Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/13/13
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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)
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