Dream.14 results; Diaz submits Sakurai

by Brian Knapp | source: sherdog.com

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz submitted Hayato “Mach” Sakurai with a first-round armbar in the Dream 14 headliner on Saturday at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The end came 3:54 into round one, as Diaz posted his seventh consecutive victory.

Sakurai exploded out of the gate and tagged Diaz with several stout punches, forcing the Cesar Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt to shoot for a takedown inside the first 20 seconds. Sakurai returned to his feet, where Diaz initiated a clinch against the cage. Once the two men parted, the Japanese veteran scored with his own takedown.

Diaz went to work from his back and rolled for the armbar. Sakurai fell into his trap, as his attempted escape folded him right into the submission. The tapout soon followed.

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Bounty Hunter site profile image  

5/29/10 9:29 PM by Bounty Hunter

i think Sakuraba vs Lindland would be a cool fight in Strikeforce. my 2 cents

ackack site profile image  

5/29/10 8:56 PM by ackack

any chance you can upload the ralek fight?

Gracie BJJ site profile image  

5/29/10 7:48 PM by Gracie BJJ

War Diaz!

UGK4Life site profile image  

5/29/10 12:26 PM by UGK4Life

That was a sick card! I recorded it and just finished watching it... It was cool to see Diaz being respectful.. Good win for Kid too!..

epwar site profile image  

5/29/10 11:37 AM by epwar

Well, looks like they finally found somebody Kid Yamamoto can beat.

dking site profile image  

5/29/10 10:35 AM by dking

those were great fights!

madmav site profile image  

5/29/10 7:18 AM by madmav

 gsp... isn't ready for diaz... FTW!!!!!

Dawkins site profile image  

5/29/10 7:10 AM by Dawkins

Diaz isn't ready for GSP.

Dawkins site profile image  

5/29/10 7:08 AM by Dawkins

Think Dream should stick with the cage?

madmav site profile image  

5/29/10 7:08 AM by madmav

 awesome that ralek trained with jake and the cesar fight team.. and awesome that nick showed his ground game ... gsp take note.


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