ProMMAnow.com “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine” staff picks

The ProMMAnow.com staff weighs in with their thoughts and predictions on Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine” Showtime card featuring middleweight champ Luke Rockhold vs. Keith Jardine in the main event.

“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” LIVE results and play-by-play

Join us tonight as Nick Diaz defends his title against Paul Daley, Gilbert Melendez defends his title against Tatsuya Kawajiri, Keith Jardine takes on Gegard Mousasi and Shinya Aoki faces rising star Lyle Beerbohm.

“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” press conference *VIDEO*

Strikeforce held their final “Diaz vs. Daley” press conference Wednesday in San Diego which included the main card fighters who will participate in Saturday’s event LIVE on Showtime.

UFC 110 preview: Keith Jardine vs. Ryan Bader *VIDEO*

One of the most anticipated fights of this weekend’s UFC 110 card in Sydney, Australia, is the light heavyweight match-up between undefeated Ryan “Darth” Bader (10-0) and Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine (15-6-1). Jardine says he has not faced a wrestler since he fought Mike Whitehead back at UFC 57 in 2006. While Bader … Read more

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida: Seizing the Opportunity

Lyoto Machida has been patiently waiting. 6-0 in the UFC and 14-0 overall, Machida has been consistently dominant in the Octagon, yet a shot at the Light Heavyweight title has eluded him. There was no denying following his UFC 94 destruction of previously unbeaten Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), that “The Dragon” was indeed ready to be labeled a number one contender.

Despite his dominating performance at UFC 94, it was soon learned that Machida would have to wait for his shot following the results of the Jackson vs. Jardine main event at UFC 96. As expected, Quinton Jackson did defeat Keith Jardine at UFC 96, and at the time it appeared that Lyoto Machida would once again be shelved in the shadows for his shot at glory.

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UFC 96 – Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Keith Jardine, and Matt Hamill earn $60K “Fight Night” bonuses

“Fight Night” bonuses were given out to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Keith Jardine for “Fight of the Night”, while Matt Hamill earned “Knockout of the Night” with his highlight reel head kick KO of Mark Munoz.

The UFC’s trip to Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio was a success despite what many considered to be a lackluster main event, and the absence of any belt on the line. The fighters were awarded $60,000 for their efforts, which is down from $65,000 that was handed out at UFC 94 in January.

Although there were no title fights taking place at UFC 96, there were several story lines to follow, in addition to some very important fights to determine top billing in a couple of divisions.

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UFC 96: JACKSON vs JARDINE live round by round results

UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE took place Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio. PRO MMA (promma.info) provided live results for the preliminary card beginning at 7pm CST/5pm PST and round by round updates for the main card starting at 9pm CST/7pm PST.

Quinton Jackson secured his position as number one contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title with a win over Keith Jardine in the main event. He will face the champion, Rashad Evans on May 23, 2009.

The PRO MMA (promma.info ) “Knockout of the Night” unquestionably goes to Matt Hamill for a devastating head kick KO that knocked Mark Munoz out cold. It was unexpected, extremely loud, and a beautiful example of the progression this wrestler turned MMA fighter has made. Here are the full results:

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Official UFC 96 weigh-in results

All fighters successfully made weight today at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE. UFC 96 features a main event light heavyweight bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. Jackson came in right at the 205lbs. mark and Jardine was one pound under. In a highly anticipated heavyweight match-up, Shane Carwin at 259.5lbs., came in three pounds heavier than his opponent, Gabriel Gonzaga. UFC 96 will air live on pay-per-view beginning at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. PRO MMA (promma.info) will have live round-by-round updates and fight results during the broadcast.

Full weigh-in results & photos after the jump…

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COUNTDOWN TO UFC 96 (video)

COUNTDOWN TO UFC 96 takes an in-depth look at the Quinton Jackson vs. Keith Jardine match-up as well as the Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shane Carwin fight. UFC 96 takes place tomorrow, Saturday, March 7. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing real time live round by round coverage of the event starting at 9pm CST / … Read more