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Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Results

| January 12, 2013 | 10:01 pm | Reply

StrikeforceThe final Strikeforce event started off without any big surprises but would end with a new welterweight champion being crowned. The promotion last upset saw Tarec Saffiedine grind and leg kick his way to a unanimous decision over champion Nate Marquardt.

Below the main event the only surprising things on the night was the questionable judge’s decision in the KJ Noons vs. Ryan Couture preliminary bout which aired on Showtime Extreme. It looked like the heavy-handed Noons had done enough to defeat Couture, but two of the three judges ringside thought otherwise.

The rest of the Strikeforce card went off exactly how the odds makers predicted with fighters like Daniel Cormier, Josh Barnett, Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo Souza securing quick wins. In the preliminary portion of the Strikeforce card, Tim Kennedy and Roger Gracie scored submission victories.

Here is the complete Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine results:

MAIN (Showtime)

Tarec Saffiedine defeated Nate Marquardt by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

Daniel Cormier defeated Dion Staring by 2nd round TKO (4:02)

Josh Barnett defeated Nandor Guelmino 1st round Arm-Triangle Choke Submission (2:11)

Gegard Mousasi defeated Mike Kyle by 1st round Rear-Naked Choke Submission (4:09)

Ronaldo Souza defeated Ed Herman defeated by 1st round Kimura Submission (3:10)

PRELIMINARY (Showtime Extreme)

Ryan Couture defeated KJ Noons by Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Tim Kennedy defeated Trevor Smith by 3rd round Guillotine Submission (1:36)

Pat Healy defeated Kurt Holobaugh by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Roger Gracie defeated Anthony Smith by 2nd round Arm-Triangle Choke Submission (3:16)

PRELIMINARY (Untelevised)

Adriano Martins defeated Jorge Gurgel by Unanimous Decision

Estevan Payan defeated Michael Bravo by 2nd round TKO (4:01)

With the final Strikeforce over and done with, it will be very interesting to see who gets the call to the UFC.

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