As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. Our live coverage will start with the Showtime Extreme coverage of the undercard fights at 8 p.m. ET and continue through the main card on Showtime starting at 10 p.m. ET. so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the undercard on Showtime Extreme.
Four fights are planned for the undercard broadcast including a welterweight bout between Nah-Shon Burrell taking on James Terry. Gian Villante squares off with Trevor Smith in a light heavyweight bout. Rounding out the undercard is a lightweight fight between Ricky Legere and Chris Spang as well as a 160 pound bout between Estevan Payan and Alonzo Martinez.
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Estevan Payan vs. Alonzo Martinez - Round 1 - Martinez with a few low kicks and a knee that gets in to the body. Both men landing hard shots now. Martinez is landing really hard here for all the talking the Strikeforce announcers did about Payan dominating great fighters in the gym. Payan is starting to settle down and calm down with the wild punches and with technique comes success as he's starting to land. Payan took over in the later part of the round with straighter punches and less looping attempts to connect with a "bomb." 10-9 Payan after a rocky open.
Round 2 - A little more measured here early and now Payan with a great 1-2 combo that shoots the mouthpiece out of Martinez's mouth. Martinez is getting picked apart here. Payan's jab and straight right are landing with regularity. Jab lands and twists the head of Martinez. A big knee got in there for Payan also that round. 10-9 Payan.
Round 3 - Martinez is coming out hard trying to make something happen with leg kicks in this round. Left hook by Payan gets in and a body shot as well. Martinez goes to the body with a punch and a kick also. Big uppercut by Payan. Another right uppercut gets in. Payan is back to tagging Martinez after the opening minute. Martinez with two badly telegraphed takedown attempts and Payan just throws him off with ease. Great right uppercut to the body and a right hand to the head. 10-9 Payan for the sweep on my card.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across all three scorecards. Estevan Payan wins by unanimous decision.
Ricky Legere vs. Chris Spang - Legere coming forward while Spang circles. Legere with a big takedown early. Spang tries for an armbar but Legere defends well. A few punches and a short elbow by Legere from on top. Legere passes to side control. Spang is eventually able to get to his feet and he lands a kick to the head so Legere pushes him into the cage. Spang jumps to pull guard with a guillotine and Legere almost tapped but the round ends. 10-9 Legere.
Round 2 - Spang opens up with a nice flurry and then a big knee but Legere uses it to get the takedown. Legere with some elbows and a hammerfist. Brief scramble but Legere remains on top in Spang's full guard. The referee stands them up and Spang lands a right hand. Spang with a spinning backfist that Legere ducks under and tries for the takedown. Spang defending but Legere pushes him into the cage, picks him up and takes him down. 10-9 Legere.
Round 3 - Right hand by Spang lands solid. Head kick is blocked by Legere. Big right by Spang. Spang with ill-advised kicks and he gets taken back down. Nothing much happens, they're stood up and Legere takes him back down. Spang gets back to his feet, lands a combo and Legere crumbles. Spang tries for a rear naked choke and Legere survives, gets on top and flurries as the fight ends. 10-9 Legere.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board, all for Ricky Legere.
Trevor Smith vs. Gian Villante - Round 1 - Villante ends up on top quickly, Smith gets up and eats a knee for his troubles. Smith with a kick to the body. Villante with a nice left hook. A few more shots by Villante as Smith tries to get his leg, Villante keeps landing hammerfists while Smith doesn't do anything so referee Kim Winslow calls an end to it. Gian Villante wins by TKO (punches), 1:05 of Round 1.
Nah-Shon Burrell vs. James Terry - Round 1 - Burrell with an overhand right and then Terry lands a low blow. Terry looks for a takedown after they trade on the feet for a bit. Terry manages to get the takedown. Terry tries to work a bit but Burrell stands up. Terry gets a single leg now and gets into full mount. Burrell just sits up and stand up...when mounted. A huge show of strength there. Terry tries to take the back off a takedown attempt. Terry with another takedown and he's winning this just through takedowns with nothing else. 10-9 Terry
Round 2 - Head kick by Terry is blocked. Uppercut and a left hand by Burrell. Big right hand by Terry really buzzed Burrell. Burrell needs to do something different here because he's not winning on the feet now either. Hard leg kick by Terry and then a nice right hand counter. Terry with a right hand in return. Burrell finding some success of the counter now. Terry with another takedown with about half a minute left. 10-9 Terry.
Round 3 - Terry circling around an Burrell is trying to stalk him. Burrell landing very hard shots now and they clinch against the cage. Burrell with some more big shots when they separate. Burrell with a right hand and now an uppercut. Big knee now. Burrell tagging him and Terry is basically running away. Right hand by Burrell hurts Terry badly and Burrell can't really follow up. Terry with an uppercut. Terry now with a shot, looking for a takedown in the last 30 seconds. Burrell gives it up chasing a guillotine from bad position. 10-9 Burrell makes it 29-28 Terry on my card.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Terry, 29-28 Burrell, 29-28 Burrell. Nah-Shon Burrell wins by split decision. ...wow