Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine

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Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine
Rockhold vs Jardine fight poster.jpg
The poster for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine.
DateJanuary 7, 2012
VenueHard Rock Hotel and Casino
CityParadise, Nevada
Total gate$68,805
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine was a mixed martial arts event held by Strikeforce. The event took place on January 7, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]


Beginning with this event, the preliminary matches aired live on the Showtime Extreme channel prior to the main card airing on Showtime.[2]

Miesha Tate was expected to defend her Women's Bantamweight Championship in a rematch with former champion Sarah Kaufman on this card, but the bout never materialized.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]


Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Showtime Extreme
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
  1. ^ For the Middleweight Championship.
  2. ^ Lawal subsequently tested positive for Drostanolone in a post-fight drug test and the NSAC ruled the bout a no contest.[6]


  • 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


  1. ^ "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine". 2011-12-08.
  2. ^ "Strikeforce and Showtime announce new deal with eight events and televised prelims". 2011-12-15.
  3. ^ "Strikeforce Show Targeted For January 7, Rockhold Vs. Kennedy Expected". 2011-11-29.
  4. ^ "Luke Rockhold vs. Keith Jardine title fight targeted for Jan. 7 Strikeforce event". 2011-12-02.
  5. ^ "Bobby Green scratches; replacement sought for 'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine'". 2011-12-31.
  6. ^ "Strikeforce's 'King Mo' Lawal tests positive for anabolic steroid, fighter denies use". Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-01-17.