Strikeforce Rockhold vs Jardine Betting Odds

January 7th, 2012, Strikeforce will kick off the New Year with a number of their marquee names back in action. Headlining the event, Luke Rockhold will attempt to defend his newly acquired Middleweight title against veteran Keith Jardine. We have the latest live Strikeforce Betting Odds and select the Preview Tab to continue reading and view the video.

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Originally, Tim Kennedy was granted the title shot but an injury forced him to withdraw. Luke Rockhold is fresh off his impressive 5 round battle with former champion Jacare Souza, in which Rockhold put on display an impressive striking arsenal. Keith Jardine made his Strikeforce debut as an injury replacement, battling Gegard Mousasi to a draw. Following the fight Jardine made good on his promise to drop to 185. This matchup will serve as an excellent test for the young champion as Rockhold will be forced to deal with the unconventional style of the challenger.

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In the co-main event the Ruthless one Robbie Lawler will tries to re-establish himself as a title contender in the Middleweight division. Opposing Lawler, Adlan Amagov, fresh off a first round knockout and a 2-0 start to his Strikeforce career has an opportunity to garner immediate title contender status with a victory. With both men primarily relying on their striking this bout has the potential for fireworks!

The rest of the card features a number of the promotions biggest stars. Wrestling superstar and former 206lbs Champ King Mo Lawal takes on wicked striker Lorenz ‘Monsoon’ Larkin. In two fights that could determine the competitors to battle for the vacant Welterweight title; Tarec Saffiedine meets Tyler Stinson and Tyron Woodley and Jordan Mein clash.

Saffiedine dominated veteran Scott Smith in his last appetence, while Tyler Stinson needed lest then 20 seconds to announce his arrival with a vicious knockouts win in his debut. Arguably, the best fight of the night Tyron Woodley has impressed with 9-0 record and is the odds on favourite to claims Welterweight gold, but Jordan Mein has been dominating the competition including back to back wins over the last two men to challenge for the Strikeforce 170lbs title.

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Jardine is the first of many Strikeforce events to come under the promotions new 2-year deal with Showtime, so expect fantastic results and epic battles as the roster of fighters attempt to reach their goal of MMA supremacy. Make sure you watch Kamikaze Overdrive MMA Predictions for all of your Strikeforce Predictions.

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