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“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” Fight Card Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
April 2nd, 2011
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Exactly one week before the curtain is drawn on “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley,” the San Jose, California based promotion announced the event’s complete 10-bout roster.

A pair of spectacular championship affairs will headline the star-studded extravaganza.

Lightweight king Gilbert Melendez will put his crown on the line against Japanese star Tatsuya Kawajiri in the card’s co-featured contest, while welterweight champ Nick Diaz defends his belt against Paul Daley in the night’s main event.

The Showtime broadcast begins at 11PM ET/PT.

Here are the athletes participating next Saturday inside the Valley View Casino in San Diego, California:

Preliminary Bouts:

Casey Ryan vs. Paul Song
Edgar Cardenas vs. Rolando Perez
A.J. Matthews vs. Herman Terrado
Saad Awad vs. Joe Duarte
Brett Albee vs. Virgil Zwicker
Takaya Hiroyuki vs. Robert Peralta

Main Bouts:

Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm
Gegard Mousasi vs. Keith Jardine
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce Lightweight Champion)
Paul Daley vs. Nick Diaz (Strikeforce Welterweight Champion)

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