As the corporate climate of MMA continues to grow, fewer and fewer notable independent MMA sites remain. Each week we will bring you some of the top articles from a few of our friends still holding it down out there. From the East Coast to the West Coast, the U.K. and Asia, this is the Independent MMA Link Club.
Strikeforce brings their brand of MMA to Portland, Ore., tonight as Middleweight champ Luke Rockhold faces off with Tim Kennedy. UFC veteran Nate Marquardt takes on the unbeaten Tyron Woodley for the vacant welterweight strap. Hard-hitting brawler Robbie Lawler takes on striking technician Lorenz Larkin, and BJJ world champion Roger Gracie squares off with “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine. All this and much more tonight on Showtime.
“Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy” takes place this evening at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., and is headlined with two title fights. In the night’s headliner, Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, representing American Kickboxing Academy, puts his title on the line against Tim Kennedy, of Jackson’s MMA.
Strikeforce returns this Saturday. You remember them, right? And they are doing it up big for the Showtime broadcast. “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy” takes place July 14 in Portland, Ore., and is headlined with two title fights; Tyron Woodley defending his welterweight title against Nate Marquardt and Luke Rockhold defending his middleweight title against Tim Kennedy.