Round-by-round action from Strikeforce

Round-by-round action from Strikeforce

Published Apr. 9, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Nick Diaz (24-7) vs. Paul Daley (27-9-2) for the Strikeforce welterweight title

Round 1

John McCarthy will be the third man in the cage. Diaz daring Daley to hit him early on ... OK. Jab jab from Diaz. Hook from Daley drops Diaz, Daley drops down and starts to wail away, Diaz keeps awake and the fight continues. Daley stays hot on his trail, but Diaz keeps alive and they break apart. Jab from Diaz and he follows with shots to the body. Daley goes for a knee from the clinch, misses, Diaz starts to unload and now Daley looks to be in trouble. Daley in survival mode gets the takedown. Diaz pulls Daley into the guard. Daley stands up. Diaz gets a beautiful shot in. Slugfest from these two nasty strikers. Elbow from Diaz, Daley hits Diaz on the button and Diaz goes down face first. Daley goes for the ground and pound but Diaz stays alive. Daley gets on top and Diaz pulls guard again. Stand up with 30 seconds remaining. Diaz starts to unload and Daley looks rocked. He returns fire a little but Daley's knee buckles and he falls backwards. Diaz pounces and goes for the stoppage with 10 seconds left. Miraculously he gets it and retains his title.

Nick Diaz def. Paul Daley via TKO (strikes), Round 1 (4:57)


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