“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” will be jumping off tonight inside the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
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 champion Nick Diaz defends his belt against Paul Daley in the night’s main event.
Showtime will broadcast Saturday’s event at 10PM ET/PT. Unfortunately, only fans with access to an east coast feed will be able to watch tonight’s action live.
Here is the roster for tonight’s extravaganza:
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
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)