Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker hired extra security just in case some additional nonsense went down again between welterweight champ Nick Diaz and KJ Noons during this weekend’s festivities. If tonight’s “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II” event goes as smoothly as Friday’s weigh-ins, then the promoter definitely wasted his money – outside of the obvious publicity the additional police provided, of course.
Although the weight contest wasn’t available for live stream, like Strikeforce’s stateside counterparts like to offer, the promotion has released the video highlights. Friday’s festivities took place inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, site of this evening’s highly anticipate rematch.
Noons took a controversial TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) victory over Diaz to capture the EliteXC lightweight title a few years back. Diaz has since moved on to capture Strikeforce’s welterweight crown, while Noons has hovered around the 155-pound division.
Their EliteXC scrap went down at 160-pounds.
Tonight’s Showtime broadcast starts at 10PM ET/PT. Unfortunately, only fans with access to an East coast feed can watch the show live.
Please click the media player below to watch the weigh-ins:
Jess Bouscal (154.25) vs. Luis Mendoza (155)
Ron Keslar (180) vs. Josh McDonald (179)
David Marshall (169.5) vs. James Terry (170)
Andre Galvao (170.5) vs. Tyron Woodley (170.5)
Marloes Coenen (134) vs. Sarah Kaufman (134.25 – Strikeforce Womens 135-Pound Champion)
Josh Thomson (155.25) vs. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (155.75)
KJ Noons (169) vs. Nick Diaz (169.5 – Strikeforce Welterweight Champion)