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Completed MMA Bout

Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley

Main Event | Strikeforce Welterweight Championship | 170 lbs

Mmaweekly large Nick Diaz
Mmaweekly large Paul "Semtex" Daley

Round 1

24-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   27-9-2
Climbed to 25-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 27-10
-220 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +175 (Slight Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Us United States   Nationality   Gb United Kingdom
Stockton, California   Fighting out of   Nottingham, England
27 years, 8 months   Age at Fight   28 years, 1 month, 5 days
169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   75.0" (191cm)
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu   Gym   Team Rough House
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
  • Date: Saturday 04.09.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: Valley View Casino Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Gus Johnson
  • Diaz Total Disclosed Pay: $175,000
  • Daley Total Disclosed Pay: $65,000
  • Title on Line: Strikeforce Welterweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Diaz
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Diaz vs. Daley Wiki Update Wiki

The Strikeforce Welterweight Title went on the line in the Main Event of Strikeforce's April 9, 2011 show when Champion Nick Diaz took on striking specialist Paul Daley.

A wild, back-and-forth affair began with Diaz on the receiving end of heavy shots from Daley that looked to have him wobbled. Diaz quickly turned the tide in his favor with heavy, winging body shots that mere moments later looked to have Daley fading. The furious pace kept up midway through the round as the fighters threw in wild combination exchanges. The pendulum next swung to Daley, who dropped Diaz flat on his belly with a heavy right hand. Diaz looked on the verge of losing as he turtled up low and looked to regain his senses.

Diaz eventually regained his composure and resumed his body attack on the feet, once again wobbling Daley in a wild barrage that had Daley stumble to the canvas as the fighters separated. Diaz quickly pounced and dropped shots while standing in Daley's guard. Only three seconds remained in the round, but referee par excellence "Big" John McCarthy saw Daley's eyes close and his body slacken and called a halt to the bout. An absolutely engrossing slugfest ended with Diaz securing his 10th straight win against world class competition, and the fans were handed an instant classic.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:47 PM ET
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