Tune in at 10:00 PM ET for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. Rich Yang will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Welcome to Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy! Tonight’s event is being held at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.
Two titles are on the line tonight. Rockhold will defend the Strikeforce Middleweight title and the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight title will be crowned.
@throwleatherfw LOL He's been hurting for a good win. As long as Gracie doesn't take him down or take his back, it should be an interesting fight.
Tonight’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy card rundown:
MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Kennedy
WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley
MIDDLEWEIGHT: Robbie Lawler vs. Lorenz Larkin
MIDDLEWEIGHT: Keith Jardine vs. Roger Gracie
Canadian fighter and title contender - Sarah Kaufman is in the crowd and tweeting. @MMASARAH
As much as I like Sarah Kaufman, Ronda Rousey should come out on top via arm bar.
Coming up: Robbie Lawler vs. Lorenz Larkin
Looks like the fight card order changed. Originally Jardine/Gracie were supposed to kick off the card.
Former EliteXC Middleweight Champion – “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler holds a MMA record of 19-8-0 1NC, with 16 of those wins coming by the way of knockout.
Robbie Lawler has notable wins over:
Chris “Lights Out” Lytle
Murilo “Ninja” Rua
Matt “The Law” Lindland
Larenz “The Monsoon” Larkin holds a MMA record of 12-0-0 1NC, with eight of those wins coming by the way of knockout.
Larenz Larkin has notable win over:
@Grissom Strikeforce hasn't been the same since Zuffa gutted it and placed their top fighters in the UFC.
Here we go: Round 1 starts!
Both fighters are feeling out the space.
Lawler starts off the strikes with a front kick.
Both fighters are using the kicks to keep the range.
Lawler clips Larkin with a left hook. Larkin looks rocked.
Lawler coming in on Larkin. He has Larkin pinned against the cage.
Larkin tips Lawler and takes the fight to the ground. Larkins working the ground and pound.
Larkin looking to advance, but Lawler uses that moment to get back to his feet. Larkin is holding Lawler against the cage.
Lawler reverse the postion. Larkin throwing his hands and Lawler covers up. Larkin moves out.