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Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine Bold Predictions

| January 6, 2012 | Reply

The first Strikeforce event of the year kicks off the 2012 year for ZUFFA with Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the promotions was saved by a late new deal with Showtime, the promotion looks to re-build and re-tool.

It’s all starts Saturday with a nine bout card headlined by a middleweight title fight between Luke Rockhold and Keith Jardine. Rockhold won the title by defeating Ronaldo Souza by unanimous decision just four months ago. The AKA fighter was set to make his first title defense against Tim Kennedy until he was removed from the card and Jardine stepped in.

Also on the main card are three bouts that could setup title shots for the vacant light heavyweight and welterweight titles. In the light heavyweight division Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal takes on Lorenz Larkin, while in the welterweight division Tyron Woodley takes on Jordan Mein and Tarec Saffiedine faces Tyler Stinson.

Main card (Showtime)

185 lbs. Championship bout: Luke Rockhold will defeat Keith Jardine by 3rd rd. TKO

185 lbs.: Robbie Lawler will defeat Adlan Amagov by 2nd rd KO

205 lbs.: Muhammed Lawal will defeat Lorenz Larkin by Unanimous Decision

170 lbs.: Jordan Mein will defeat Tyron Woodley by Unanimous Decision

170 lbs.: Tarec Saffiedine will defeat Tyler Stinson by 2nd rd. Submission

Preliminary card (Showtime Extreme)

170 lbs.: James Terry will defeat Nah-Shon Burrell

205 lbs.: Trevor Smith will defeat Gian Villante

155 lbs.: Estevan Payan will defeat Alonzo Martinez

155 lbs.: Chris Spang will defeat Ricky Legere

With this being the first major event of 2012 we clean the slate and start fresh at 0-0. I will try to track my winning percentage throughout the year and as always, if you think you can do better….. Post your picks in the comments section!

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Tags: Adlan Amagov, Alonzo Martinez, Chris Spang, Estevan Payan, Gian Villante, James Terry, Jordan Mein, Keith Jardine, Lorenz Larkin, Luke Rockhold, Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, Muhammed Lawal, Nah-Shon Burrell, Predictions, Ricky Legere, Robbie Lawler, Strikeforce, Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine, Tarec Saffiedine, Trevor Smith, Tyler Stinson, Tyron Woodley

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