Strikeforce Rockhold vs. Kennedy Recap: Burning Questions Facing the Promotion

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Strikeforce Rockhold vs. Kennedy Recap: Burning Questions Facing the Promotion
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On Saturday night, Strikeforce presented a fight card headlined by a middleweight title fight between Luke Rockhold and Tim Kennedy.

Rockhold was able to retain his title with a five-round, unanimous decision. In the evening's co-main event, Nate Marquardt was able to claim the vacant welterweight title by knocking out the previously unbeaten Tyron Woodley.

The full results for the fight card are below:


Luke Rockhold defeats Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision (49-46 x 3)

Nate Marquardt defeats Tyron Woodley via knockout at 1:39 of Round 4

Roger Gracie defeats Keith Jardine via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Lorenz Larkin defeats Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision  (30-27 x 3)

Pat Healy defeats Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Ryan Couture defeats Joe Duarte via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jorge Masvidal defeats Justin Wilcox via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Jordan Mein defeats Tyler Stinson via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

Jason High defeats Nate Moore via submission at 0:26 of Round 1


The promotion does not have another card scheduled until August 18. The main event on that card will see Ronda Rousey defend her Strikeforce women's bantamweight title against former champion Sarah Kaufman.

Until then, let's take a look at some questions facing Strikeforce.

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