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Sunday, Jul 15, 2012

Rockhold Defends With Decision Win Over Kennedy, Marquardt KOs Woodley To Take Welterweight Belt

Rockhold kicking Kennedy (photo: Esther Lin / Showtime)

By FCF Staff

Luke Rockhold defended his Strikeforce middleweight title tonight in Portland, Oregon, by working his way to a unanimous decision win over challenger Tim Kennedy. All three judges scored the five round fight 49-46 in the American Kickboxing Academy fighter’s favor.

In the card’s other title fight, Nate Marquardt laid claim to the promotion’s vacant welterweight bout, by knocking out Tyron Woodley with a vicious combination in the fourth round.

Kennedy (left) and Rockhold exchanging (photo: Esther Lin / Showtime)

A victorious Marquardt (photo: Esther Lin / Showtime)

Here are the results from the event.

Luke Rockhold def. Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Nate Marquardt def. Tyron Woodley via KO (elbows, punches) R4, 1:39
Roger Gracie def. Keith Jardine via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Lorenz Larkin def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Pat Healy def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ryan Couture def. Joe Duarte via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jorge Masvidal def. Justin Wilcox via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Jordan Mein def. Tyler Stinson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jason High def. Nate Moore via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 0:26

Marquardt blasting Woodley (photo: Esther Lin / Showtime)

Gracie (right) being awarded the decision over Jardine (photo: Esther Lin / Showtime)

Larkin kicking Lawler (photo: Esther Lin / Showtime)

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:46 am
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