved to the Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum event to be held in Dallas, Texas, on June 18 with Overeem & Barnett winning the rescheduled bouts.
Mike Kyle was scheduled to face Gegard Mousasi, but withdrew from the bout on March 31, 2011, due to a broken hand. Keith Jardine agreed to step in on one week's notice to fight Mousasi. The Mousasi/Kyle bout finally took place at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine in January 2013, where Mousasi submitted Kyle with a rear naked choke in the first round.
This is the last non-Challengers Strikeforce event to feature men's bouts in weight classes below lightweight.
The event drew an estimated average of 528,000 viewers, however peaked at 806,000 viewers.
|Welterweight||Nick Diaz (c)||def.||Paul Daley||TKO (punches)||1||4:57||[a]|
|Lightweight||Gilbert Melendez (c)||def.||Tatsuya Kawajiri||TKO (elbows)||1||3:14||[b]|
|Light Heavyweight||Gegard Mousasi||vs.||Keith Jardine||Draw (majority) (29–27, 28–28, 28–28)||3||5:00||[c]|
|Lightweight||Shinya Aoki||def.||Lyle Beerbohm||Submission (neck crank)||1||1:33|
|Middleweight||Casey Ryan||def.||Paul Song||Submission (triangle choke)||1||1:39|
|Catchweight (140 lbs)||Rolando Perez||def.||Edgar Cardenas||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Herman Terrado||def.||AJ Matthews||KO (punch)||1||4:16|
|Lightweight||Joe Duarte||def.||Saad Awad||Submission (armbar)||2||2:45|
|Heavyweight||Virgil Zwicker||def.||Brett Albee||TKO (strikes)||1||1:46|
|Featherweight||Robbie Peralta||def.||Hiroyuki Takaya||Decision (split) (30–27, 30–27, 28–29)||3||5:00|
Nick Diaz: $175,000 (no win bonus) def. Paul Daley: $65,000
Gilbert Melendez: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Tatsuya Kawajiri: $97,612.50
Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 drew Keith Jardine: $25,000
Shinya Aoki: $73,637.50 (no win bonus) def. Lyle Beerbohm: $10,000
Robert Peralta: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Hiroyuki Takaya: $2,740
Virgil Zwicker: $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Brett Albee: $1,000
Joe Duarte: $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Saad Awad: $1,500
Herman Terrado: $1,500 ($500 win bonus) def. A.J. Matthews: $1,000
Rolando Perez: $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Tom Peterson: $1,000
Casey Ryan: $2,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Paul Song: $750
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