Marquardt KOs Woodley, earns Strikeforce Welterweight Title

by Matt Erickson | source: mmajunkie.com
 

At long last, Strikeforce has a new welterweight champion.

And despite 16 months without a fight, and fighting for Strikeforce for the first time, that new champion is Nate Marquardt. The former UFC middleweight on Saturday brutally knocked out Tyron Woodley in the fourth round after a back-and-forth slugfest.

The welterweight title fight served as the co-main event of Saturday's "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" event at Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. The fight aired on Showtime following prelims on Showtime Extreme.

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Title Fight Nate "The Great" Marquardt Vs. Tyron Woodley
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) - Fight was for the Welterweight Title
Name Nate Marquardt <a href=Nate Marquardt" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=-1&y=0&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=05F5B300-1D09-6BFC-E5168E8FDDE3E0C7.jpg" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 31-10-2
Team Colorado Stars
VS
Name Tyron Woodley <a href=Tyron Woodley" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=90&q=75&x=75&y=12&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=40429FF4-1D09-6BFC-E56E063E396DEFBB.jpg" />
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 12-0-0
Team  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nate Marquardt defeated Tyron Woodley by KO (4th Round, 1:39)

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pegson123 site profile image  

7/15/12 8:56 PM by pegson123

awesome

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

7/15/12 8:06 PM by SQUEEZIE

wen zuffa took over

GOREILLAMAN site profile image  

7/15/12 6:55 PM by GOREILLAMAN

The combo would have put just about anybody to sleep. Impressive.

stonepony site profile image  

7/15/12 5:13 AM by stonepony

Should have been the main-event. Bad business by Strikeforce. Not smart. IMO.

ausgepicht site profile image  

7/15/12 4:41 AM by ausgepicht

Considering his Spanish is fucked up, that would be a no.  

Art Corvelay site profile image  

7/15/12 4:06 AM by Art Corvelay

I actually dislike Nate, and was amazed by his manner of victory tonight. In fact, I have previously talked a whole lot of shit about his fights. While I would absolutely not wish to have been a part of them, he did an incredible thing tonight which he deserves credit for. No matter how he does in the future, he deserves credit for the impressive performance tonight.

Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

7/15/12 4:01 AM by Nexuscrawlers

That was a really great fight, with a very satisfying outcome.

Kansas Comet site profile image  

7/15/12 3:51 AM by Kansas Comet

Wow Walk-Off Uppercut KO, sweet by Nate the Great!KOTN and FOTN!

MMAreaper site profile image  

7/15/12 3:03 AM by MMAreaper

 They actually said before the fight that he stopped taking TRT. I guess the after fight drug test will confirm or deny these facts.

UrbanSavage site profile image  

7/15/12 2:40 AM by UrbanSavage

They've shown her HALLELUJAH bullshit after every single goddamn fight, and were literally showing her before this fight and inbetween rounds. Honestly, Strikeforce fucking owed it to us to show us that bitch's face after Woodley got KO'd after all the times I've had to see her for no reason at all.