Pictures: “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg”

Strikeforce welterweight champion successfully defends his title with a second round armbar of Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos in the main event. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It was a night of finishes on Showtime Saturday night at “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

In the main event, Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz successfully defended his title against Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos via second round armbar submission.

Cyborg landed multiple vicious leg kicks and some big punches in the first round but Diaz never retreated and continued throwing combinations of punches that eventually wore Cyborg down. Near the end of round two Cyborg took Diaz down and moments later he was tapping out.

In the co-main event, middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Robbie Lawler via rear-naked choke in the third round.

Also competing on the Showtime-televised main card, forty-eight-year-old football legend and 1992 Olympian Herschel Walker stopped Scott Carson in round two and Roger Gracie upheld the honor of his family name by defeating MMA veteran Trevor Prangley via rear-naked choke in the first round.

For a detailed account as well as quick results of each fight check out our Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” live results, play-by-play and for a summary of everything that went down check this out: “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” recap: Diaz amrbars “Cyborg” after epic stand up war to retain title. Also stay tuned for ProMMAnow.com‘s exclusive photos and interviews from the event.

Nick Diaz connects on Cyborg. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Big shot to the body from Diaz. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Chalk up one more for the champion. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Let's do the Crocodile Rock! Jacare keeps his Strikeforce middleweight title with win over Robbie Lawler. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza choked out Robbie Lawler. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Jacare lands a right. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Robbie Lawler hits very hard and had Jacare hurt in round one. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker took out Scott Carson via TKO. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Scott Carson turtles up. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Herschel Walker riding Carson. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Roger Gracie defeats MMA veteran Trevor Prangley. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
When a Gracie takes your back, there's a slim chance you will escape. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Roger Gracie is not just a BJJ guy. Photo credit: Esther Lin for Strikeforce
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