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Strikeforce Results: Tyron Woodley Smothers Jordan Mein In Dreadful Fight

The second main card bout of the night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine is Tyron Woodley vs. Jordan Mein. This is a welterweight bout, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is airing on Showtime. The referee in charge of the action is Chris Tognoni.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox. Woodley drives a middle kick to the body of Mein. Woodley times a right straight and ties up Mein, now pressing him against the fence. Mein stuffs the high crotch, but can't shake Woodley off of him. Referee Tognoni separates them. Mein switching stances. Short uppercut by Mein lands, but now Woodley lands an inside trip. Woodley working from halfguard, but Mein staying active on bottom to stay off the cage. Hard elbow from Woodley. Woodley hunting the arm triangle, but Mein stands.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Woodley.

ROUND 2 - Outside leg kick from Mein lands, but is nearly caught. Hard overhand right from Woodley finds the mark and does so with authority. Body lock takedown from Woodley puts Mein on his back. Mein being pressed into the cage and not able to do much but avoid or prevent the worst of it. Mein driving elbows to the top of Woodley's head, but no blood appears to be pouring.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Woodley.

ROUND 3 - Mein attempts a jumping knee. It misses and Woodley uses that as an opportunity to get Mein to the floor. This round is rather dreadful as Woodley does little but try to keep Mein planted on the floor. Referee Tognoni stands them up right as Mein was working a kimura. The two fighters clinch again but Mein is short on time. Mein tries a trip, but Woodley whizzers.

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

Official result: Tyron Woodley defeats Jordan Mein by split decision (29-28 Mein, 29-28 Woodley, 30-27 Woodley)

Strikeforce results:

Tyron Woodley defeats Jordan Mein by split decision (29-28 Mein, 29-28 Woodley, 30-27 Woodley)
Tarec Saffiedine defeats Tyler Stinson by split decision (29-28 Stinson, 30-27 Saffiedine, 29-28 Saffiedine)