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Did you miss Strikeforce’s final event, despite the fact Showtime was offering it during their free weekend preview? No worries, because we’ve located the highlights from “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” for your viewing pleasure. The card was jammed packed full of underdogs, but only one longshot managed to pull through. And wouldn’t you know it, the upset special was served up in the main event. Tarec Saffiedine (Pictured) continued to batter and bruise Nate Marquardt’s lead leg with vicious kicks en route to capturing the welterweight title on Saturday night. Saffiedine will go down as Strikeforce’s last 170-pound champ (Remember that for future trivia purposes). FYI – Marquardt was a 3-to-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title. Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma hosted last night’s festivities. Please click the media player below to watch the recap: Here are the official results from last night’s fights: Preliminary Card: (Untelevised) Estevan Payan Defeated Michael Bravo via TKO (Strikes) at 4:01 in the 2ndRound Adriano Martins Defeated Jorge Gurgel via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) (Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT) Roger Gracie Defeated Anthony Smith via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 3:16 in the 2ndRound Pat Healy Defeated Kurt Holobaugh via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Tim Kennedy Defeated Trevor Smith via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:36 in the 3rdRound Ryan Couture Defeated K.J. Noons via Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) Main Card: (Showtime 10PM ET/PT) Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Defeated Ed Herman via Submission (Kimura) at 3:10 in the 1stRound Gegard Mousasi Defeated Mike Kyle via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:09 in the 1stRound Josh Barnett Defeated Nandor Guelmino via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 2:11 in the 1stRound Daniel Cormier Defeated Dion Staring via TKO (Strikes) at 4:02 in the 2ndRound Tarec Saffiedine Defeated Nate Marquardt via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) (Saffiedine captures Strikeforce welterweight title)

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine weigh-in results

Today’s Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine weigh-ins took place at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In the main event, both champion Nate Marquardt and challenger Tarec Saffiedine successfully made weight for their Strikeforce welterweight championship bout. All other competitors made weight without incident. The main card airs at 10pm EST on Showtime, while [...]

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine predictions and analysis

This weekend marks a landmark event for the Strikeforce organization. It is the final fight card on their Showtime contract, but it is also expected to serve as the final Strikeforce event of all time, as after this event the promotion is expected to be folded and merged into the UFC.

‘Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine’ Salaries Released

Wanna know one of the primary reasons Strikeforce was forced to close its doors following Saturday’s event? Well, the total disclosed payroll for “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” was an astonishing $1,153,500. According to the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission, Josh Barnett (Pictured) was the night’s highest earner. “The Warmaster” pocketed a flat $250,000 salary...

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Full Results RIP StrikeForce

      Card Weight Class Round Time Method Notes Main Welterweight  Nate Marquardt (c) def.  Tarec Saffiedine For Strikeforce Welterweight Title Main Heavyweight  Daniel Cormier def.  Dion Staring Main Heavyweight  Josh Barnett def.  Nandor Guelmino Main Light Heavyweight  Gegard Mousasi def.  Mike Kyle Main Catchweight (194lbs)  Ronaldo Souza def.  Ed Herman Preliminary...

‘Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

“Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” will be jumping off Saturday inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tonight’s festivities kick off at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT. Showtime Extreme broadcasts the card’s prelims at 8PM ET/PT. Showtime airs the night’s featured bouts at 10PM ET/PT. Spoiler Alert: Only fans with access to an east coast feed can watch...

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Results & Live Coverage

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine takes place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City and features a welterweight title fight between Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffedine as well as a co-main event heavyweight showdown between Grand Prix champ Daniel Cormier and Dion Starling as well as another 265lbs battle between Josh Barnett and Nandor Guelmino.   Check back here at...

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine Pick 'Em Contest Results

  Congratulations to Tanya Simmons who won our Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine Pick 'Em Contest via tiebreaker (she was the only person who picked the main event winner correctly).  Our netx Pick 'Em Contest will be for UFC on FX: Belfort vs Bisping on Jan 19th.  Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Nate...

Weekend in Violence 3 Stars: Saffiedine, Cormier, 'Jacare' send Strikeforce out with style

Saturday night would be the final time we would see fighters don those famous red and blue Strikeforce 8 oz. gloves. Oklahoma City, not San Jose where the company was based and saw most of it's memorable moments, would be the setting for the final show in Strikeforce history. While the promotion didn't exactly go out with a bang, it was a very stellar card from top to bottom...

Strikeforce Pay for Last Event: Barnett big winner with $250k

Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus) def. Nate Marquardt: $40,000 Daniel Cormier: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Dion Staring: $8,000 Josh Barnett: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Nandor Guelmino: $12,000 Gegard Mousasi: $175,000 (no win bonus) def. Mike Kyle: $25,000 Ronaldo Souza: $100,500 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Ed Herman: $34,000 Ryan Couture: [...]
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