As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. Our live coverage will start with the fights on the Showtime Extreme prelims (8 p.m. ET) tthrough the main card on Showtime (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 Showtime Extreme preliminary card.
Lightweight contender Pat Healy will look to lock up a shot at the Strikeforce lightweight title when he takes on Mizuto Hirota in the prelim's featured bout. Jorge Masvidal looks to get things going in the right direction again when he takes on Justin Wilcox in a lightweight battle. Ryan Couture returns to the Strikeforce cage against Joe Duarte. A pair of welterweight bouts rounds out the card with Jordan Mein taking on Tyler Stinson and Jason High facing Nate Moore.
Make sure to come back during the event and share your thoughts as the event goes down.
The Sho Extreme broadcast is live.
Before the show went on the air, Jason High beat Nate Moore by guillotine choke in just 26 seconds.
Jordan Mein vs. Tyler Stinson - Round 1 - Feeling out and throwing some decent shots here early. Mein looking good closing distance to land and Stinson is bleeding pretty good already. Stinson is trying to get some decent long strikes going but Mein is certainly getting the better of the exchanges here. Mein flurrying really hard and he's buzzing Stinson. Stinson is firing back with some strikes but half of his face is covered in blood. Mein with a good right hand and then a left hook, Stinson tries to fire back but misses and the round ends. 10-9 Mein.
Round 2 - Hard right to the body and left hand to the head by Mein. Another hard left to the head by Mein. Another body shot, then back to the head. Another good combo by Mein. Mein is just torching him on the feet here but Stinson is too tough to go down. Hard uppercut by Mein and then Stinson drives in for a takedown but Mein stands right back up. Stinson still landing the occasional punch here and there, but getting beat thoroughly. 10-9 Mein
Round 3 - Mein throwing some hard shots but Stinson is landing the jab and a few decent power shots. Another hard combo by Mein and a big uppercut. Stinson with the single return shot and a big left hand but he has to do more than that, he's lost the fight on the cards, needs a knockout and probably needs more than a single punch to get it. Mein keeps landing. Stinson with a good kick and Mein is returning fire. They flurry to the bell. 10-9 Mein.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Jordan Mein wins by unanimous decision.
Jorge Masvidal vs. Justin Wilcox - Round 1 - Wilcox with a leg kick, Masvidal trying to track him down to open up on him. Wilcox landing a few decent jabs. Hard jab by Masvidal. Wilcox tries for the takedown, Masvidal stands. Wilcox holding on well, trying to make it happen. Mavidal does well t stay standing up and they separate. Good uppercut and right hand by Masvidal. Masvidal with a good knee. Wilcox keeps pushing forward. More knees to the body by Masvidal and now some big shots by Masvidal. Masvidal really pouring it on now. Another big knee by Masvidal. Masvidal couldn't get the finish but he really took that round over and made a statement. 10-9 Masvidal.
Round 2 - Wilcox looks recovered and he's trying to come forward hard but not really landing much. Masvidal not doing a ton early here, just Good leg kick by Masvidal. Right hand by Masvidal. Wilcox goes high with a kick and Wilcox shoots but can't get the takedown. Uppercut lands hard for Masvidal. Masvidal is the one landing the better shots here but Wilcox is moving more, which I assume means the judges are scoring for him. Wilcox with a takedown and Masvidal stands back up with ease and lands a few good strikes including a hard knee while avoiding the punches of Wilcox. 10-9 Masvidal.
Round 3 - Wilcox coming out hard and he does land a few hard shots. Now Masvidal with a series of jabs. Wilcox is throwing a lot. Masvidal with a good right hand and a leg kick. Masvidal slips strikes and lands a ew and then a big head kick. Wilcox pushing forward hard. Good shots by Masvidal now and Wilcox has slowed a bit. Takedown by Wilcox and Masvidal bounces right back up. Wilcox does manage to get the takedown but Masvidal lands a few punches and stands up. Right hand by Masvidal. Masvidal landing some good strikes again. Masvidal with a good knee and right hand. Left hand by Wilcox. I have it 30-27 for Masvidal but I assume the judges have it 29-28 Wilcox.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Wilcox, 29-28 Masvidal, 30-27 Masvida. Jorge Masvidal wins by split decision.
Ryan Couture vs. Joe Duarte - Round 1 - Duarte with a leg kick and a body shot. Couture with a body kick and Duarte catches it and lands a right hand. Couture pushing for the takedown very hard and can't get it. Right hand by Duarte is blocked. Left hand lands for Duarte. Duarte just kind of landing single shots and avoiding letting Ryan play in the clinch. Couture is doing okay, but he's not doing enough to win the round in my eyes. Duarte with a nice combo, knee and then a big right hand. Takedown by Duarte but he lets Couture up when he starts playing for submissions. 10-9 Duarte.
Round 2 - Couture with a nice takedown and he walks Duarte to the cage, Duarte uses the cage to stand up and Couture is looking for the takedown again. Duarte catches a kick and lands his own kick to Couture's leg. Leg kick by Duarte, Couture with a light combo. Duarte with a takedown and he lets Couture back up. Right hand by Duarte. Couture looking for the takedown again and again can't get it. Now he does get it against the cage and Duarte is trying to stand and gives up his back Couture moves to mount off a rear naked choke attempt. 19-19 after a good finish to the round by Couture.
Round 3 - Couture coming out aggressive, Duarte with a head kick that gets blocked. Couture keeps pushing looking for the takedown. Duarte with a good takedown after Couture misses a punch. Peruvian necktie attempt by Duarte but he can't finish. They're back to standing up. Duarte lands a few punches and misses a takedown. Duarte tries for a few subs after being on the bottom but they stand back up. Duarte was looking for the takedown but Couture lands a knee to the body. Couture gets the takedown. I think Couture probably won that. Close fight.
Official scorecards: 29-28 Duarte, 29-28 Couture, 29-28 Couture. Ryan Couture wins by split decision.
Pat Healy vs. Mizuto Hirota - Round 1 - Hirota throwing a few strikes that miss and he clinches Healy up. Hirota with the takedown. He doesn't do a ton with it but he had position there and was just starting to open up when the ref restarted them. They stand back up and finally Healy is able to get distance. They trade left hooks, Healy looks for the single leg and can't get it. Hirota is really making this difficult on Healy. 10-9 Hirota.
Round 2 - Good elbow by Healy. Hirota with a flurry and a good shot in return by Healy. Another takedown by Hirota. Healy does manage to get to his feet. Hirota pushes Healy right back into the cage. Now Healy finally gets a takedown of his own. Healy has him cut up around the eye. They're standing and Healy looking for another takedown. Big elbow by Healy. 10-9 Healy?
Round 3 - They're trading some hard shots and both men are landing to the head and landing some leg kicks. Healy drives in for a single leg. Healy does get the takedown now. He does a little work with elbows and Hirota gets up. Hard combination by Hirota. Healy with another takedown. Tough round, tough fight. 10-9 Healy I guess. This is the kind of fight where you have to not take my scoring seriously as I have to write and watch at the same time so I miss a lot of the little things that are happening.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 Pat Healy wins by unanimous decision.