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Strikeforce: Marquardt Vs. Saffiedine Results

Strikeforce will close its doors for good this evening, as Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine takes place from Oklahoma City.

In the main event, Nate Marquardt will defend his Strikeforce welterweight title for the first – and last – time against Tarec Saffiedine.

Daniel Cormier meets Dion Staring in the co-main event, while Josh Barnett, Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo Souza compete on the main card, as well.

Many of the top Strikeforce fighters have already signed contracts with the UFC, and wins this evening could help those that have not earn spots on the roster.

Below are quick results from the card, while complete coverage can be found over on


Strikeforce Welterweight Championship
Tarec Saffiedine def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) to become Strikeforce welterweight champion

Daniel Cormier def. Dion Staring via TKO (strikes) at 4:02 of Round 2

Josh Barnett def. Nandor Guelmino via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:11 of Round 1

Gegard Mousasi def. Mike Kyle via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:09 of Round 1

Ronaldo Souza def. Ed Herman via submission (kimura) at 3:10 of Round 1

PRELIMINARY CARD (Showtime Extreme)

Ryan Couture def. K.J. Noons via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Tim Kennedy def. Trevor Smith via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:36 of Round 3

Pat Healy def. Kurt Holobaugh via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Roger Gracie def. Anthony Smith via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:16 of Round 2

Jorge Gurgel vs. Adriano Martins def. Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Estevan Payan def. Michael Bravo via TKO (strikes) at 4:01 of round two

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