Did you miss last night's Strikeforce event? Showtime was nice enough to put together a recap video of the two title bouts that served as the main event and co-main events of the show. Nate Marquardt defeated Tyron Woodley by fourth-round knockout to claim the Strikeforce welterweight title, while Luke Rockhold successfully defended his Strikeforce middleweight title with a unanimous decision win over Tim Kennedy.
You can check out the video highlights below, and read Brent Brookhouse's play-by-lay for Rockhold vs. Kennedy after the jump.
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.