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Strikeforce Results: Estevan Payan Abuses Alonzo Martinez Over Three Rounds

The first bout of the night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine is Alonzo Martinez vs. Estevan Payan. This fight is being contested at a catchweight of 160 pounds. This bout is airing on Strikeforce Extreme. The referee in charge of the action is Kim Winslow.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox and Martinez is active right away. Right overhand from Martinez, but he eats a left hook. Several outside leg kicks from Martinez. And now a switch middle kick. Martinez just getting out of the way of Payan's left hook. Martinez attempts an ankle pick, then a tree top, but nothing works. Left hook lands for Payan at the end of a three-punch combo. Crisp left hook from Payan followed by an outside leg kick. Martinez presses Payan into the fence, but the double leg fails. The two exchange strikes from there, Payan getting the best of it.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Payan.

ROUND 2 - Payan's jab starting to have strong effect. Payan pressing the action, but hasn't landed anything truly substantial yet. Outside leg kick now for Payan. Martinez charges in and Payan makes him pay with a left hook and a knee. Martinez clinches with Payan, but Payan shrugs it off. Martinez's output has declined substantially. Hard jab again from Payan. Right hand shovel punch snaps the head back of Martinez.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Payan.

ROUND 3 - Martinez opens up with a mixture of kicks, but that lasts only 30 seconds before this round picks up where the last left off. Hard uppercut to the body from Payan and a right hand at the end of an exchange. Right straight from Payan snaps Martinez's head then Payan lands a left hook to the body plus another right straight. Martinez switches southpaw, likely going sugarfoot. Now back orthodox. Outside leg kick now from Payan and this is turning into abuse. Payan goes back to the jab in the final minute. Right hand to the body, left hook from Payan is offered off twice. Martinez shoots as the round ends, but Payan stuffs it.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Payan and the fight 30-27 Payan.

Official results: Estevan Payan defeats Alonzo Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)