Marquardt KOs Woodley, earns Strikeforce Welterweight Title
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.
|Height||6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)|
|Weight||185 (83.91 kg)|
|Height||5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)|
|Weight||170 (77.11 kg)|
Nate Marquardt defeated Tyron Woodley by KO (4th Round, 1:39)