“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II” is officially jumping off inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The Showtime broadcast begins at 10PM ET/PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
SPOILER ALERT: Only fans with access to an East Coast feed will be able to watch Saturday’s bouts live. We will be posting the results as they happen … You have been WARNED!
Nick Diaz will finally be granted his long awaited rematch with KJ Noons in the card’s featured contest. The current/former boxer dominated Diaz in their first outing, dropping him with a right hand and landing a knee to the grill that opened up a gash on Diaz’s forehead.
The cage-side doctor felt the cut was too severe and opted to call the bout after the 1stRound, much to the chagrin of Diaz.
A thrilling lightweight battle between Josh Thomson and Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante will serve as tonight’s co-main event.
Jess Bouscal Defeated Luis Mendoza via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 3:00 in the 2ndRound
Josh MacDonald Defeated Ron Keslar via Unanimous Decision (29-28 All Three Judges)
James Terry Defeated David Marshall via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Tyron Woodley Defeated Andre Galvao via KO (Strikes) at 1:28 1stRound
Marloes Coenen Defated Sarah Kaufman via Submission (Armbar) at 1:59 in the 3rdRound (Coenen captures Strikeforce Womens 135-Pound Title)
Josh Thomson Defeated Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Nick Diaz Defeated KJ Noons via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-47, 49-46) (Diaz retains Strikeforce Welterweight Title)