Strikeforce: Rockhold Vs. Kennedy - Live Results And Play-By-Play For Main Card


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 main card.

The evening's main event is a Strikeforce middleweight championship bout with Luke Rockhold defending the title against Tim Kennedy. A welterweight title fight serves as the co-main event as Tyron Woodley and Nate Marquardt fight for the vacant belt. Rounding out the four fight main card is a striking showcase between Robbie Lawler and Lorenz Larkin as well as a battle between veteran Keith Jardine and Roger Gracie.

Make sure to come back during the event and share your thoughts as the event goes down.

Robbie Lawler vs. Lorenz Larkin - Round 1 - Front kick by Lawler. Lawler throwing a lot of kicks early. Big shot by Lawler and Larkin is badly hurt!. Lawler trying to follow up but can't finish. Larkin with a very slick trip takedown and he's on top throwing some very good elbows now. Lawler able to stand but Larkin pushes him into the cage. Knee to the body by Larkin in the clinch. Larkin with some very good combinations and they're trading now. Big uppercut by Larkin and some big elbows. Lawler dropping down for a takedown. Larkin with some very hard uppercuts and a knee. Another big uppercut. Big knee to the body by Larkin. I think he came back to win that round. 10-9 Larkin.

Round 2 - Larkin looking loose early in the round. Lawler just kind of plodding around. Larkin with a really nice combination. Larkin with a few knees in close again. Lawler looking for a takedown now. Larkin almost locks up a guillotine but can't get the tap and they're back to standing. It's a real clinch battle here and they're restarted. Larkin just misses a head kick that would have finished the fight but it does hit him in the top of the head and Lawler is bleeding. 10-9 Larkin.

Round 3 - Lawler looking aggressive early. Lawler throwing body kicks and looking for a big left. Lawler pins him to the fence again. Lawler looking for a takedown. Now Lawler with a big left hand. Larkin with a hard flurry and Lawler throws the head kick. Right hand by Lawler. Good body kick by Larkin. Larkin throwing the kicks a lot now. Larkin keeps throwing and keeping Lawler from getting off. Lawler bleeding again. Larkin with a very good combo and now some really hard elbows. Lawler wildly swinging and missing. 10-9 Larkin again. No way he didn't win this fight.

Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Lorenz Larkin wins by unanimous decision.

Keith Jardine vs. Roger Gracie - Round 1 - Gracie managed to get a quick takedown. He's on top throwing some soft elbows as Jardine slides back to the cage to try to stand up. He manages to do it, but Gracie takes him back down. Gracie moves to mount. Gracie tries to lock up an arm, and instead lands some elbows to open some cuts.

Round 2 - Another quick takedown and Gracie has the back. Gracie is just transitioning and doing whatever he wants on the ground. He still has the back and has a body triangle. Gracie controls him to the bell.

Round 3 - Hard body shot by Jardine. Big shot by Jardine stumbles Gracie. Gracie is still hurt but he manages to grab Jardine but Keith gets away without being taken down. Jardine spends a bunch of time not throwing punches the rest of the round. 10-9 Jardine.

Official Scorecards: 29-27, 30-27, 30-26. Roger Gracie wins by unanimous decision.

Strikeforce Welterweight Championship Bout: Tyron Woodley vs. Nate Marquardt: Round 1 - They trade kicks and Marquardt's drifts low. Big punch by Woodley sends Marquardt stumbling and Woodley follows him and takes him down. After they get to standing, Marquardt drops Woodley with a hard punch. Woodley with a desperation shot and almost gets guillotined. They're back to standing and Marquardt with a nice flurry and now he drops down for a takedown. Hard body punch by Marquardt. Woodley with a knee in the clinch that lands to Marquardt's face. A few right hands by Marquardt. 10-9 Marquardt. Woodley never really recovered once hurt.

Round 2 - Leg kick early by Marquardt. Woodley doing some decent work in the striking but Marquardt is better on the feet. Marquardt is pumping the jab and mixing in low kicks. Marquardt is safe with the leg kicks here and then a big spinning back kick to the body and Woodley didn't look happy to have eaten that. Hard right by Marquardt and now he gets a trip takedown. Woodley manages to get up, head kick by Woodley, right by Marquardt, hard punch by Woodley. 10-9 Marquardt.

Round 3 - Woodley comes out very hard and lands some good punches and puts Marquardt on his back. Woodley with big punches and elbows from on top. Marquardt looks for an arm but can't get it. Bad stand-up by the ref. Marquardt doing well on the feet again as Woodley looks pretty tired. 10-9 Woodley

Round 4 - Hard combo by Marquardt early hurts Woodley. Marquardt with a big combination, hard elbow, big uppercut and Woodley crumples to the canvas. Nate Marquardt wins by TKO (strikes), round 4.

Strikeforce Middleweight Championship: Luke Rockhold (c) vs. Tim Kennedy - Round 1 - Rockhold is the much bigger fighter in the cage. Rockhold pushes Kennedy to the cage, lands a knee and backs out. More knees to the body in the clinch by Rockhold. Body punches by Rockhold now. Rockhold with some big right hands and he stings Kennedy. Kennedy turns him and gets a big takedown. He doesn't do much with it before Rockhold gets back to standing. Big combo by Rockhold. 10-9 Rockhold.

Round 2 - Big kick by Rockhold, Kennedy tries to take him down but Rockhold takes the back. Kennedy gets back to his feet but is getting beat up on the feet again. They scramble and Kennedy scoots out and looks for the takedown but so far can't get it. Rockhold is just simply too good in the stand-up. 10-9 Rockhold.

Round 3 - Rockhold gets a warning for grabbing the cage, so does Kennedy. No more cage grabs will be tolerated. Big right hand by Rockhold. Kennedy is using some leg kicks this round and circling a lot. Kennedy with a takedown and he has Rockhold's back. Rockhold is able to get to his feet. A few strikes before the end of the round for Rockhold. 10-9 Rockhold but I could see scoring that round for Kennedy.

Round 4 - More f the same early. Rockhold doing well on the feet, Kennedy not able to do much beyond leg kicks. Big shot by Rockhold hurts Kennedy and he is down. A few big follow-up shots by Rockhold and Kennedy is recovering, sitting up and looking to lock up a choke but instead gets back to his feet. 10-9 Rockhold.

Round 5 - Kennedy needs to do something big this round, but instead he eats a few punches and then throws a leg kick. Kennedy now looking for a takedown. Rest of the round goes like the fight before it. Sorry for the lack of details, but not a lot ot say. 10-9 Rockhold. I've got it a sweep.

Official scorecards: 49-46 across the board. Luke Rockhold wins by unanimous decision.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy

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