Marquardt KOs Woodley, earns Strikeforce Welterweight Title

Saturday, July 14, 2012

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 Nate Marquardt
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 31-10-2
Team Colorado Stars


Name Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 12-0-0

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