Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/5/12
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Luke Rockhold will make his first middleweight title defense when he faces Keith Jardine this Saturday. Does that excite you? How about the fact “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine” will be available during Showtime’s Free Preview weekend and you won’t have to pay a single red penny to watch the show, does that help pique your interest?

Hopefully, it does. Regardless, both of those statements are true.

The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada will host Saturday’s event. Showtime Extreme broadcasts the night’s preliminary action starting at 8PM ET/PT.

Showtime airs the card’s five featured fights beginning at 10PM ET/PT.

Here are the athletes slated to perform:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)

Ricky Legere vs. Chris Spang

Alonzo Martinez vs. Estevan Payan

Trevor Smith vs. Gian Villante

Nah-Shon Burrell vs. James Terry

Main Bouts:

(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)

Tarec Saffiedine vs. Tyler Stinson

Jordan Mein vs. Tyron Woodley

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Lorenz Larkin

Robbie Lawler vs. Adlan Amagov

Keith Jardine vs. Luke Rockhold (Strikeforce Middleweight Champion)

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