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post #10 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean in charge of this middleweight title fight. Jardine comes out firing his awkward punches and low kicks. Southpaw Rockhold in the center and feeling his opponent out early. Jardine misses on a big overhand. Rockhold leaps in with a knee and moves into the clinch. Jockeying for position and knees traded inside. Crowd showing mixed support for both fighters as the two work in the clinch. Rockhold lands an elbow as they break away. Jardine throws a few kicks to the body. Rockhold evading well early. Straight punches land for Rockhold. Rockhold misses a spinning kick to the body, but he's opening up a bit. Jardine wings another big overhand but misses. Punches traded in a flurry. Jardine hits the deck but pops quickly back to his feet. Jardine rushes forward but gets caught again. Rockhold swarming, and Jardine is hurt. Rockhold unleashes punches to a downed Jardine. Fight looks like it could be stopped. Jardine somehow gets back to his feet, but Rockhold continues to unload and sends him back to the floor. Fight over. Luke Rockhold def. Keith Jardine via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 4:26 to retain Strikeforce middleweight title.

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