Check out a photo gallery from the Strikeforce: "Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" event that took place last night (Sat., Jan. 12, 2013) at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, featuring the promotion's last-ever welterweight (170 pounds) championship bout between Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine.
Tarec Saffiedine earned a unanimous decision over Nate Marquardt in last night's (Jan. 12, 2013) mixed martial arts (MMA) main event in what marked the final Strikeforce event, which took place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., to win the organization's welterweight championship.
In the heavyweight co-main event, Daniel Cormier thrashed Dion Staring with strikes, forcing the referee to stop the fight in the second round. Other main card action included Josh Barnett quickly submitting Nandor Guelmino, while Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo Souza also picked up first-round finishes of their respective opponents.
There was plenty of combat sports action to capture, which USA Today Sports did in photo form, snapping the entire fight card for the purpose of posterity. We've sifted through them all and shared a selection of the shots up above for your viewing pleasure.
For complete Strikeforce: "Marquardt vs. Saffiedine results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here. Be sure to also check out the picture of Marquardt's tenderized thigh, which "Sponge" beat to purple pulp en route to his well-deserved upset victory, right here (see the .gif here, too).