The first main card bout of the night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine is Tarec Saffiedine vs. Tyler Stinson. This is a welterweight bout, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is airing on Strikeforce Extreme. The referee in charge of the action is Steve Mazzagatti.
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ROUND 1 - Stinson pressuring early against Saffiedine, but so far can't land anything major. Both fighters standing southpaw. Saffiedine changing stances early in the fight, but he is being stalked by Stinson. Saffiedine working the early inside leg kick. Right hook and partial head kick from Saffiedine finds the mark. Stinson catches Saffiedine with an elbow on the exit, but Saffiedine clinches again and trips Stinton to the mat. Stinton attempts the armbar, but can't get it. Saffiedine is bleeding badly over his right eye. Left hook from Stinson rattles Saffiedine, but he recovers. The two clinch.
Tarec Saffiedine defeats Tyler Stinson by split decision (29-28 Stinson, 30-27 Saffiedine, 29-28 Saffiedine)