“Diaz vs. Daley” will mark Strikeforce’s first major event under Zuffa, LLC’s watch. There has been a clear difference in how this week’s fight week festivities have gone, with countless UFC personnel lending a helpful hand. Even Thursday’s pre-fight press conference had a definite Octagon-feel to it, from the table alignment to the banner in the background.
Welterweight champion Nick Diaz will put his belt on the line against Paul Daley in Saturday’s main event inside the Valley View Casino in San Diego, California. While Diaz and Daley are a couple of the division’s best trash talkers, they have remained respectful and relatively quiet entering their eagerly anticipated shootout.
Tomorrow’s Showtime broadcast begins at 10 PM ET/PT.
Please click the media players to watch yesterday’s presser:
Nick Diaz and Paul Daley:
Here are the athletes participating in tomorrow’s show:
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)