Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine
|Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine|
The poster for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine.
|Date||January 7, 2012|
|Venue||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino|
Luke Rockhold was expected to defend his Strikeforce Middleweight Championship against Tim Kennedy at this event, though an injury left Kennedy unable to compete at this event, and he was replaced by Keith Jardine in his middleweight debut. The Rockhold/Kennedy bout was rescheduled for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy that July, where Rockhold defended his title via unanimous decision.
Bobby Green was originally scheduled to face Strikeforce newcomer Alonzo Martinez at this event, but had to withdraw due to an injury. He was replaced by Estevan Payan, also making his promotional debut.
|Middleweight||Luke Rockhold (c)||def.||Keith Jardine||TKO (punches)||1||4:26||[a]|
|Light Heavyweight||Muhammed Lawal||def.||Lorenz Larkin||KO (punches)||2||1:32||[b]|
|Middleweight||Robbie Lawler||def.||Adlan Amagov||TKO (flying knee and punches)||1||1:48|
|Welterweight||Tyron Woodley||def.||Jordan Mein||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Tarec Saffiedine||def.||Tyler Stinson||Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Catchweight (160 lb)||Estevan Payan||def.||Alonzo Martinez||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Ricky Legere||def.||Chris Spang||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Gian Villante||def.||Trevor Smith||TKO (punches)||1||1:05|
|Welterweight||Nah-Shon Burrell||def.||James Terry||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
- Luke Rockhold: $90,000 (Includes $25,000 win bonus)
- Keith Jardine: $30,000
- Robbie Lawler: $150,000
- Adlan Amagov: $10,000
- Muhammed Lawal: $95,000(Includes $15,000 win bonus)
- Lorenz Larkin: $17,000
- Tyron Woodley: $60,000(Includes $30,000 win bonus)
- Jordan Mein: $9,000
- Tarec Saffiedine: $31,000 (Includes $15,500 win bonus)
- Tyler Stinson: $4,000
- Nah-Shon Burrell: $8,000 (Includes $4,000 win bonus)
- James Terry: $9,000
- Gian Villante: $20,000 (Includes $10,000 win bonus)
- Trevor Smith: $4,000
- Ricky Legere Jr.: $10,000(Includes $5,000 win bonus)
- Christopher Spang: $6,000
- Estevan Payan: $8,000 (Includes $4,000 win bonus)
- Alonzo Martinez: $5,000
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