Photo of Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold, who defends his 185-pound title for the first time ever against Keith Jardine on Saturday night (Jan. 7, 2012). Photo of Rockhold via Strikeforce.com.
The official weigh in event for Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs. Jardine" took place today (Fri., Jan. 6, 2012) LIVE from the HRH Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
All but one of the 18 fighters on the card made their contracted weight with just Nah-Shon Burrell coming in one pound heavy for his welterweight scrap against James Terry (170-pounds) on the undercard.
Burrell has one hour to cut the additional pound and we'll pass along word if and when he does so.
"Rockhold vs. Jardine" will feature newly-minted middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, defending his 185-pound belt for the first time against long-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran, Keith Jardine, in the main event of the evening.
Other main card match ups booked for the "Sin City" event, which will begin to air live on Showtime on Jan. 7, 2012, at 10 p.m. ET, include "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs. Adlan Amagov, former light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal vs. Lorenz Larkin and Tarec Saffiedine vs. Tyler Stinson.
Complete Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs Jardine" weigh in results, after the jump.
Main Card (Showtime):
Preliminary Card (Showtime Extreme):
*Burrell has one hour to cut the additional pound
For those fortunate enough to be in Las Vegas this weekend, remember the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh in will open at 3:00 p.m. local time.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Jan. 7, 2012), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7:30 p.m. ET with the preliminary bouts.
Note: Showtime is offering a FREE preview weekend to start the New Year, which means that cable, as well as satellite subscribers, will be able to watch the network, including "Rockhold vs. Jardine," from Friday to Sunday at absolutely no charge.
It's going to be a fun night of fights so don't miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight Strikeforce coverage you can handle
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